Don’t let nausea or motion sickness keep you from exploring the wild blue yonder!
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!
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. The body’s mechanism that determines motion and orientation becomes confused, nausea sets in and…you’re now looking for the powder room.
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. 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.
Don’t let motion sickness keep you from adventuring! See how acupuncture can help…
HERE’S SOME MORE HELPFUL TIPS FOR HAPPY TRAVELING!
- 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!
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