Motion Sickness

Motion sickness is a type of dizziness that occurs when there is a conflict between the signals that the eyes, inner ear, and other sensory systems are sending to the brain. It can occur during travel or other types of motion.


  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Sweating
  • Paleness or flushing of the skin.
  • Headache


  • Conflicting sensory signals from the eyes, inner ear, and other sensory systems
  • Motion or movement, such as during travel or boating
  • Reading or focusing on a screen while in motion


  • Car sickness: occurs during car travel.
  • Sea sickness: occurs during boat travel.
  • Air sickness: occurs during air travel.


  • Physical examination to assess balance and coordination.
  • Evaluation of the medical history and any medications being taken

Conventional treatment

  • Medications such as antihistamines or anticholinergics may be used to alleviate symptoms of motion sickness. Scopolamine patches can also be effective in preventing symptoms.

Functional medicine treatments

  • Identifying and addressing underlying triggers such as food sensitivities, inflammation, and hormonal imbalances.
  • Supporting the body's natural healing processes through dietary and lifestyle changes.

IV drip therapy

  • IV therapy may help to replenish nutrient deficiencies and provide support for the body's natural healing processes.

Recommended supplements for support

  • Ginger
  • Peppermint
  • Vitamin B6
  • Magnesium

It is important to work with a healthcare professional to determine the underlying cause of motion sickness and develop an appropriate treatment plan. In some cases, motion sickness may be a sign of a serious underlying condition and should be evaluated by a medical professional.

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