Nausea is a sense of discomfort in the stomach that can lead to dizziness and vomiting. It can have a variety of causes including pain, motion sickness, stress, pregnancy, migraine, a toxic system, flu, vertigo, over-eating, food poisoning, excessive alcohol consumption, heat exhaustion or exposure to unwholesome air. It can also be a side effect of allopathic chemotherapy and drugs.
The severity of nausea symptoms can range from mild to debilitating and it may be chronic or acute.
Conventional allopathic treatments for nausea generally involve the prescription of drugs. But, there are many simple alternative remedies that you can try to put an end to nausea that are usually more inexpensive and involve few, if any, side effects.
Stimulate the pressure point on each wrist. Find the point in the center of your wrist at a distance of three finger widths from the ring where you arm joins your hand. Hold each point with your thumb for 10 to 15 minutes. Some people employ acupressure bands. These are bracelets made of rubber designed to place pressure on the acupressure point that alleviates nausea.
Enjoy a strong Altoid or other candy made from real peppermint oil. Peppermints are often given after a meal to aide digestion. Peppermint is useful for nausea associated with sinus problems and related headaches.
Drink a cup of peppermint, ginger or anise tea. To make fresh ginger tea, finely chop a piece of ginger root, place a tablespoon in a cup of boiling water and let it steep for five minutes.
Have a piece of ginger candy. It is a popular item in Asian groceries and ginger candy is increasing in popularity in health-conscious American grocery stores.
Drink real ginger ale. Artificial ginger flavoring will not have the same effect.
Root beer made with real sarsaparilla can alleviate nausea as will licorice candy that contains real licorice root.
In mild cases, try nibbling a piece of bread or a few soda crackers.
Dissolve 1 teaspoon of baking soda in eight ounces of water and slowly sip it.
Be aware of any other symptoms that may accompany nausea. Nausea is usually relatively benign, but it may be a symptom of other more serious health problems, particularly if it is persistent.