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Acupuncture Works for the Bad Traveler! Get Out of Town (Without the Nausea and Motion Sickness!)

Travel Happy with Acupuncture!

Travel Happy with Acupuncture!

Wouldn’t you like to be one of those people that can just grab a bag and go? (And not the airsickness kind…) 

Acupuncture is very helpful for those who suffer from motion sickness, and relieves the symptoms of nausea and vertigo so that you can be a happy traveler! (And better yet…there will be no more fighting over who has to sit next to you!)

People who suffer from migraines and inner ear problems seems to be affected more by motion sickness, and women are are as well compared to men, to some degree. If you are someone who gets car sick, you’re also more likely to get motion sickness on a cruise. However, that being said, many people who travel by car and airplane without issue still get seasick because of the unique low frequency and rocking motion of a boat. 

Fun Fact: The root of the word nausea is naus, which is the Greek word for ship. Motion sickness is very common, especially on boats. Why does it happen? When your brain gets conflicting signals, and your eyes sense relative stillness, but your balance and position centers sense motion — well, this can spell Trouble in River City.  The body’s mechanism that determines motion and orientation becomes confused, and often the result? Most people classify vomiting as one of the more unpleasant experiences in life. And when you’re on a plane or on a cruise ship…definitely not how one likes to arrive in style.

Chances are you know by now whether or not you’re affected by motion sickness and here’s some good news!

Acupuncture treats the nausea and vertigo associated with motion sickness, often with immediate success. Depending on the causes, more treatments will be relevant. Your history will be evaluated, as well as your tongue and your pulse energies to determine what more is involved to be treated. Emotions and diet come to mind, as well as other medical issues. Often low blood pressure people are sensitive to altitude and motion sickness. That relates to an imbalance between the neurological and vascular systems. Acupuncture is a holistic therapy, considering the whole body-mind complex when considering a single symptom — it doesn’t exist alone.

Acupuncture is a wonderful holistic therapy that looks into all the relationships that are important for generating these symptoms. We treat several meridians, with local point sites to the surface of the stomach area, as well as back points, and leg points. A complete history helps to uncover all of the factors that can be participating. The procedures are relatively painless, and can even be relaxing. You will welcome the relief!

Don’t let motion sickness keep you from adventuring! See how acupuncture can help…

Here’s some more helpful tips for happy traveling!

Even Gilligan’s Island had Ginger.

  • Try eating/drinking ginger before, during and after traveling. Ginger root is a classic remedy because of its widely recognized anti-emetic (nausea-preventing) effects. If you don’t mind the heat, try ginger coated in sugar, ginger biscuits, ginger mints and/or ginger tea.
  • Peppermint tea is also a great soother. Fresh mint can be bought in the produce section of your supermarket, and mint tea is another great resource for easing nausea. Letting a peppermint candy melt in your mouth also can help.
  • Can’t stand peppermint, or smelling it makes you feel worse? Try lemon drops!

And finally, mind over matter…

  • Try listening to some great music! Plus, you’ll have the added benefit of remembering your vacation when you hear that song again.
  • To very loosely paraphrase Henry Ford, “If you think you’ll vomit, you probably will.” Psychosocial factors play a role in motion sickness. If you expect it to happen it might just increase the likelihood that it will. So stay positive! Happy Travels!
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So You Have Some Questions About Acupuncture!

Your Questions about Acupuncture Answered!

Your Questions about Acupuncture Answered!

Knowledge is power! Some frequently asked questions about acupuncture, and some answers!

Does it hurt? Sensations caused by the needles vary. Some people feel a little pain as needles are inserted, but most patients feel no pain at all. The needles are tiny, just a bit larger than a cat’s whisker or human hair. The depth of needle insertion varies depending on the area of the body to be treated. For example, a fleshier area of the body may require a different needling technique. Typically, needs are inserted at depths ranging from 1/8” to 1 ½”.

How safe is acupuncture? Acupuncture is a safe, all-natural, drug free therapy which yields no side effects. There is little danger of infection from the needles, which are sterile, used once and then discarded. How May Treatments Will I Need?The number of treatments varies from person to person. For some, relief will be immediate; others may take months or years to achieve results. Chronic conditions often take longer to resolve than acute ones. Plan on a minimum of a month of treatments to see significant change.

What Conditions Can Be Treated by Acupuncture?
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recognize acupuncture as an effective method of treatment for the following conditions:

  • Allergies
  • Addiction
  • Ankle pain
  • Anxiety
  • Appetite control
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Blood pressure
  • Bronchitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Cluster headaches
  • Colitis
  • Common cold
  • Constipation
  • Dental pain
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive trouble
  • Ear aches
  • Emotional problems
  • Eye problems
  • Food allergies
  • Facial palsy / tics
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fibroids
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Gastritis
  • Gerd
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • High blood pressure
  • Hot flashes
  • Heel pain
  • Incontinence
  • Indigestion
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Jaw pain
  • Joint pain
  • Low back pain
  • Lyme disease
  • Knee pain
  • Menstrual problems
  • Menopause
  • Migraine
  • Morning sickness
  • Morten’s neuroma
  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain
  • PMS
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Reproductive problems
  • Rhinitis
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Smoke cessation
  • Sore throat
  • Sports injuries
  • Stiff neck
  • Stress
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tendonitis
  • Tooth pain
  • Tortocolis
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • TMJ
  • Urinary tract
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Wrist pain

Suffer from one or more of these issues? Acupuncture can help!

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