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I Don't Feel So Good... (Spoon, Dorkly, Brain Divided) [Daily Bloggity Entry #62]

Posted April 26th, 2014 at 1:00 PM by El Héroe Oscuro

Date: 26 April 2014
Time: 3:36 PM ET
Mood: Too preoccupied with Bravely Default right now.

Have you ever just been going on with your day when all of a sudden you get stricken with a bad case of the stomach bug? That happened to me the other day while I was working. Everything was fine and dandy when BAM!, I started to feel a little ditzy and my stomach felt like it was flipping itself over. So that got me thinking: if you're in a situation where you don't have any medication to ease the bad mojo that's going on with your body, what are some other remedies that people can possibly utilize? So, I decided to do something that I do best, and decided to make an entry

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One simple, go-to answer is acupressure. If you've never heard of that before, acupressure is a technique centered around using two of your digits (usually your thumb, index finger, or middle finger) and applying gentle pressure to the joints in your wrist. People doing this have shown almost immediate results, as they've reported of losing their sense of nausea after 10-30 seconds. Their isn't much science to prove that this is accurate, but people seem to have a high percentage of approval rating for this technique. There is a theory behind this though: it is believed that applying acupressure will release certain neurotransmitters - serotonin and endomorphins specifically - that will in turn block chemicals that may be causing you to feel sick. Personally, I've had mixed results with this. I remember in 7th grade going on a boat cruise to see whales (I'll talk about that in a future entry) and having one of those wristbands that find the right place to apply acupressure. It worked on and off, but it was still better than nothing in that situation.

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Some other solutions actually relate to food, which you might believe is the last thing you want to look at when you're feeling sick. If you slice a lemon, it is said that the smell of it will dissipate the feeling of nausea. If you rub some peppermint on the gums of your lips, it's said to tame even the most violent of upset stomachs with it's fresh scent. However, one of the biggest known remedies is ginger. Ginger, when consumed, has scientifically proven to promote the release of digestive juices that in turn will neutralize the stomach acid that is causing your stomach to curdle. Simultaneously, it is pushing a lot of the bad toxins throughout your intestines, allowing your body to purge itself. That's why you might have heard your parents tell you more times that you need to hear to drink ginger ale, as it's a form and proponent that will cause this purging effect. Teas are also a high source of ginger, and you can actually just eat it raw and have the same effects (without any side effects also!)

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Of course, one of the best remedies of all is bed rest. When you're feeling nauseous, it's best to avoid sudden jerky motions and avoid exercising. It's been said that these motions cause even more unsettling in your stomach, so just waiting through it is best. And personally for me, that's my favorite remedy. I've always thought that after getting maybe an hour or two of rest, a lot of those unsettling things going on in my stomach would be gone by the time I wake up. Plus, I'll really take any excuse to get a few extra hours of sleep. Sleeping is one of my favorite hobbies after all!

Anyways, what about you? Do you have any personal preferences on how to get rid of nausea? Have you used any of the above remedies? Have you ever done something that you thought might make it better, but in the end just made your uneasiness worse? Comment below as I'd love to hear and discuss with you what you have to say about this topic!

‡ As always, the "Daily Bloggity" is self written by myself and includes just some of my opinions on different mediums. If you have a subject that you might want me to touch on, feel free to PM me or comment below! I would love to hear some of your ideas! Tune in tomorrow at 5PM Eastern Time for the next edition of the "Daily Bloggity!" Cheers! ‡

- elheroeoscuro

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  1. Old Comment
    derozio's Avatar
    Never tried accupressure, nope. Did try using lemon, tho. worked, kind of. I do prefer sleeping too. I love me more sleep haha
    Posted April 26th, 2014 at 7:03 PM by derozio derozio is offline
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    El Héroe Oscuro's Avatar
    Give me a solid 14 hours of sleep and a nice hot cup of cocoa and I'm good to go <3
    Posted April 26th, 2014 at 7:14 PM by El Héroe Oscuro El Héroe Oscuro is offline
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    derozio's Avatar
    14 hours of sleep? I'd kill to have those haha.
    Posted April 26th, 2014 at 7:32 PM by derozio derozio is offline
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    El Héroe Oscuro's Avatar
    Originally Posted by Dante View Comment
    14 hours of sleep? I'd kill to have those haha.
    Right? It's one of the best things in the world.

    Too bad I haven't had one of those in weeks. Gah work blows
    Posted April 26th, 2014 at 7:38 PM by El Héroe Oscuro El Héroe Oscuro is offline