If you are like Jenny from Grow SEO, who loves being out on the water, fishing and going to the beach, yet as soon as she steps foot into a boat and starts travelling away from the shore, the uneasy sensation starts to flow throughout her body, then the dry mouth and constant swallowing of the non existent saliva in her mouth starts to create the slight nausea.
It is funny, Jenny mentioned that being on a boat in a lake and going water skiing, she feels fine. Going out on the jet ski and fishing from the jet ski, she says she also feels fine, yet as soon as it is a boat larger than 4 meters and leave the shore, the sea sickness starts to consume her.
Here are 3 of the best methods that have worked in combating the sea sickness feeling:
- Ginger – Helps relieve the nausea associated with motion sickness. It is reported that the compound 6-gingerol helps ease the gastrointestinal track. Chat with your doctor about using ginger, as it can’t interact with some medications. Use it in its root, capsules , candied sweet or powered form.
- Sea-bands – Helps relieve nausea and vomiting. A band is placed around each wrist at approx. 1 inch above the wrist crease. The band has a plastic knob which when placed in the correct position, apply pressure to the Nei-kuan points which relieves nausea and vomiting. You can buy these from your local pharmacy.
- Motion sickness patch – Helps relieve nausea and vomiting. A circular patch is placed behind the ear about 4 hours prior to travelling. The patch will prevent nausea and vomiting for 72 hours (3 days). Depending on where you live you maybe able to buy over the counter at the pharmacy or get a script from your physician.
Trial some of these the next time you are heading out on the water and see which works best for you.