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Acupuncture for motion sickness

One day during a busy workday a person came up and introduced themselves, then proceeded to ask if I thought I could treat motion sickness. My response was the most honest one I could think of, “I don’t know, but I am willing to try my best and do some research and figure it out.”

This patient reported that they would get motion sickness triggered by riding in a car or plane and various other things. When it this person would get dizzy they would also have a racing heart, get nauseous and get “the sweats.” After some inquiry, I learned that this person’s head felt empty when these episodes happen, and the symptoms get exacerbated when there is hunger.

Four treatments in and the patient had no significant change.  On the fifth treatment, the patient reports cold hands and feet immediately following the treatments, at the same time some “acid in the stomach” feeling is now gone. By the ninth treatment, much to my amusement, my patient started doing some self-testing. They would go on a swing, ride in the backseat of a car, walk in a circle, and reported positive results where there were very few symptoms.

On the twelfth treatment, we decided that we could finally declare acupuncture for motion sickness was a success. The patient was very excited to report that they did a test where they spun in a circle and got dizzy, but that was it, there was only dizziness.  There were no ill feelings of any sort even when riding in the back seat of a car. This patient was totally fine on a vacation where this patient had to go on a plane.

The power of acupuncture is constantly amazing me.  I love my job.

At Acupuncture Pain and Stress Center you will get more than a typical acupuncture treatment. Our style of acupuncture enhances the effects of needling by combining it with tuina massage, stretching and orthopedic movements to give you quicker and more effective results.

Our goal since 2010 has been to provide acupuncture in Raleigh, NC and its surrounding areas with the highest quality healthcare and compassionate patient-focused services. In addition to the completion of a 4-year graduate program, we maintain a strong commitment to continuing education and ongoing research which ensures that we have the resources to provide you with exceptional, results-oriented acupuncture treatments.

If you keep doing exactly what you’ve been doing is your issue going to stay the same or worsen? Do something different and schedule your first appointment to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment. We pride ourselves on personalized treatments to get you results quickly so you can get back to enjoying life and doing the things you love.

Call (919) 260-4104 now, and I will be happy to answer any of your questions and get you booked for an appointment.