sickness is a disorder usually caused by travel in a
car, train, boat, and airplane, or by motion acceleration
and deceleration by other means. Symptoms of motion
sickness can range from mild to severe.
symptoms include uneasiness, headache, and nausea. Severe
symptoms include vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, weakness,
inability to concentrate, excessive sweating and salivation,
and severe distress. Prolonged motion sickness can produce
depression, low blood pressure, dehydration, or worsen
the condition of people who are already ill due to other
Motion sickness is caused by the effects of movement
on the inner ear, which helps control balance. Other
contributing factors include anxiety, movement immediately
after eating or eating too much, and poor ventilation.
of motion sickness is difficult compared to preventing
it. People who are prone to motion sickness should position
themselves where there is minimal motion, focus on a
point on the horizon, and try to be in a well-ventilated
area. If travel is short, they should also avoid drinking
or eating during and two hours before travel starts
and move as little as possible in their seats once the
trip is underway.
For people who are prone to motion sickness,
having a bowel elimination before traveling can minimize
the likelihood of an attack.
For short trips, avoid eating and drinking at all. For
longer trips, sip small amounts of fresh lemon or lime
juice, green tea, or organic ginger tea.
Take four ginger capsules two hours before travel begins,
then one each hour during the trip itself. Other useful
nutrients for preventing and minimizing motion sickness
include vitamin B complex, vitamin B6, magnesium, and
A drop of peppermint oil placed on the tongue
can often quickly resolve motion sickness and prevent
it from happening in the first place.
Rescue Remedy and Scleranthus are useful
remedies. Add a few drops of each to pure filtered water
and sip small amounts while traveling..
Numerous clinical trials have shown ginger
to be effective in preventing the symptoms of motion
sickness. Ginger can be taken as an infusion, eaten
raw, or as ginger capsules.
Ipecac., Colchicum, Nux vom., Ignatia,
and Belladonna are useful remedies, which
can be taken separately or in combination with each
other. Cocculus is also effective but must be
Add the juice of ginger root to water or carrot
juice and sip small amounts throughout your trip.
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures,
seek the help of a qualified health professional.
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