Motion Sickness

What is Motion Sickness?

This is sickness resulting from the motion of the vehicle in which one is travelling. Although quite uncomfortable motion sickness is not a dangerous ailment. The symptoms of motion sickness usually subside either once your body adjusts to your mode of travel or shortly after the trip ends.

What are the Symptoms of Motion Sickness?

  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea while travelling by many forms of transportation

What are the Causes of Motion Sickness?

Motion sickness results from an imbalance of information reaching the brain from the sensory organs. Your inner ear has a balance organ inside and detects motion more readily than your eyes do. Your central nervous system reacts to this stress-producing phenomenon by activating the nausea center in your brain.

Traditional Medical Treatments for Motion Sickness

To stop motion sickness, it is a good idea to stop doing whatever is causing the discomfort. Reading usually causes this if you are in motion. If you are prone to this ailment, prepare yourself by taking medications with you on each long trip. The symptoms of travel sickness vary from person to person although you will always experience the same symptoms and in the same order. You may be recommended over-the-counter pills to alleviate this condition.

Complementary/Alternative Treatments for Motion Sickness

Herbal Treatments – Ginger is an extremely popular and successful cure for travel sickness. It causes none of the side effects of anti-nausea drugs and can be drunk as a tea, or taken in capsule form; it should be taken on an empty stomach. Homeopathy – Homeopathic remedies sometimes come in kits that contain motion sickness remedies, which can be taken before and during travel as directed. Aromatherapy – Ginger is also useful if it is inhaled directly from the bottle or in a massage.