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Causes of Motion Sickness

by Terri David

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What are the causes of motion sickness? The best way to tell you is to share my story. 

There I am having a great time on my first cruise ship. I just had to go to the theater to watch a movie. 

What happened next shocked me. 

I ran out of the theater into the men’s room as it was closest. Being that I am a female, the non-English speaking maid in the hallway thought I was nuts.

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There it happened, I had motion sickness.

I couldn’t figure out why it happened only while I was in the movie theater until I found out the whole story.

Motion sickness occurs when motion causes the eyes, sensory nerves and the vestibular apparatus of the ear to send conflicting messages to the brain. 

Ok, what is vestibular apparatus? It’s like a carpenter’s level in our head. It works with our brain to sense, maintain, and regain balance and a sense of where the body and its parts are positioned in space.

Although anxiety, genetics, overeating (take digestive enzymes). poor ventilation and traveling immediately after eating are common contributing factors, my situation was different. 

The extra visual input into my brain caused an increase in the conflicting messages leading to the motion sickness.

Next time I traveled on a cruise ship, I made sure to have my ginger formula along with me. 

It worked wonders and I had no worries about the motion sickness.

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