November 3rd, 2021 | Nausea
Nausea is Not Fun, but These Tips Will Help
When you are feeling nauseous the only thought that may come across your mind is to lay down and wait for the pain and discomfort to go away. However, sometimes our nausea is caused just as much by what we do as it is by what we eat. In the same vein, nausea can also be treated by the things we do. Here are some activities to try if you want that nauseous feeling to go away.
Focus on your Breathing
Deep breathing can help focus your body and your mind on the area that needs the most attention. When you’re feeling nauseous a few deep breaths can fill your body with oxygen and get your blood pumping. Just the circulation alone can help ease the discomfort of nausea. In addition to this, when we take deep breaths, our diaphragm expands and contracts to push on all our internal organs including the stomach. When we breathe deeply, we can stretch and compress our stomach muscles. A few deep breaths can help relax the stomach helping the uncomfortable feeling of nausea go away.
Fresh air does the body good. When you’re experiencing feelings of nausea, going outside, sitting by an open window, or pulling out the fan can help reduce discomfort and improve your chances of feeling better. Cool air can make your body feel better, so that feelings of discomfort are not at the forefront. Fresh air is also a great way to dissipate any smells that may be adding to your stomach issues. Bringing your body temperature down can allow your stomach to focus on fighting to feel better.
Apply a Cold Compress
Applying a cold towel or cold compress directly to your stomach is also a good way to reduce discomfort and pain during fits of nausea. A cold compress can relax your stomach and all the surrounding muscles. A relaxed stomach is a happy stomach. A cold compress can also calm the nerve endings in the stomach, providing you with relief from pain. Lowering your overall body temperature can also bring relief while allowing your body to better regulate where it needs the most energy.
It has been found that our bodies are filled with pressure points. We all know that every system in our body is connected. Applying pressure to the right acupressure points can help relax the stomach and help feelings of nausea dissipate. Finding the right acupressure point on your body and applying firm and consistent pressure can help push blood flow to your stomach so that it can relax. There are multiple acupressure points throughout the body that are connected to the stomach, so it is important to test out a variety of them and see which one works best for you. Beating feelings of nausea could be as simple as applying pressure to your wrist, hand, or foot. Find the way that works best for you and make sure that you apply pressure early and often to mitigate pain and discomfort.
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