Various unfavorable conditions associated with the environment, food, mental health, or physiological stress can compromise the stomach, causing qi flow ascending within the stomach thereby leading to a loss of gastric homeostasis, which often triggers vomiting. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) built its understanding of vomiting from the long-term accumulation of clinical observations and treatments, which were used to gradually improve the conditions.
Nausea is not a disease itself but a symptom of many medical conditions, some related to the nervous system and others to the stomach and digestive tract. Nausea is also commonly experienced as a side effect of many drugs, including chemotherapy medications. Morning sickness is a common symptom of pregnancy. Prolonged nausea, if accompanied by vomiting, can cause rapid dehydration.
Treatment of Nausea With Acupuncture
Acupuncture is one of the most effective drug-free therapies, and the NIH recognizes the efficacy of acupuncture for treating nausea. Diet and herbal therapy can also play an important role in the treatment of nausea.
Call our office at (513) 528-2900, or use our online contact form to request an appointment for treatment of Nausea and Vomiting with Dr. Peter Sheng in Cincinnati Ohio.