Seasickness and Homeopathy -
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Homeopathy is very helpful for seasickness and motion
sickness. Don't ruin your cruise, travel or vacation. Be prepared
with these homeopathic remedies to support you!
Giving an indicated remedy a day
or two before travelling can be used as a prophylactic (preventative). Choose a
remedy that is reflective of the persons constitutional state. Even though
seasickness or motion sickness is an acute condition, it is only through
a personís susceptibility that it occurs.
is best used as a preventative remedy and can be dosed for prevention, a day
or so before, for such cases.
What Is SeaSickness?
Motion sickness includes airsickness, carsickness and seasickness. It
is an acute condition that causes a feeling of nausea and malaise. It is
usually accompanied by vomiting, headache and vertigo. It is caused by an
over stimulation of the vestibular nerve in the inner ear which controls
balance. The condition is usually brought about by motion that is
accompanied by acceleration and deceleration. The body has a hard time
keeping up with the continual changes brought on by the constant motion and
Seasickness is common in
children who are susceptible to the motions of riding in cars and boats.
Once motion sickness starts, the first symptom is usually nausea.
This can be accompanied by sweats or chills, dizziness, hyperventilation,
headache, anxiety, inability to concentrate and sometimes claustrophobia.
Vomiting can be violent and prolonged leading to dehydration. Keeping the person
hydrated is important to avoid a ore serious situation.
Homeopathic Remedies For Seasickness
- Argentum nitricum
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.
- Arenicum album
Used when a person is 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. Burning sensation in the throat or
stomach and want frequent sips of water.
Usually a more sudden onset. Often the nausea will be accompanied by a
bruised, achy feeling. They just canít get comfortable.
Use for nausea caused by downward motions, such as
landing in an airplane.
Nausea at sea, less if lying down quietly in
a dark room. 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. The
moment they drink water a yellowish bilious fluid is vomited out with relief of nausea
like with Phosphorus. 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.
Most popular remedy for motion sickness. Relieves motion sickness with vertigo and feeling weak, and improved by
heat. Use particularly if nausea and vertigo or other type of dizziness are
present. Nausea, especially when
it worsens with the sight or smell of food, is a keynote of this remedy. Feeling extremely weak and dizzy and have to lie down, or may have an
empty or hollow feeling in the stomach. Symptoms may be worse after becoming
cold, moving about or from lack of sleep. This remedy is often used for car or
sea sickness, when watching moving objects worsens the nausea and dizziness.
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,
Used to relieve nausea and vomiting with great salivation and a
clean tongue. Vomiting doesn't relieve nausea.
Used for severe nausea and
dizziness that's worse from standing up. Motion sickness accompanied by
headache, nausea, and ringing in the ears. The person may feel weak and achy,
especially in the bony areas of the face or head. The vomit may be bright
severe nausea with an intense headache that may be at
the back of the head or over one eye. The person desires warmth and loathes
food, tobacco and coffee. There may also be bloating, gagging and possibly
retching with nothing coming up.
Hot or cold sweat on the forehead. Drowsiness and sleepiness will usually be
present. A mental fog often ensues.
Persistent nausea with an empty feeling in the stomach.
When smell of diesel or petrol give more nausea. There is sudden hunger
pang, food gives relief to travel sickness specially sour foodDizziness and
nausea that occur when riding in a car or boat. The person feels a little better after warmth and eating food. There may be
excessive salivation, stomach pain, and pain or stiffness at the back of the
head or neck. Worse with light, noise or when
attempting to sit up.
Used for air sickness with nausea and vomiting but
no appetite. The person may feel very giddy when attempting to sit up, may have
an intense headache around the forehead, and his or her scalp may feel sensitive
to the touch. There may also be dryness of the mouth and throat and unquenchable
Used for motion sickness brought on by reading while in a
moving vehicle. Used when the person 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.
Used for motion sickness with
severe nausea and vomiting. The face will be pale with cold sweats
all over the body. Nauseous, faint, green, extremely pale, icy cold, or very tired
with a terrible sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach. These symptoms
may also be accompanied by a cold sweat, yellow or yellow-green vomit and a
headache that feels like a tight band pulled around the head. Better with cold, fresh air
or when closing the eyes. Worse with any movement.
Used when the person velops 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