Homeopathy treatment for motion sickness

Motion sickness is a sensation of wooziness. It usually occurs when you’re traveling by car, boat, plane, or train. Motion sickness occurs when the brain can’t make sense of information sent from the eyes, ears and body. It can cause dizziness, light-headedness, or nausea. Some people learn early in their lives that they’re prone to the condition.


  • Cold sweats
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Increased saliva, nausea and vomiting
  • Pale skin
  • Rapid breathing or gulping for air


The brain receives signals from motion-sensing parts of the body: eyes, inner ears, muscles and joints. When these parts send conflicting information, the brain doesn’t know whether an individual stationary or moving. The brain’s confused reaction makes you feel sick.

For example, when riding in a car:

  • Eyes see trees passing by and register movement.
  • Inner ears sense movement.
  • Muscles and joints sense that your body is sitting still.
  • Brain senses a disconnect among these messages.

Many actions can trigger motion sickness, such as:

  • Amusement park rides and virtual reality experiences.
  • Reading while in motion.
  • Riding in a boat, car, bus, train or plane.
  • Video games and movies.

Risk factors

These factors increase your chances of getting motion sickness:

  • Family history of motion sickness
  • Hormonal birth control
  • Inner ear disorders
  • Menstrual periods
  • Migraine
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Pregnancy

Homeopathy treatment

Homeopathic medicines for motion sickness help to relieve symptoms like nausea and dizziness while traveling. A course of homeopathy can also help to eliminate the problem completely.

Homeopathic medicines

Cocculus Indicus

Cocculus is a top-grade homeopathic remedy for motion sickness. It is used to treat cases of car sickness, sea sickness, and air sickness. The patient feels nausea and vomiting from riding in cars, boats, trains or even when looking at a boat when it is in motion. The patient may even feel motion sickness after swinging. There is a sensation of emptiness in the stomach. Nausea with vertigo is present which starts from slightest motion. Nausea and vertigo can even lead to fainting or vomiting.


Petroleum is a natural medicine for treating the symptoms of motion sickness. The person needing this medicine feels great discomfort and a sense of nausea and vomiting while traveling. There is an empty and weak sensation in the stomach. Nausea can start suddenly by riding in cars which often become so violent that it can make the patient breathless. There is a sense of vertigo and vomiting of bitter, green substances.

Tabacum Nicotiana

Tabacum can work wonders in treating the cases of motion sickness with severe nausea. The patient usually feels nausea which is continuous in and leads to vomiting. Vertigo is episodic, and begins suddenly, causing fainting. The patient gets a sinking feeling in the upper part of the abdomen. It can be helpful in treating the cases where the patient feels nausea and vomiting on the slightest motion. Vomiting is of sour fluid with excessive mucus that causes extreme distress.


Sepia is a remedy for motion sickness where there is anxiety. There are marked issues of nausea and vomiting while traveling in cars. The patient feels very anxious when attempting to strain the eyes during traveling. There is a lot of sensitivity and a feeling of emptiness felt at the pit of the stomach.


Ipecac is a homeopathic medicine used particularly in cases where the patient gets motion sickness by looking at moving objects. There is a sinking feeling in the stomach. The patient feels a loss of appetite along with nausea. Nausea gets worse from least motion and is not relieved even after vomiting.


Theridion is a natural cure for motion sickness accompanied by a pain in the head. Nausea generally starts with pain in the head, by closing the eyes, looking steadily on an object or while traveling in a fast-moving car. This is a prominent medicine to be prescribed in the cases of seasickness. Nausea occurs along with vertigo. The patient may end up vomiting out acrid water due to vertigo. The seasickness gets better upon closing the eyes.

Iris Versicolor

Iris Versicolor is a medicine prepared from the plant Blue Flag of the family Iridaceae. Iris is best suited to people who have motion sickness with acid vomiting. The patient tends to get nausea and vomiting from riding in a car. He/she gets continuous nausea along with retching. Nausea and vomiting of thin, watery, acidic and sour food matter occur, producing a burning sensation in the mouth, throat, and stomach.

Magnesia Carbonica

Mag Carb. is a natural medicine for motion sickness along with a marked sensation of emptiness in the stomach. There is nausea followed by vomiting. The patient feels extremely weak, along with a feeling of nausea and vomiting which begins while riding in cars, along with vomiting of sour or bitter salty water.

Nux Moschata

It is a natural remedy for motion sickness along with drowsiness. The patient has nausea and waterbrash while riding in cars. There is a great inclination to fall asleep during nausea, and there may be a pressure at the pit of the stomach. Some people also experience dyspnea with a particular sensation of something crawling to the throat from the stomach.

Nux Vomica

As a remedy, it is best suited for people who get motion sickness that gets better after vomiting. The patient experiences motion sickness from riding in cars or while traveling by sea. There may be excessive nausea and vomiting along with retching. The patient has a constant desire to vomit as he feels that nausea will get better by vomiting. Vomiting of undigested food occurs relieving the symptoms of motion sickness.


A person needing this remedy usually wants to stay completely still and not be talked to or touched. Nausea and vomiting, with pain and pressure in the stomach, can be worse from even minor movements. The person may have a dry mouth and want cold drinks.

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