Any type of continuous movement, especially transportation, may cause motion sickness, which can start as a general uneasiness and may progress to cold sweats, dizziness and vomiting. Try to help alleviate the condition by looking at the horizon, keeping your head still or eating crackers. You can also take helpful medications such as over-the-counter antihistamines or prescription scopolamine patches, as advised by the Mayo Clinic. Homeopathy also offers motion sickness remedies.
Homeopathy treats illnesses by administering diluted substances that would, in a large dose, mimic the symptoms of the disease. To find the proper homeopathic remedy, target the exact symptoms you experience. Take separate substances to treat each symptom such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting and cold sweats, or use ready-made formulations for motion sickness, which include a variety of substances such as argentum nitricum, arsenicum album, borax, bryonia, cocculus, kali bichromicum, petroleum, sepia or tabacum.
The most common form of homeopathic remedy for motion sickness is the sugar tablet. Do not dilute these tablets in water for normal use, but consider diluting the tablets for children, who may take the medicine more easily in liquid form. Look for homeopathic liquid remedies as well; water dilution of active substances makes up one of the main principles of the homeopathic system. Liquid remedies come in drops or in spray form.
One example of spray remedy, Lidell Laboratories Motion Sickness, aims to relieve symptoms such as dizziness, nausea and vomiting. It contains cocculus indicus, nux vomica, tabacum, petroleum, liver and phosphoricum acidum. Newton Homeopatics makes another motion sickness liquid remedy that you can take orally as drops. It contains, among other substances, antimonium tartaricum, argentum nitricum, bryonia, cinchona officinalis, digitalis purpurea, nux vomica and tabacum.
Most homeopathic remedies have no side effects, so even children can take them safely. IIn the case of infants and pregnant women, ask for the doctor’s advice before undergoing any treatment. Give children between two and 12 years three drops or three sprays in a day; for adults and children over 12, six drops or six sprays make up the recommended dosage. Alternately, take these remedies preventively, in smaller doses.