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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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