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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.
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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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