Travel Sickness


Air Travel and Homeopathy

Travel sickness can be an extremely unpleasant experience, with many potential stresses for busy people who fly regularly. These include lower oxygen levels, air pollution, alcohol, airport stress and time zone changes. The air inside an aircraft is very dry and can cause rapid dehydration, especially if alcohol or coffee is consumed.

Drinking plenty of water will help in counteracting these effects. Flying across time zones, particularly from west to east against the sun, affects our body's natural biorhythms. This affects our pineal and pituitary glands, and will therefore have an effect on our hormonal and energy systems.

Lower oxygen levels result from lack of fresh air; another factor is the adverse affect on the organ of equilibrium in the ear.

Symptoms range from nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dizziness on attempting to rise, headaches, dry mouth and throat, vomiting which is worse for light or noise, through to fear of downward motion and anxiety before flying.

Many of these symptoms can be offset by Homeopathy taken as a first aid measure.

Article written by Carol Salmond on behalf of Glenda Wilks Homeopathy