Motion sickness occurs in connection with travel or movement when an incongruity comes about between visually perceived movement and the vestibular system’s sense of bodily movement. Most kinds are considered terrestrial motion sickness, such as being carsick, airsick, seasick, or sick from reality simulation.
Sea sickness is a form of motion sickness caused by erratic stimulation to the brain from the sensory receptors. This is prompted by constantly changing movement. Mal de Mer is a rather pleasant and unassuming French term for the debilitating effect motion sickness may have on your body.
Motion sickness is a very common disturbance of the inner ear that is caused by repeated motion such as from the swell of the sea, the movement of a car, the motion of a plane in turbulent air, etc. In the inner ear (which is also called the labyrinth), motion sickness affects the sense of balance and equilibrium and, hence, the sense of spatial orientation.
As with airsickness, it can be difficult to visually detect motion even if one looks outside the boat since water does not offer fixed points with which to visually judge motion. Poor visibility conditions, such as fog, may worsen seasickness. The greatest contributor to seasickness is the tendency for people being affected by the rolling or surging motions of the craft to seek refuge below decks, where they are unable to relate themselves to the boat’s surroundings and consequent motion. Some sufferers of carsickness are resistant to seasickness and vice versa. Adjusting to the craft’s motion at sea is called “gaining one’s sea legs”; it can take a significant portion of the time spent at sea after disembarking to regain a sense of stability “post-sea legs”.
Symptoms of Sea Sickness
Symptoms include dizziness, fatigue, vertigo, depressed appetite, nonspecific malaise, gastrointestinal discomfort, (most commonly) nausea, and nausea-caused vomiting. If the cause of the nausea is not resolved, the sufferer will usually vomit, but vomiting may not relieve the feeling of weakness and nausea, which means the person might continue to vomit until the underlying cause of the nausea is resolved
Homeopathic Medicines & Treatment for SEA SICKNESS , Motion Sickness
Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. The homeopathic remedies for sea sickness are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. A miasmatic tendency (predisposition/susceptibility) is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions. The homeopathic remedies for sea sickness given below indicate the therapeutic affinity but this is not a complete and definite guide to the treatment of this condition. The symptoms listed against each remedy may not be directly related to this disease because in homeopathy general symptoms and constitutional indications are also taken into account for selecting a remedy. To study any of the following remedies in more detail, please visit our Materia Medica section. None of these homeopathic remedies for sea sickness should be taken without professional advice.
Great debility; dizziness with sparks before eyes, abundant saliva in mouth; continual nausea, with anguish and oppression in pit of stomach, violent vomiturition, with copious discharge of saliva lassitude in legs, copious vomiting, with great straining, desire to coil himself up, chilliness and desire to sleep; tendency to faint (when Cocc-fails)
Sudden and profuse vomiting with little or no antecedenta, Reflex vomiting usually from brain, heaviness of head or vertigo, roaring in ears, feeling of anxiety in praecordial region and pressure in chest, after vomiting prostration, desire to sleep, faintishness and fainting.
HORROR FOR ANY MOTION, rapid loss of strength, ill humor repugnance to conversation; excessive nausea with fainting; violent vomiting of food and drink, with excessive pain in stomach diarrhoea.
Vertigo as if drunk, vertigo and cramps in stomach, as soon as he raises himself from recumbent position as if everything turned round, and inclination to vomit; excessive nausea and vomiturition when riding in a carriage; when in bed she is scarcely able to raise; owing to nausea and inclination to vomit, exciting profuse salivation; violent cardialgia compressive pinching in epigastrium, arresting breathing; great sensitiveness to noise.
Faint, warm sickening sensation in chest and stomach; slight giddiness on moving about; faint feeling; spasmodic vomiting; pit of stomach the seat of distress.
Bilious temperament, haemorrhoids, acid vomiting from least motion, gastralgia (<) from food, (>) from hot drinks; pressure in epigastrium as from a stone, (<) mornings and after meals; vertigo, buzzing in ears, nausea and urging to vomit, hernia; habitual use of tobacco and alcoholic drinks.
Irritability, DIZZINESS EVEN IN BED AND PALLOR OF FACE; violent nausea with cold sweat; vomiting after long-continued nausea often of bile mixed with blood; gastralgia, with pressing drawing pains (<) from eating cold feeling in abdomen; diarrhoea after riding in a carriage. Chronic vertigo, chilblains, herpetic constitution.
(Mineral spring. III) Seasickness, with desire for cool, open air nausea and vomiting as soon as leaves the deck; cannot ride in car or carriage without becoming sick and vomiting.
Vertigo starts from neck and runs up into head, great despondency; dizziness, as if one would fall forward, (<) from motion or looking upward, pale face, desire only for cold food; nausea and vomiting of tenacious mucus.
Long attacks of vertigo, accompanied by continual nausea; brain aches, as if torn to pieces, on rising from bed, (<) from any motion (>) from rest and warmth, Great desire for stimulants and tobacco, but it makes him sick, sensation as if stomach were hanging down relaxed, wants to hold up abdomen, nervous weakness, sleepy all day, sleepless at night.
Vertigo, especially from seeing running water, when rising from bed, from crossing a river, with vanishing of sight, inclination to fall to left side, nausea and vomiting, first watery, then of food, empty, gone feeling in stomach; constipation and haemorrhoids.
Vertigo with pallor of face, pain in stomach, vomiting with cold clammy sweat, even to fainting; great general lassitude, no desire to exert himself or for society, vomiting renewed by the least motion.
Traveler shuts his eyes to get rid of the motion of the vessel, and turns deathly sick, with cold sweat, vertigo with nausea as soon as he leaves the recumbent position, cannot lift head up (<) from least noise, which increases the vertigo, anxiety about heart; pulse slow, with vertigo. Put on a stout flannel bandage snugly around abdomen to prevent as much as possible the motions of the viscera.