Motion Sickness Remedies

Here in China it's common to see people with motion sickness in buses and trains. Intercity buses have plastic bags tied to the luggage rack above the seats so anyone who feels sick can quickly grab one and (hopefully) not make a mess.

Chinese people have various motion sickness remedies. Some people suck on pieces of preserved fruit, like plum, to calm their stomach. Others rub a herbal oil, like white flower oil, on their stomach or on the inside of their wrists.

The area on the inside of the wrists contains an acupressure point that calms the stomach and stops nausea and vomiting.

I recently had an email from a man in South Korea who asked what his pregnant wife could do to prevent motion sickness before flying. I suggested acupressure and a couple of other things.

If you get car sick or sea sick or some other kind of motion sickness see my full reply here.

Any questions about motion sickness remedies or anything else on the websites just let me know.


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