The ancient healing art of acupressure—which uses no needles—can quell the queasy feelings of motion sickness. And you can do it on yourself. When you first start to feel that icky sensation coming on, start briskly massaging the ring finger and pinkie of each hand, alternating hands every three minutes and paying particular attention to the area around the pinkie’s middle knuckle. You should feel relief within 15 minutes.
Most people think that motion sickness starts in the stomach. Not true! It’s the jarring of the semicircular canals in the ears—part of your balance system—that leads to those awful symptoms. The pressure points in your fingers can ameliorate the queasy feelings from imbalance.
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