Today's Topic: Reflexology for Nausea
You will learn:
People suffer from nausea for myriad reasons. Some possible reasons include food allergy or poisoning, certain medications, motion sickness, low blood sugar, and early stages of pregnancy. There are 6 reflexology points you can access in your hands that can help with nausea.
6 Reflexology Points for Nausea:
Diaphragm: The reflexology point for the diaphragm is located below the metacarpal heads. Thumb walk across this line in both hands.
Solar Plexus: Located underneath the 3rd metacarpal head in our hands. While the solar plexus is an energy point, it is also the center of our digestive system, often referred to as the gut brain. Gastric problems may arise is there is trauma to this energy center. Trauma can be muscular or emotional. Because digestive health and emotional well-being are sometimes connected to nausea this is an important point to press in this protocol.
Ears: Located below the 4th and 5th digits in both hands. Thumb walk across this area, pressing down into the palm.
Eyes: Located below the 2nd and 3rd digits in both hands. Thumb walk across this area, pressing down into the palm.
Liver: The liver is on the right side of the body so the reflexology point is reflected in the right hand. Thumb walk or rub with your thumb or knuckles.
Stomach: The stomach is mostly located on the left side of the body. Thumb walk or rub with your thumb or knuckles.
NOTE: If you are pregnant, the body is already overstimulated, especially in the first trimester. If you have nausea and are considering reflexology ask your doctor first if it is safe for you to receive sessions or do self-care. In my experience, if there are no complications, women who are physically active and regularly receive complementary or alternative therapies can do reflexology throughout all stages of their pregnancy.
Reflexology is not a substitute for medical care. Reflexology does not claim to cure, diagnose, prognose, or prescribe. If you have concerns about your health, seek advice from your doctor or health care provider.
Chantel C. Lucier, and her company, The AtHome Experience, are dedicated to educating and enlivening the individual towards greater connection to themselves, each other, and their community. By teaching people how to care for themselves at home, The AtHome Experience aims to empower people to create and sustain optimal health and well-being. By caring for ourselves and each other we construct and co-create a better future!