CHILDRENS PROBLEMS: MOTION SICKNESS

Motion sickness can occur at any age but is most troublesome in children. Humankind was not designed to travel at speeds greater than a run and so the advent of the use of animals and machinery to take us at far greater speeds is not ingrained in our nervous system. The movement of objects passing us, in combination with irregular movements within the vestibular canal or balance centre in the inner ear, creates an unusual and unexpected neurological impulse state within the brain. The response is to attempt to stop us and a very good way to do this is to make us feel sick. As we age and become more used to travelling our brain accepts that this is not a dangerous situation and therefore the need for nausea diminishes.

RECOMMENDATIONS

See Nausea.

Persevere with the travel because the body and brain will adjust eventually.

The homeopathic remedy Cocculus indicus 6 can be taken every 15min whilst in motion and every 2hr prior to the intended journey, starting the day before. Other remedies include Tabacum and Rhus toxicodendron.

Avoid strong smells of food or tobacco whilst in transit and ensure adequate fresh air.

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