Motion Sickness Remedy from Acupressure

HouseHold Magic
January 4, 2011
Bottom Line's Household Magic
Joan Wilen & Lydia Wilen

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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Source: Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting "cures from the cupboard." They are authors of Bottom Line's Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line's Household Magic. They are authors of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips

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