Serita Polinaire, M.A
Navigating Nausea: Natural Remedies and Techniques to Feel Better
Dealing with nausea from medication can be a frustrating and uncomfortable experience. Whether you're taking prescription medication or over-the-counter remedies, nausea can be a common side effect. Fortunately, there are a variety of natural remedies and techniques you can try to help manage nausea and feel better. In this post, we'll explore some of the best ways to manage nausea from medication, including ginger, citrus, pressure points, and other tips to help you feel your best. Ginger:
Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-emetic, meaning it can help reduce inflammation and alleviate nausea. You can take ginger in a variety of forms, including:
Ginger tea: Boil water and steep fresh ginger root for 10-15 minutes. You can add honey and lemon for taste.
Ginger chews: These are small candies made from ginger that you can suck on to help alleviate nausea.
Ginger ale: Look for ginger ale made with real ginger, as many store-bought brands contain little to no ginger.
Citrus fruits, such as lemons and oranges, contain natural compounds that can help alleviate nausea. Some ways to incorporate citrus into your diet include:
Squeezing fresh lemon juice into water or tea.
Adding sliced citrus to your water for a refreshing drink.
Eating citrus fruits as a snack throughout the day.
Acupressure is a technique that involves applying pressure to specific points on the body to alleviate symptoms such as nausea. Some pressure points to try for nausea include:
The inner wrist: This is the P6 point, also known as the Neiguan point. Apply pressure with your thumb and index finger for 2-3 minutes.
The top of the foot: This is the KD1 point, also known as the Yongquan point. Apply pressure with your thumb for 2-3 minutes.
In addition to ginger, citrus, and pressure points, there are other tips and techniques you can try to manage nausea from medication, including:
Eating small, frequent meals throughout the day.
Avoiding greasy or spicy foods.
Drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Getting fresh air and taking deep breaths.
Using aromatherapy with essential oils such as peppermint or lavender.
Dealing with nausea from medication can be a frustrating experience, but with these natural remedies and techniques, you can help manage your symptoms and feel better. Remember to always talk to your healthcare provider before trying any new remedies or techniques, and never stop taking medication without their guidance. By taking care of yourself and being mindful of your symptoms, you can continue to live a happy and healthy life.