The P6 acupuncture point

You can find an anatomical picture of the p6 acupuncture point at the following website:

By applying pressure to the p6 or Neiguan acupressure point, you can reduce nausea.1 To find the p6 point, look at the inside of your wrist. With the other hand, measure three fingers down from the wrist crease. At this point, between the two tendons running the length of the inside of your arm is the p6 point. During acupressure, avoid pressing on the tendons or a blood vessel. By pressing lightly on this point between the two tendons, you should be able to feel a reduction in nausea. However, it’s best when done on both wrists at the same time, so have a friend or partner help you with this. If you are alone, apply pressure to one wrist for 5 minutes, then 5 minutes on the other wrist.

If you’d prefer not to apply pressure, you can lightly tap repeatedly on the p6 point for relief from nausea, as well.

1. Lee A, Done ML. Stimulation of the wrist acupuncture point P6 for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD003281. Confirms through review of 26 articles on postoperative nausea and vomiting studies that the p6 point is effective at reducing nausea.