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05-29-2005, 10:53 AM
On Thursday I will be flying to Chicago with two of my daughters to visit another daughter that lives there. I am excited to eat at Karyn's, a raw food restaurant, but...and this is my problem. In the past when I travel I have always used a motion sickness patch stuck behind my ear. I hate to feel miserable and puke when I travel. Is there a natural, fool proof way to travel without getting sick? Help! :o
05-29-2005, 11:24 AM
Here's a nice site about motion sickness and herbal remedies.
I always get motion sickness, especially on planes or if I've been in a car too long. I start getting sick right when I step on the plane too. And if I have to ride in the back seat of a car, I get sick quicker. I can't even read a book while riding in something either, that immediately gets me sick.
I actually like mint to help keep me from not puking. My mom use to always make sure we had plenty of mints on trips when I was a kid. Ginger helps me too though.
05-29-2005, 11:41 AM
I have never been motion sick so I can not say from first hand however I sail across oceans with crews that often get very sick and they use dried ginger, and these little wrist bands that pulse (looks like a wrist watch) you can buy at sport shops or West Marine. I have used this with my kids when at sea and they seem to do better. Good luck
05-29-2005, 11:45 AM
I also get motion sickness, although extremely uncomfortable, it is a natural response to an un-natural thing, moving too fast, or out of control.
When this happens our bodies, want to rid us of anything that could cause us to be weighed down, such as excess food in our stomaches, so we naturally toss it up.
This won't work in a plane, but if you are driving yourself, or are with someone who is conscientious, then ask them to ride the brake on the way down hills, this actually makes the driver more in control of the vehicle, but will also, allow that "slipping away" feeling to disipate, so you won't feel so sick.
But a natural fix it, is to change your PH, to either acid, or alkalie, so 1 tsp of vinegar or lemon juice, or anything alkalie, like baking soda, or salt will help.
What motion sickness pills do, is block your histamine, that is how they work, like any kind of allergy pill. (NOT GOOD) We get motion sick for a reason.
And psychologically, it is a control issue, so you might try meditating, and releasing control, it doesn't work for me, but sounds good. LOL
I'll keep my neurotic control issues, thank you very much.
Good luck with the motion sickness, and have a great time with your family, sounds wonder-filled.
05-29-2005, 11:53 AM
Here's one of the motion wristbands:
You could try homeopathic remedies. There are some over the counter tablets available at decent health food stores. Trip Ease, Hyland's Motion Sickness.
Also found this interesting article and remedy:
05-29-2005, 12:28 PM
You girls are the best! Thanks for the great sites as well as just plain 'ol good advice. Happy Day!
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