Skip to Content
Home > Patients & Visitors > DAISY Award Nomination > Inner Ear
View Additional Content In This Section
Motion sickness occurs when one part of the balance-sensing system
(inner ear, joints and muscles, or vision) may indicate that the body is
moving, while the other parts do not sense motion. For example, when a person
is in the cabin of a moving ship, the inner ear may sense the motion of big
waves, but the eyes don't see any movement. This leads to a conflict between
the senses and results in motion sickness.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerBrian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.