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Natural Ways to Deal With Nausea

Paisley Hansen Nov 30, 2019
Nausea is one of the symptoms that spares no one. People of all ages have experienced nausea at least once in their life for different reasons. Whether it’s pregnancy, a stomach bug, or a medication side effect, being nauseated can make you feel helpless and exhausted. Lucky for you, here are some easy and natural ways to deal with it.

Deep Breathing

The way we breathe can have a drastic effect on our health and well-being. Taking deep breaths can help reduce nausea and alleviate feeling of restlessness. Slow and controlled breathing activates parasympathetic nervous system which is responsible for relaxation, digestion, and energy conservation.

Digestive Enzymes and Probiotics

Sometimes nausea can come about when your digestion is a bit sluggish or inefficient. Your stomach and intestines need the right balance of acidity and microbes to be able to breakdown the food you eat and transform it into energy. If you have partially or undigested material backing up in your system, it can lead to that queasiness.
Digestive enzymes and probiotics can help your body do what it’s made to do a little bit easier. Digestive enzymes like amylase and lipase that the body may have trouble producing are found in plant form and can be added as a supplement to your health and wellness routine.

Acupressure

If you’ve been avoiding acupuncture out of fear of needles, you can still reap the benefits by using acupressure. Applying pressure to different parts of the body can stimulate healing and illness prevention. If you’re experiencing nausea, putting some mild pressure on the inside of your wrist can help.
This pressure point called Nei Guan or Pericardium 6, is found in between the two tendons on your inner wrist about three fingers’ widths below your wrist crease. Massage this area using small circles a few times a day or purchase a motion sickness bracelet that applies constant, gentle pressure to this acupressure point when being worn.

Cold Water

Another easy way to relieve nausea is by slowly sipping a glass of ice water. This powerful therapeutic aid is not only easily accessible but is also virtually free. Ice and cold water can also help prevent dehydration if you’re experiencing diarrhea or vomiting.
Don’t like plain water? Try infusing it with some lemon or peppermint for an extra nausea-busting boost. While this method works for most people, you may not want to try this option if you have sensitive dental work or your body is experiencing lower temperatures.
Following these guidelines can help stop pesky and merciless nausea in its tracks. Experiment with different methods as the type and cause of nausea can vary from person to person and you may respond to each remedy differently. If your nausea is unrelenting or accompanied by concerning symptoms, always get in contact with your medical care provider.