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Motion Sickness and Acupuncture

Massachusetts General Hospital's Department of Gastroenterology is conducting a clinical research study to understand what parts of the brain are involved when one receives relieving acupuncture for motion sickness produced by nausea stimulations.

We encourage you to inquire if you:

  • Suffer from motion sickness
  • Are a healthy non-pregnant female
  • Are between 18 - 64 years of age
  • Have never had acupuncture done before
  • Are right-handed

The study will require 4 study visits, which will take approximately 4 weeks to complete. The study will include questionnaire, nausea stimulation, acupuncture and taking images of the brain with the use of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Contact the study coordinator now to enroll: 617-726-0196 or

Protocol Expiration Date: 1/24/2009