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first trimester of pregnancy, between the 5th and 12th
week, woman experiences some degree of nausea. If it is severe the woman may have
aversion to food, or vomiting. These
women may be stressed out and always feeling sick.
Note: needling is always done with gentle
stimulation, 2 points per person is usually enough, never insert deeply, stay away from low abdomen.
Disharmony between Liver and Stomach
vomit up bitter fluids,
stressed out, hypochondriac fullness/pain
P/T – soothe Liver,
harmonize Stomach, descend Qi
Acupuncture – sedate,
hand and foot Jueyin, foot Yangming,
PC 6, Ren 17, LR 3, Ren 12, ST 36
bitter fluids- GB 34
Spleen Stomach deficiency
clear fluids, poor diet and
digestion, fatigue, loose stools, pale complexion
P/T – regulate and
Tonify, moxa, foot Taiyin
& Yangming, ST 36, Ren 12, PC 6, SP 4
vomit Phlegm-fluids, sweet
sticky mouth, no appetite, chest/abdominal fullness, bloating, T- swollen with white greasy
coat, P- slippery
– regulate Qi, transform Phlegm, harmonize Stomach, relieve vomit
Acupuncture – moxa, neutral, foot Taiyin
& Yangming, SP 9 & ST 40, KI 21, Ren 12,
ST 36, PC 6, Ren 17
Alternative Treatment Methods
auricular- LR, ST,
Usually 2-4 thirty-five minute treatments within one week will show great improvement in the nausea and vomiting.
For more intense cases of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, 3-4 treatments within one week
will help determine prognosis, and 4-6 treatments within 10-14 days will determine
whether or not acupuncture will play a successful role in the treatment of the condition.
Vitamin B6 - up to 50mg - 4X/day has been used.
Nux-Vomica homeopathic medicine.
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