Nausea: Could This One Free Simple Trick to Combat It Work For You?
N ausea in and of itself can be an unsettling feeling, to say the least; but when you experience it while you are in a moving vehicle such as a car, boat or airplane, the feeling can become pronounced exponentially — perhaps to the point of vomiting…
…and although I rarely experience nausea — especially as a result of motion sickness or airsickness — there is one way I know on how to defeat it about which I first wrote in this article; and it has had success for me and other people whom I know.
I read with interest this article written by Vera H-C Chan for Yahoo! Health about how to conquer motion sickness and expected to find that solution to which I am referring — but it was nowhere in sight in the article.
That article does discuss possible remedies and “coping mechanisms” for motion sickness which could work for you:
- While in a car, avoid close-up activities such as knitting, reading, or playing mobile video games.
- Lean your head against the headrest and close your eyes; and wear headphones if you are listening to music
- Do deep-controlled breathing exercises
- Stay hydrated with clear liquids without alcohol — such as water, seltzer, or clear lemon-lime soda
- Taking ginger — whether in pill, cookie or root form — although I would think that the liquid form better known as ginger ale could also work
- Focus on the horizon or a still object in the distance, which can help block out the bumps and jolts
Additionally, you could take medications to treat motion sickness; but sometimes the medications could exacerbate the nausea.
Of course, stopping the motion is the best method in eliminating that feeling of nausea — but if it was not caused by motion sickness, airsickness or seasickness in the first place, that particular treatment and solution is rendered useless. Besides, when was the last time anyone was able to stop an airplane in mid-air during a flight?
I have found that you can employ this simple trick to combat motion sickness, airsickness and seasickness — and it will cost you nothing at all: simply hold one wrist tightly with your other hand, ensuring that your thumb places pressure across and underneath your wrist…
…or you can follow the five recommended tips offered by this wikiHow To Do Anything article on how to stop nausea with what is known as accupressure.
If the nausea is caused by a physical ailment — as the result of food poisoning, a disease or an injury — then this simple trick will not work…
…and there is little scientific evidence that this trick actually works; but as I mentioned earlier, it has had proven success for me and other people whom I know.
Have you tried this way of relieving the symptoms of nausea as a result of motion sickness, airsickness or seasickness? If so, has it worked for you? What other methods of treatment have worked for you?