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Jin3000

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Hello im new here and this has been part of my life for a while my wife is the one affected by this she has had this for over 3 years multiple visits to the hospital to ER multiple stays time off for over months of work luckily they haven't terminated her they're very understanding and we're definitely appreciative of that as well. as this has affected my wife I hate seeing her like this and I hope this helps some of you it has definitely helped her and she will be returning to work tomorrow .we found that stress is a huge trigger whether it be from the sickness itself or from the outside sources of everyday life. we've learned that the vagus nerve has had a huge part in this sickness after years of medications and doctors saying all the you just have to live with this I started searching other alternatives outside the medical field and found massaging the vagus nerve to be very effective for her. I don't know if it will be effective for everyone but I do believe it's the massagingof this nerve. the relaxation of the nerves the muscles everything else that helps overcome the feeling of hopelessness the stress of this illness .I learned that the vagus nerve is attached to almost every major organ in our body ending at the stomach and massaging this nerve helped her greatly the first time I tried this massage on her she had been throwing up for roughly 2 hours almost Non-Stop taking a little sips and then throwing that up I did the foot pressure points and the massage of her head and neck and shoulder area when I did the foot pressure points she threw up twice more violently than she had before and then it stopped just like that. I'm not saying it's a cure and she has had a couple of other episodes but they lasted no longer than 30 minutes .more of a upset stomach with a little bit of spitting she massages her feet and I massage her neck and shoulders as in the videos I found on YouTube and the episode ends just like that. She does take a single medication for anxiety which doesn't affect her daily life just keeps anxiety from overtaking her. Like I said before I don't know if this will work for everyone but it has worked for us and I hope it will work for you I wish I love you good luck and please it doesn't cost a thing to try this just a little time and if you can't do this yourself it's worth the 50 or $60 to get a massage it could change your life for the better or at the very least relax some muscles that definitely need a break from this horrible sickness
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Always good to know what has been of help.  We have used the pressure point on the hand, the fleshy area between thumb and forefinger, with good results.

Thank you for the tips.  Your wife is very lucky to have such a caring husband.

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Jin3000

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Here's a link to the video I used

This is the one stopped that the vomiting instantly..i added the head pressure points massage and points behind the eras and on the neck after.some of the videos use a piezo igniter also called a clicker to stimulate the stomach but i didnt have one so i just massed the points which seemed to have the same effects
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Thanks for sharing. We will definitely try it out. My son cycles are very predictive and I scheduled him for deep massage on his neck and head with a physiotherapist a few times leading up to his last episode. His cycle was shorter in duration then his other cycles. So maybe it helped? We are coming up to a cycle soon, and will do the message, I’ll keep you posted.
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