– Ever been carsick?
– Rather not go on a boat because of the boat’s sway?
– Do you avoid flying because you would have to hold an airsickness bag?
– Do you get a headache while traveling or after a roller coaster ride?
– In short, do you suffer from motion sickness, travel sickness, carsickness, airsickness or seasickness?
Carsickness, motion sickness, airsickness or seasickness occurs when you are in or on something that moves, like a boat, airplane or car. Many people experience it in roller coasters, rotating rides in amusement parks or while riding a horse or camel. Children (including babies) are very often carsick and throw up (oh no, forgot the plastic bag!), but they can also experience nausea while using computer games. Even cats and dogs can be carsick!
It is a total bummer for people when they go on vacation. You can’t even fly, be on a boat or go somewhere by car without worrying about feeling nauseated. It’s an even bigger problem when you need to travel for your work. Then you have to travel and deal with the unpleasant symptoms, or find another job.
What happens when you have motion sickness?
In your head, behind your ears, the vestibular system (balance) registers acceleration and movement. With motion sickness, the signals that your vestibular system registers do not correspond with the perceived horizon. For example, seasickness starts when a boat is swaying over the width or surging over the length of the boat. This gives the feeling that you have no control over your environment. Usually within minutes you will feel nauseated, dizzy, warm, a headache will develop and/or you will feel the need to throw-up. Usually you feel better when the movement stops, but the sick feeling can last for another couple of hours.
Why does the MIR-Method work with motion sickness?
Why can the MIR-Method do something about this? The MIR-Method is set up in such a way that self-healing is worked on in many areas. One of the components is step 4. “Clear meridians”. With this step, your meridians (energy channels) are slowly cleansed and energy can flow freely. This knowledge from Chinese medicine is often applied to acupuncture. One of the meridians is the meridian of the small intestine. The route of this meridian is from your pinky via your shoulders and ends at your ear. When this meridian is disturbed, this influences your vestibular system and you can feel nauseated.
Fear of losing control
Another indication is the need to keep things under control. Many people prefer to keep the steering wheel in their own hands. When they ride with someone and are “at the mercy” of the movements that the other makes, they have no control. This is especially strong in one of those boats that swings back and forth at an amusement park. Fear of losing control is part of step 3: “Detach father. Detach mother.” The question for you is: did one of your parents like to be in control and have you adopted this, or was one of your parents so unpredictable in their behavior that you needed to develop a strong sense of control yourself?
Fear of losing control is also part of step 8: “Optimize Chakras and Aura”. Chakras are centers of energy within our bodies that we can perceive with our keen ability to feel. Many people do this already. Chakra 1 is at your tailbone. When chakra 1 is disturbed, you feel less secure and less welcome. A chakra can become disturbed if you experienced many unsafe situations as a child over which you had no control, for example, if your parents fought a lot. This often creates a need for control in a given situation. A disturbed chakra 1 can therefore be part of the cause of carsickness.
How can you apply the MIR-Method?
Using the MIR-Method will slowly but surely make your motion sickness go away. Besides that, you can deal with it as soon as you feel the onset of the first symptoms of your motion sickness. You can then immediately do the 9 steps of the MIR-Method. You can say the sentences in your head; it’s not necessary to say them aloud. It is convenient to memorize the 9 steps so you don’t have to read them in the car. Repeat the 9 steps until the symptoms ease. It’s possible that it doesn’t work well the first time, but it will continue to improve how you feel, so just persevere! It sometimes helps when people use the MIR-Method an hour before their trip, which can prevent the carsickness from starting.
Enjoy your ride!
February 24th 2014
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