Many patients and oncology professionals never think to use meditation for nausea…
but did you know that clinical studies have shown that meditation reduces nausea?
It can be a useful addition to other anti-nausea treatments prescribed by your oncology team.
Two meditation techniques that have been shown to be helpful are:
- guided imagery
- and progressive relaxation.
Guided imagery is a type of meditation that uses all 5 senses to create positive mental pictures in the mind. Progressive relaxations are those meditations in which the awareness is moved through the body allowing each part to relax. Typically, you are guided to tense and relax different muscle groups while attending to the differences in sensation.
You can find several progressive relaxations on my website: https://www.jointhecircleofhope.com/meditations.
Try adding these techniques to your other nausea treatments and let me know what you think!