Motion 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. Mild 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 factors.
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.
Note: For people who are prone to motion sickness, having a bowel elimination before traveling can minimize the likelihood of an attack.
As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here
Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:
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- Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
- Drink 3 oz. of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.colloidsforlife.com Silver has long been recognized as a powerful natural antibiotic. Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water. It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.
- Go on a fast to clear your system of toxic waste www.wecarespa.com
Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.
There are several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. For treating rheumatoid arthritis, we recommended constitutional hydrotherapy (apply two to five times weekly) or a heating compress (apply once daily to affected areas). Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
- We recommend regular colonics to remove toxicity from the body. Read more about colonics by clicking here. Find a practitioner here.
- Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state. During the program drink alkalized water, which you can buy from Real Water.
- Take a bath as often as possible up to once a day with two liters of 35% food grade Hydrogen Peroxide.
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.
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurized and homogenized dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef. www.grasslandbeef.com The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
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 charcoal tablets.
- Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here.
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications, but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr. Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
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- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a practitioner here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here or go to www.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
As always the fastest most effective way to receive tailored advice to your own situation, you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Ayurvedic practitioners here
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
- A mixture of cardamom and honey
- Nutmeg and cardamom in warm milk
- Cumin seeds and ground nutmeg in boiling water
- Other preparations are Rasa, Lehya, Choorma , Bhasma and Kashya
Traditional Chinese Medicine
To receive bespoke advice based upon your own situation you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners here
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
Acupuncture – this has proven especially beneficial in alleviating the symptoms of motion sickness.
The following Chinese herbal formulas have also proven effective:
Yun Xiang Jing
Zhong Guo Bao Ji Wan
A drop of peppermint oil placed on the tongue can often quickly resolve motion sickness and prevent it from happening in the first place.
To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.
Owing to the principles behind homeopathy it is essential you see a licensed practitioner to receive your own personalised prescription. Find your closest Homeopath here
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
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 taken alone.
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.
Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy® and Scleranthus are useful remedies. Add a few drops of each to pure filtered water and sip small amounts while traveling.
Juice Therapy: Add the juice of ginger root to water or carrot juice and sip small amounts throughout your trip.
Pineapples – Because of their rich vitamin an enzyme content and because they contain bromelain (their key enzyme), pineapples have proven particularly effective for combatting motion sickness.
Yoga – The physical postures and breathing exercises comprising the practice of yoga have long been proven by scientific research to promote feelings of relaxation while simultaneously strengthening the body. Research conducted since the 1970s has shown that regular yoga practice not only relieves stress, and stressful emotions such as anxiety and depression, but also improves blood pressure rates and overall cardiovascular health. Yoga is also effective for reducing pain, improving gastrointestinal and respiratory function, and for improving cognitive function and enhancing sight and hearing.
Note: If you are just beginning to explore yoga, it is recommended that you initially do so under the guidance of a trained yoga instructor who can guide you to become aware of the subtleties involved in each yoga posture as well as the corresponding method of breathing.
Qigong –Is a wonderful form of exercise, breath work and meditation to relieve stress and tension in the body. See article section for more information about the art of qigong.
Travel Tips: Treatment 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.
Alternative Professional Care
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating motion sickness: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Environmental Medicine, Hypnotherapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, Reflexology, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. (See Glossary for descriptions of these Alternative Therapies.)
Natural home remedies for nausea: health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/natural-medicine/home-remedies/home-remedies-for-nausea2.htm
Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ancient Healing www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php
The best way to cleansing and purification of the body www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php
Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters
Immune health NC_Newsletter_07-11.pdf
Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong NC_Newsletter_12-08.pdf
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT NC_Newsletter_12-06.pdf
Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf
Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf
Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php
Natural Ayurvedic home cures for nausea: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-yNoBsfkN0
Nausea home remedies: video.india.com/health/vnt/78076/1/health-tip-home-remedies-for-nausea-19-january.html
Ginger root eases nausea: http://www.naturalnews.com/034934_ginger_root_nausea_vomiting.html
Pineapples help alleviate motion sickness; http://www.naturalnews.com/037036_pineapples_gout_arthritis.html
Further Information (links and books)
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch
Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green
Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen
The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal
The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine
Andrea Butje | Aromahead email@example.com – aromatherapy
Carrie Vitt firstname.lastname@example.org – organic food recipes.
David Spector-NSR/USA email@example.com – meditation, stress
Judith Hoad firstname.lastname@example.org – herbalist.
Kath May email@example.com – reiki, tai chi.
Lillian Bridges firstname.lastname@example.org – Chinese medicine, living naturally.
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Rakesh GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – Ayurvedic Practitioner.
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