Having motion sickness is a real problem for many people and can be a bummer for those who like to travel. It’s like being allergic to chocolate when you know it tastes good! Though there are some people who can go through their lives without feeling ill during a ride or any of their journeys, there are those who suffer from being motion sick and not get over it unlike some. Being motion sick can be a real problem, most especially if you’re on your way to have a great time with family and friends. Being sick is the last thing you want to be because there will be loads of restrictions set out for you.
The causes of motion sickness can be mental and physical. Physically, the body feels off its balance as you go through your rides up and downs either it be during a plane ride, bus ride or perhaps a ship ride. This is when your body’s equilibrium tips off and that’s why you feel nauseated or dizzy during your travels, which can conclude to vomiting or sweating, or in some cases; breaking out in cold sweats.
Some of these can be mental. It’s all in the mind, as they all say. When you think about the sways and the uneven motion of your ride, you will feel this throughout the body. Your mind is a powerful thing. When you think of something that really isn’t there, sometimes the body reacts to it. It’s something similar to the feeling of being watched when no one is there. In cases like these, it would be best to let your mind relax and start taking deep calm breaths during a trip.
There are many remedies that you can try when you suffer from being motion sick. Here are a few motion sickness remedies that you can give a shot:
Anti-motion sickness tablets.
If you’ve been motion sick for some time during your experience with travelling, then for sure you already have a tablet in hand just in case you need to travel. If you’re not certain about what kind of tablet to take or is new to the sensation of being motion sick, then the best way to handle this is to approach someone who’s had a good amount of experience with anti-motion sickness tablets or better yet; ask your doctor.
This is one of the most popular remedies for a person who suffers from motion sickness and has been classified as safe by the Food and Drug Administration. It doesn’t only help with reducing the feeling of being motion sick, but it also helps with any feeling of nausea.
According to Chinese medicine, applying pressure to the acupuncture point known as ‘pericardium 6’ or P6 can relieve a person from feeling motion sick as well as easing the nauseated feeling one can suffer from. This point can be found inside the forearm, two inches above the wrists crease. You can apply pressure on this point with your index finger using your opposite hand or you can have someone do it for you.
If you’re not so excited about pressing into your forearm, then maybe you should purchase what is called ‘sea bands’. These are acupressure wrist bands that stimulate the pressure point.
Here are additional tips:
- When feeling motion sick, keep still and rest your head against the head rest of your seat.
- Avoid eating too much before the trip. Don’t drink alcohol or any spicy foods.
- Avoid reading during your trip. Focus on a distant, stationary object.
Try these remedies and trips and enjoy the trip!