What is the role of habituation in the management of motion sickness?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Andrew Brainard, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Patients who slowly acclimatize to the motion stimuli generally have less severe symptoms. For example, if preparing for a sea voyage, patients should visit the vessel at dock as early as possible, and spend as much time inside a calm harbor before experiencing the open ocean.


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