Also indexed as:Car Sickness, Sea Sickness, Travel Nausea
Riding in a car along curvy roads or traveling by boat can trigger nausea and spoil the trip. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
About This Condition
Motion sickness is nausea, vomiting, and related symptoms caused by repetitive angular and linear acceleration and deceleration.
Motion sickness is characterized by cycles of nausea and vomiting. These episodes may be preceded by yawning, salivation, pallor, cold sweat, and sleepiness. Dizziness, headache, fatigue, and general discomfort are also common. Once nausea and vomiting develop, a person with motion sickness is typically weak and unable to concentrate.
: Acupuncture, acupressure, and electroacupuncture to specific points have been found to successfully prevent and treat motion sickness in some,1, 2, 3 but not all, 4, 5 clinical trials.
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