Feeling nauseous and sick to your stomach is one of the worst feelings!
Whether you’re feeling motion sickness on a plane, experiencing morning sickness, or just ate some questionable food, having an upset stomach is a bummer. Unfortunately, it’s something that we’ve all experienced.
Nausea doesn’t have to ruin your day. I am not a medical professional, so it is important to speak with your doctor if you’re feeling uncomfortable about your symptoms, but here are some remedies that help me.
Acupressure is an ancient Chinese medicine practice that has shown to have healing benefits.
Applying pressure to certain points on your body can release tension and help you feel better. Turn over your dominant hand so your palm is facing the sky.
With your opposite hand, place three fingers (your pointer, middle finger, and ring finger) on the wrist that is facing upward. Apply a firm pressure for a couple of minutes.
You can modify this position so that instead of pressing down with your three fingers, you are squeezing your wrist with your thumb. Your thumb should be on the side of your wrist that is facing upward and the rest of your fingers should be behind your wrist.
This pressure point will help you feel less nausea.
3. Sparkling Water
Drinking a glass of ginger ale is an old trick to help ease nausea. As a kid, when you complained of a bellyache, were you told to drink ginger ale?
Carbonation decreases your stomach acidity, which can help with your discomfort. However, ginger ale is filled with processed sugar, which we now realize wreaks havoc on the body.
Not to mention, it might exacerbate your nausea. As an alternative, try sparkling water like La Croix or Perrier Sparkling Water.
2. Peppermint Scent
Smelling peppermint oil as soon as you notice your stomach hurting might make your symptoms disappear pretty quickly.
Studies show that those who were exposed to peppermint smells felt less nauseous than those who took medications or nothing at all. You can put peppermint essential oil in a diffuser so the smell wafts through the room.
Or, you can simply sniff it straight out of the bottle. There are peppermint teas and oral peppermint supplements that might help as well.
Ginger can serve as an anti-nausea medication. It has shown to be extremely effective in reducing symptoms of nausea.
The properties inside the ginger root naturally ease stomach distress and diarrhea. You can take supplements, lozenges, or extracts.
You can drink ginger tea, or grate ginger directly from the root onto your meals. Consuming ginger has shown to be a safe and reliable method for treating nausea.
I hope these remedies help settle your stomach so you can get back to functioning normally. The last thing you want is for your nausea to derail you.
Try these natural remedies to see if you can control the nausea on your own. If you’re unable to manage symptoms on your own, seek medical advice on how to control your symptoms.
I wish you good luck in treating your nausea!