Homeopathy for Motion Sickness
Motion sickness stems from imbalance in the inner ear, most doctors will tell you. But Roderic W. Gillan, O.D. who for more than 24 years has focused much of his work on patients suffering from the problem, sees things differently. "Motion sickness at least on land is primarily visual" he says.
Any type of transportation can cause motion sickness. It can strike suddenly, progressing from a feeling of uneasiness to a cold sweat, dizziness and then vomiting. Motion sickness usually quiets down as soon as the motion stops. The more you travel, the more easily you'll adjust to being in motion.
You may escape motion sickness by planning ahead. If you're traveling, reserve seats where motion is felt least:
- By ship, request a cabin in the front or middle of the ship near the water level.
- By plane, ask for a seat over the front edge of a wing. Once aboard, direct the air vent flow to your face.
- By train, take a seat near the front and next to a window. Face forward.
- By automobile, drive or sit in the front passenger's seat.
- Amusement park ride
- Pale skin
- Cold sweats
- Increased salivation
Homoeopathy has proved very efficient if travel sickness is treated symptomatically much before the actual travel (or any activity that gives this sick feeling). That means those who are suffering from motion sickness should get themselves treated homoeopathically as soon as possible.
I have given some tips on homoeopathic medicines.
Few studies have examined the effectiveness of specific homeopathic remedies. A professional homeopath, however, may recommend one or more of the following treatments for motion sickness based on their knowledge and clinical experience. Before prescribing a remedy, homeopaths take into account a person's constitutional type, includes your physical, emotional, and intellectual makeup. An experienced homeopath assesses all of these factors when determining the most appropriate remedy for a particular individual.
- Borax: for nausea caused by downward motions, such as landing in an airplane
- Cocculus: the primary treatment for motion sickness, particularly if nausea and vertigo or other type of dizziness are present
- Nux vomica: for motion sickness accompanied by headache, nausea, and ringing in the ears
- Petroleum: for dizziness and nausea that occur when riding in a car or boat
- Sepia: for motion sickness brought on by reading while in a moving vehicle
- Tabacum: for motion sickness with severe nausea and vomiting
PETROLEUM -For car or bus sickness specially when smell of diesel or petrol give more nausea. There is sudden hunger pang, food gives relief to travel sickness specially sour food. Petroleum 30, 5 pills 2 hourly will help.
COCCULUS- Wile travelling develops sudden nausea with a feeling of emptiness in head. Headache is more at the back of head and nape of neck. There is complete aversion to food and drinks. When nausea and giddiness is felt at sea,Cocculus indicus
This remedy relieves motion sickness with vertigo and feeling weak, and improved by heat.
BRYONIA - Bryonia also has nausea at sea but if your child lies down quietly in a dark room, nausea is less felt. The moment he/she eats, drinks or makes any movements severe nausea sets in. Severe headache as if a tight bandage around the head relieved in darkness. Dryness of mouth with excessive thirst. But the moment he drinks water a yellowish bilious fluid is vomited out with relief of nausea.A person needing this remedy usually wants to stay completely still and not be talked to or touched. Nausea and vomiting, with pain and pressure in the stomach, can be worse from even minor movements. The person may have a dry mouth and want cold drinks.
THERIDION -Develops nausea, giddiness and headache when they see the other objects passing fast while in motion. Nausea and headache increases on closing the eye. They are nervous in nature and while travelling this nervousness increases.
TABACCUM -There is incessant nausea with vomiting and a terrible faint sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach. The face will be pale with cold sweats all over the body. Loosening the clothes around the abdomen helps.TabacumThis remedy relieves nausea from motion sickness, accompanied by hypersalivation, aggravated by the slightest movement, and improved by fresh air or closing the eyes.
Argentum nitricum- Indications for this remedy include dizziness, faintness, nausea, retching, and possibly balance or perception problems. The person may feel claustrophobic or be extremely anxious and excitable. Eating too much sweet or salty food may have contributed to the problem.
Arsenicum album-A person who needs this remedy is likely to be very anxious and feel both restless and exhausted. Nausea and vomiting can be accompanied by burning pain. The sight and smell of food, or odors of any kind, may make the nausea unbearable. The person may feel a burning sensation in the throat or stomach and want frequent sips of water.
Borax This relieves travel sickness, especially in planes during downward acceleration.
Ipecac This remedy relieves nausea and vomiting with hypersalivation and a clean tongue. Vomiting doesn't relieve nausea.
Kali bichromicum This remedy is indicated when vertigo and nausea are intense, and bright yellow fluid is vomited. The person feels worse from standing up, and can be very weak. Aching may be felt in facial bones or in small spots on the head. This remedy is often helpful during seasickness.
Petroleum This remedy relieves motion sickness improved by eating and by heat.
Sepia This remedy is indicated when the person (often a woman or child) feels dizzy and irritable, and the nausea is made worse by lying on one side. A headache will often accompany these problems. The sight of food can intensify the nausea, although the person may still want sour things.