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10Aug/09Off

Hand Acupressure for Car sickness or Sea sickness

Today I just started reading an interesting book about stimulating "acupoints" on hand in order to cure or heal certain illnesses. "Acupoints" means the reflection area or points used in Acupuncture and Acupressure. For Acupressure, usually we can use our fingers to press certain points, or a toothpick, a bunch of toothpick, a pen or certain pointy devices for stronger stimulations. Also we can use a lighted cigarette to approach these acupoints, heat up the area and the acupoints without burning or hurting the skin.

Motion sickness (Carsickness ,Seasickness) is caused by the imbalance of inner ear sense from rocking or swaying motion. So there are always certain people who feel carsick or seasick on a trip when we're traveling with a group. I believe most people have experienced carsickness or seasickness at least once in their life. Some people only get sick on a car but never on the sea, or other way around. Some people get sick when reading during the travel. Some people only get carsick or seasick because they didn't sleep well. Some people refused to go to any long trip just because they're easy to get motion sickness.

There's a guy who came to this Acupressure practitioner for help of his back pain. He's not very good at social talks. However, he was assigned to organize a road trip for his company this year.  He's quite nervous about that. This practitioner told him not to worry about it and taught him some easy hand massage for motion sickness just in case.

Few days later, this guy came back happily and told this practitioner the hand massage helped two of his coworkers feel better from the carsickness. They're so thankful and hence helped his relationship with his coworkers as well.

A lot of people who're easy to get motion sickness  are usually not very healthy. If inner ear and intestine got infected at the same time, motion sickness will occur as well. For these people, they can gently massage their little finger, 30 minutes before going on a road trip. This could help prevent the motion sickness.

If they don't get prepared and motion sickness really happens, they can strongly stimulate the reflection area of the little finger and also the reflection area of the neck on the thumb. People who tend to crook their neck are also easier to get motion sickness. It's more helpful if they massage their neck as well.

motionsickness_reflexive_area

There's another version of reflexive area massage for motion sicknesses. There are three acupoints you can stimulate together when you feel carsick or seasick: the center of the palm, the root of your ring fingernails, the end of the wrist close to the little finger side.  As shown below:

motionsickness_acupoints

You can also stimulate them with pointy device about 3-7 times before going on a ride to prevent the motions sickness.

(sources: Hand natural healing)