Movement disease(kinetosis) is a fairly common disorder in the human population, especially in children between the ages of 4-10.
It is believed that every person will feel the symptoms of kinetosis at least once in their life.
Movement disease is also called seasickness, syndrome of poor adaptation to movement, airplane disease, car nausea, etc.
The cause of this disorder has been speculated about for a long time, and today we often talk about conflicting messages coming from the center of balance(vastibular apparatus) and vision.
For example, when we are driving in a car, we are sitting and our balance center detects rest, while looking out the window, the vision sends us messages to move.
Such mixed messages reach our brain and the symptoms of motion sickness begin to appear – nausea, nausea, vomiting, weakness, pale skin, headache, tinnitus, blinking in front of the eyes, cold sweating, weakness, drop in blood pressure.
This disorder is more common in women and children.
People who suffer from migraine headaches, schizophrenia, gastrointestinal disorders, people who have difficulty orienting themselves in space and who are sensitive to various odors are much more sensitive.
People who are prone to this disorder can experience symptoms even when they are not in a vehicle – e.g. when playing computer games.
The most commonly prescribed drugs are: Dimenhydranat, Promazin and Skopolamine. They are drunk half an hour before the trip so that they are not expelled by vomiting.
The most common side effects of these drugs are: drowsiness, dizziness and dry mouth.
Tips on how to reduce the intensity of provocative stimuli:
- sit in the middle of the vehicle(plane, bus, ship), where the feeling of movement is the least
- take a semi-sitting position
- reduce head movements and look into the distance
- without reading books, newspapers(which are worsening conflict message by sight)
- provide fresh air supply
- small and light meal before the trip
- small and frequent meals during the trip
- without alcohol, carbonated drinks and lemon(increases the secretion of stomach acid)
Relieves all types of nausea, including this which occurs as a result of movement.
Half a teaspoon of powdered ginger reduces the frequency of nausea and vomiting in kinetosis by 72%.
The effect of ginger begins about 25 minutes after consumption and lasts an average of 4 hours.
You can also chew small pieces of fresh ginger or you can make tea, cool and drink it as a refreshing drink while driving.
If you like sweets, you can also make delicious cookies with ginger. Feel free to let the wave go free.
This oil is also very useful during travel. It has a powerful effect on all gastrointestinal disorders, especially the feeling of nausea.
It can be drunk half an hour before the trip(3-4 drops in a teaspoon of olive oil), but it can also be used during the trip.
Make a mixture of distilled water(70ml), 70% alcohol(20ml) and 100 drops of peppermint oil.
Put the mixture in a spray bottle and use it while driving to refresh the vehicle, because the pleasant smell of peppermint wakes up the driver, stimulates and disinfects the air(preventing the transmission of respiratory infections between passengers).
You can also cool down with this mixture by rubbing a few drops into the skin – peppermint gives a nice feeling of cooling(be careful with small children who have an immature thermoregulation center).
Armed with natural preparations, you are free to head to your desired destination without any worries.