Thursday, April 3, 2008

Home Remedy for Kinetosis

Kinetosis is also called Motion Sickness, it is a condition in which there is a disagreement exists between visual perception and the vestibular system’s sense of movement. Depending on the cause it can also be referred to as carsickness, seasickness, simulation sickness, airsickness, or space sickness.


Airsickness: due to air travels like riding a plane
Seasickness: on a boat, due to rocking motion of the boat
Simulation sickness: caused by playing computer/simulation/video games.
Space sickness: for astronauts in space flights


Brain senses movement by getting signals from your inner ears, eyes, muscles and joints. When it gets signals that do not match, you can get motion sickness.

Motion sickness is a common problem in people who travels by train, car, airplanes and most especially those who rides a boat. Motion sickness can start suddenly, with a uneasy feeling and cold sweats. It can then lead to nausea, dizziness and vomiting.

Your location on where you sit can make a difference. The car’s front seat, first cabins of a train, boats’ upper deck and wing seats of a plane may give you a smooth and pleasant ride. Looking out into the distance while traveling rather than read or look at something inside the vehicle can be a big help to combat motion sickness.


The most common signs and symptoms of motion sickness include:

  • Nausea
  • Paleness of the skin
  • Cold sweats
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Increased salivation
  • Fatigue

Sopite syndrome is also a side effect of motion sickness; usually dizziness, fatigue, and nausea are the most common symptoms. When the motion causing nausea is not addressed immediately, the person who is experiencing motion sickness will vomit. But, unlike those ordinary sickness, vomiting due to motion sickness helps to relieve the nausea. People and animals who possesses abnormality in their vestibular system are immune to motion sickness.

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