Let me share with you my latest story at sea and how motion sickness knocked me down.
Travel by sea was an important development in the history of mankind, for with it trade began on an even wider scale than was possible on land. Professional sailors were in demand; however, as the classical authors East and West inform us, not everyone was suited. Ruler and ruled alike could suffer from the so-called “plague at sea,” i.e., seasickness. There’s a trick to motion sickness immunity.
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Have you ever been flat out, on your side unable to move, feeling nausea and wishing your world would just stop moving? Motion sickness is a very common disturbance of the inner ear. It is caused by repeated motion from a vehicle or any other movements that disturb the inner ear. Some people experience nausea and even vomiting when riding in an airplane, automobile, theme park rides.
This past month I took holistic and alternative therapies to sea on a 126ft Trinity. Normally I don’t experience sea sickness, I normally treat others with Acupuncture to prevent seasickness which is the most effective tool I’ve ever used. Who’s going to needle me on board? When you are not traveling with your Acupuncturist what else can you do to minimise the feeling of motion sickness naturally?
I love using blends because they have several oils that work together to promote a positive response on the body. I also like to add these oils to my beverage and use them in cooking.
Something that really works for me is dōTERRA Ginger essential oil. dōTERRA Ginger can help reduce occasional nausea by either being applied topically or inhaled.* I diffuse or place a drop of ginger in the palm of my hand and inhale to create a soothing aroma.
I added ginger and peppermint to my lemonade. This protocol beats ginger soda that’s loaded with sugar. Fresh ginger is used in many oriental cuisines. I add it to my stir fry with honey and sea salt when making rice or stirring up a protein in the skillet for a quick meal.
Do you love to try new foods? dōTERRA Ginger is a main ingredient in many Asian dishes for its hot, fragrant flavor. It may be more familiar to you as it’s used more commonly in sweets such as gingerbread and ginger snaps. When used as a kitchen spice, Ginger adds flavor to a variety of dishes and can also help support healthy digestion.* Apply ginger over your lower abdomen for a soothing massage to help reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion.*
For a great, healthy breakfast, try dōTERRA Ginger Pancakes by clicking on the link below:
Using essential oils daily is fun, healthy and a great way to take total control of our health. Not all essential oils are created equal, in fact essential oils have many properties. Check out these links to satisfy your curiosity about essential oils.
Are you still curious? I invite you to take part in a wellness consult. It’s our personal journey together where we learn more about how to use essential oils for your wants and needs.
I like to know what helps you get over motion sickness. Do you have any blend that you enjoy using? Share them with me in the comments.
In Love Light and Health,