How To Stop Motion Sickness
Many people deal with motion sickness on a daily basis, and if you’re reading this, chances are you’re one of them. Kinetosis can make your stomach roll, your entire body sweat, and make you feel fatigued and dizzy at even the slightest movement, whether it’s related to carsickness, seasickness, or airsickness. And let’s not forget the worst part—vomiting.
By placing pressure on certain circulatory points around your body, acupressure can help alleviate many ailments. To get rid of motion sickness, the points you need to focus on are on the anterior of your forearms.
Place three of your fingers against your opposite wrist, and apply light pressure to the spot just below them on your forearm. Called the ” Inner Gate,” this point works to soothe nausea and stomach sickness.
Eat Some Ginger
Ginger is both a digestion aid and a preventative tactic for nausea. As an anti-inflammatory, this herbal remedy prevents unsettled stomachs. So before hitting the road (or air), mix a half teaspoon of ginger powder with a cup of water. Or, if you prefer, try ginger capsules or candy.
Tilt Your Head
For some, the slightest movement of the head can either cause or relieve nausea. If you’re in the latter group, whenever you feel close to puking in a car, plane, or train.
Eat a Few Olives
Olives contain tannins, which suck up excess saliva. When we begin to feel motion sickness come on, excess fluid builds up in our mouths, which is a short precursor to throwing up for people like me. So pop a few olives in as soon as your nausea begins, rather than when you’re desperate for relief.
Keep Your Eyes Open
Closing your eyes to ward off the sensation of feeling sick with every bump, turn, and motion may seem like a good idea, but you’re actually limiting your capability to shut off your motion sickness. By consciously focusing on something, whether it’s directly before you as the driver or out on the horizon, you can trick our equilibrium into thinking all is well.
Suck on Some Peppermint
Ginger and olives aren’t the only natural remedies that can help with motion sickness—peppermint is also great. Whether you choose to pop a mint-flavored snack, sniff peppermint essential oil, or even drink peppermint tea, you can calm the turmoil brewing in your unsettled stomach.