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Are You Tired of Feeling Nauseous?

Posted by Leslie Riopel, MA, ACHT on

Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Do the medications you use cause you frequent nausea or vomiting? Do you spend more time feeling sick than you do feeling good?

Nausea and vomiting are often devastating side-effects from many medications and treatments. Stress can also make you feel worse, so finding ways to counteract stress can also help ease side-effects like nausea and vomiting.

Meditation and other mind-body practices like deep breathing can actually help you more than you might think. You can even use a tool like the 4-7-8 breathing technique as a counteractive measure when nausea comes on.

Nausea and vomiting are very common side effects from many treatments and medications. Some side-effects can be controlled with other preventative medications, but they don't always work.

If you are sick or have a chronic illness, you might experience more than your fair share of nausea and vomiting.

There have even been studies that have shown that techniques like deep breathing can be very helpful when it comes to easing symptoms of nausea.

In one study, controlled, deep breathing helped to relieve nausea in several patients who happened to be recovering from surgery. The study done by the Post Anesthetic Care Unit at a Health Center showed that deep breathing alone could offer great relief from nausea.

The results of this study were presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists several years ago.

Some patients even used deep breathing techniques combined with vapors of peppermint, alcohol, and a saline solution, with positive results.

Nausea and vomiting can happen as the result of a disease or from simply being sick. Vomiting too much can have devastating consequences, from the depletion of electrolytes to acid-based derangements or issues.

According to the study the deep breathing worked because it helped to reduce nausea because of the closeness of the vomiting center to the respiratory center in the brain. When the patient is focused on the thought process of breathing, the vomiting center might actually be less prone.

Breathing is easy to do, and available to everyone, so it's a great choice for those who suffer from persistent nausea and vomiting.

Things like stress, anxiety, and depression can also cause symptoms in the body such as pain, tightness of the muscles or even nausea or vomiting.

Since the mind and body are inextricably linked, taking steps to change your thoughts, can literally help you heal your body.

If you would like to try some deep breathing within meditation, the Ease Nausea and Vomiting Meditation may be just what the doctor ordered! Get your relief today!

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