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Is there a natural way to stop morning sickness?

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It is difficult to prevent morning sickness completely, and it is a natural and normal part of pregnancy, states Baby Centre. Herbal remedies and acupressure are among several natural methods that may help ease the nausea.

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Is there a natural way to stop morning sickness?
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Ginger root tea is a common morning sickness remedy in Chinese medicine, states Baby Centre. It's based on the system of yin and yang and other opposing factors, including heat and cold. Ginger is a hot remedy and should be taken if the body temperature is cold otherwise symptoms may worsen. Peppermint tea is a cold remedy alternative. Sugar-free peppermint sweets and chewing gum are great replacements for tea. Neutral herbal remedies include chamomile tea, lemon balm tea and slippery elm lozenges, but the effects are short-lived.

Baby Centre recommends using an acupuncture point on the wrist to help relieve nausea. Use one hand on the inside of the opposite wrist, measure up three finger widths from the crease between the hand and arm to locate the pressure point. At the point where the third finger is, apply pressure lightly until a slight dip is formed. Press into this dip deeply about 20 times at one-second intervals to relieve symptoms. An acupressure wrist band does the same job.

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