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    Nausea and Vomiting (PDQ®): Supportive care - Patient Information [NCI] - Treating Nausea and Vomiting Without Drugs

    Treatment without drugs is sometimes used to control nausea and vomiting.

    Non-drug treatments may help relieve nausea and vomiting, and may help antinausea drugs work better. These treatments include:

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    • Nutrition changes (see the Nausea section in the PDQ summary on Nutrition in Cancer Care for more information).
    • Acupuncture and acupressure (see the PDQ summary on Acupuncture for more information).
    • Behavior therapy.
    • Relaxation methods: Guided imagery and hypnosis are relaxation techniques that have been studied and shown to be helpful in anticipatory nausea and vomiting.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: 8/, 015
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