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Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

July 27th, 2021  |  12 Comments

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Joette Calabrese


What goes better with a hot summer day than water sports? Whether swimming, splashing, floating or boating, it all sounds refreshing.

But …

(and this is a very big but …)

Boating can bring on a ruinous issue: seasickness.

For some people, the dream of taking a vacation cruise is a nightmare. Sure, for some, boating is no problem. Certain folks, however, are so psychologically sensitive to motion that they can become seasick at the mere image of a boat on the water.

My husband and eldest son recently helped deliver a friend’s sailboat from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to New Bedford, Massachusetts. You read that right: they had to travel almost the entire length of the Eastern seaboard — 1,200 miles! And believe me, they don’t hug the coast. Instead, they are way out at sea, taking the shortest, most efficient route possible.

Before they left, I put together a collection of potential homeopathic medicines they might need.

Indeed, during the first leg of the trip, they navigated 12–15-foot waves! That was a recipe for relentless seasickness. Not very comfortable!

Early on, my son took the remedies I supplied, and he was up in a jiffy. My husband didn’t need anything. (He’s an experienced sailor — an old salty dog.) 

So, what did I pack in their ditty bags?

Tabacum might have initially come to your mind as one answer to queasiness. Good idea! I previously discussed its use in my blog post, It’s Nauseating: Peer Pressure and Your Cure for Nausea. So, yes, I did include a tube of Tabacum for my sailors. However, it’s not the only potentially helpful medicine in cases of seasickness.

As you know, in homeopathy — say it with me — there is more than one way to skin a cat!

Therefore, I’d like to call your attention to two others:

Cocculus indicus: This medicine is called for in cases of motion sickness that is spurred by watching moving objects and is accompanied by nausea, fatigue, vertigo and weakness, or a “hollow” sensation in the stomach. The nausea will also result in an aversion to the sight or smell of food. Dizziness, weakness and headache may force the sufferer to lie down. Generally taken in the 30th potency, Cocculus may be taken every 15 minutes for the first hour after seasickness strikes and then once every hour after that until very much better.

Petroleum: For persistent nausea that may also be marked by excessive salivation, vomiting, dizziness or headache, Petroleum is an outstanding choice. This type of seasickness is uniquely indicated when symptoms are reduced by eating. Also used in the same manner, Petroleum 30 may be taken every 15 minutes for the first hour and again once every hour after until the condition is resolved.

If your chosen homeopathic medicine generates no improvement after four or five doses (which, according to this schedule, would be after the first hour or so), it most likely was not the best fit for your specific condition. Move on to the next remedy. (And there are even more potential homeopathics you might consider. I’ll add those to the list in this coming week’s Memo to Mighty Members.)

Homeopathy may sometimes be used prophylactically. For someone who consistently experiences motion sickness, these medicines may be taken in advance.

So, before embarking on a boat trip, tossing the best-chosen remedy under the tongue is a good plan.  Should a bit of motion sickness still creep in, the remedy should be begun immediately.

Remember to bring an assortment of seasickness medicines on board so you can offer assistance to anyone else suffering. What a clever way to pass on the good news of homeopathy, right?

It’s boating made perfect, thanks to homeopathy! (Now, if only there were a homeopathic remedy to repel pirates and attract fish!)


Joette Calabrese 

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Right now, there is only a little bit of activity in this group. Instead of being discouraged by that, look at it as your opportunity to help form this community and flesh out our dream of a dynamic, safe, private discussion group. Be a pioneer! I know that you can make the Students of Joette group just as robust as you did our Facebook group.

Look, the writing is on the wall, folks. I’m not sure how long we can stay on Facebook without falling victim to their crushing interference.

Let’s be ready! I urge you to get posting in this new private environment. To help spur you on, I will be more attentive to items you post in our Social Center than on Facebook. You never know when I might stop by to comment on your questions or experiences. So, come and play in this private sandbox with me today. I’ll be looking for you!




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Joette laughingI am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

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12 thoughts on “Seasickness”

  1. Katie says:

    Would these remedies work for feeling carsick as well? Thank you so much for the work that you do. Your blog has saved me! So many visits to doctors were avoidable for me and my kids this past year.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      These are great for any kind of motion sickness.
      ‘Happy to hear that you’ve gained a lot, Katie.
      Pls. pass this on to friends.

  2. SMarie says:

    I get nausea from the diesel smell from a boat. Any remedy for that?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      Take a look at my blogs on nausea and for exposure to checmicals.

    2. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      Yes; read up on each of the medicines I mentioned here and you’ll find your answer. Hint: If you look at the names, it’s pretty self-evident remembering that homeopathy is medicine that means “like cures like”.

  3. Cathy says:

    We have a 7 1/2 year old hound who gets TERRIBLY sick. We use an Rx for him to get him to the vet, but to get one that actually works, it’s expensive. So that is the only time he gets to ride. I’ve tried essential oils, appropriate for dogs, to no avail. Would these be safe for dogs? He loves to ride and we’d love to be able to take him with, but sure can’t at this time. 1/4 of a mile and he is already getting sick.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      Homeopathic medicines are not synthetic drugs that carry side effects. Instead, they’re for pregnant women, newborns, children, teens, adults, the elderly, dogs, chickens, cows, camels, hummingbirds. And the protocols are the same but for rare exceptions.

    2. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      For muskrats, camels, cows, dolphins, newborns, pregnant mothers, the elderly…homeopathy is the medicine for everyone.

  4. Dolly says:

    I use these remedies Cocculus and Tabacum, for our dog who gets carsick. Works beautifully and makes car trips so much easier and less stressful!

  5. Marni says:

    Are homeopathic remedies rendered useless if exposed to mobile phone radiation / electromagnetic fields? It just dawned on me that storing my remedies in the cabinet right above the counter where everyone in my family charges their phones and leaves them sitting there at night may not be so good. I sure hope I’m wrong!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      If that were as much of a concern as has been feared, it would mean your medicines would be rendered useless if you carried them in your purse along with your phone. In my experience they are more resilient than previously imagined.

      1. Marni says:

        Good point! Thank you Joette 🙂

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