Use your wrist to relieve nausea or motion sickness.

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Long before retail pharmacies popped up on every block, ancient healers relied on the art of acupressure.

If you’re feel a little queasy out on the water and can’t get to a drug store, use your fingers to create pressure to stimulate trigger points on the body for relief. Pressing these points can help release muscle tension and promote blood circulation. Here’s how:

Step 1: Finding the pressure point (on your left hand):

  • Place your left hand face up in front of you.
  • Place the first 3 fingers of your right hand on top of your left wrist. You are using these three fingers to measure down from the base of your hand to find the pressure point on your left wrist.
  • Place your right thumb just below the third finger (index finger) in the center. You should be able to feel where the two large tendons of your wrist come together. That is the P-6 pressure point.

Finding Your p6 Acupressure Point

Step 2: Applying pressure:

  • Use your thumb to press on the P-6 pressure point in a circular motion for 2 to 3 minutes. You should press down hard, but not so much that it hurts.

Massage P6 Acupressure Point

Step 3: Repeat on other wrist.

You can do this several times a day as needed!

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