Simple remedies for motion sickness

Motion sickness occurs when the conflicting signals to the brain are achieved by the body, the inner ear (a tiny structure involved in hearing and balance), and the eyes send.

A moving vehicle such as a car, boat, airplane, or space shuttle generally provokes this reaction, but it may also happen on flight simulators or amusement park rides. The inner ear may sense rolling motions that the eyes cannot perceive from inside a ship's cabin, and, conversely, the eyes may perceive movement on a "virtual reality" simulation ride that the body does not feel. Interestingly, once a person adapts to the movement and the motion stops, the symptoms may recur and cause the person to adjust all over again (although, this reaction is generally brief).

In addition, even anticipating movement can cause anxiety and symptoms of motion sickness. For example, a person with a previous experience of motion sickness may become nauseous on an airplane before take-off. While medications may be an acceptable treatment for travelers who occasionally experience motion sickness, the goal for individuals who experience motion sickness on a regular basis or whose work is affected by their symptoms is to learn to control–and eventually prevent–these symptoms.

This may be accomplished with mind/body practices, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and biofeedback. Other alternatives to medication include homeopathy, acupuncture, ginger (Zingiber officinale), dietary adjustments, and physical therapy. The pilots, astronauts, ship crewmembers, and individuals in any other occupation should avoid medications where heavy equipment is operated.

Cyclizine is one of the most effective when taken at least 30 minutes before travel; not recommended for children younger than six. Scopolamine is the most commonly prescribed medication for motion sickness; must be taken before the onset of symptoms; available in patch form that is placed behind the ear 6 to 8 hours before travel; effects last up to 3 days; side effects may include dry mouth, drowsiness, blurred vision, and disorientation.




Main Menu



Stop the spinning - End Your Vertigo. Dizziness, Nausea and Motion Sickness… Take Control of Your Life Again!




FREE Subscription

Signup for Our Newsletter and Receive up to Date Details on Important Issues Affecting your Health.



Note : We never rent, trade, or sell our email lists to anyone. We assure that your privacy is respected and protected.


Stop the spinning - End Your Vertigo. Dizziness, Nausea and Motion Sickness… Take Control of Your Life Again!

Disclaimer : All the material contained on this page is been just provided for educational and informational purposes only and not intended to any type of consultation. Please consult with your physician or appropriate healthcare personal for any kind of opinions or recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical condition. The author is not responsible to any person or entity with respect to any kind of damage, loss, or injuries, caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the information contained in this report. Also, the logos, trademarks, and brand names, if any, depicted on this site are exclusive property of their respective companies.

Copyright - © 2004 - 2022 - All Rights Reserved.

|Privacy Policy | Disclosure | Contact |