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Stuart's Dr. True Offers Advice On How To Make Airline Travel More Comfortable

Q:  Do you have any suggestions to make airline travel more comfortable?

Air travel is always stressful and tedious. Here are some tips to reduce airline travel stress:

1. Create a checklist a week before the flight so there are no last-minute frantic searches for missing items. 

2. Wear comfortable shoes, and carry a light jacket. It’s always cold at a high altitude.

3. Do not over pack, and keep your carry-on bag small. You don’t want to injure your back lifting it to the overhead stow.

4. Avoid too much caffeine, if you are easily agitated, or too many liquids if you have a hyperactive bladder. Waiting for the captain to turn off the seat belt light may be unbearable.

5. Buy a roll pillow to support your neck, lower back or rib cage. Often the armrest will be a source of pressure on the lower ribs that may become agonizing on a long flight. Stretch your legs a couple of times per hour.

We can treat your travel anxiety and stress with a new therapy called “Vibroacoustic Therapy.” Our clinic has the Satori Chair by Theracoustic. This revolutionary sound therapy system produces a calming of the mind and a state of deep relaxation.

Through repeated use, this therapy system allows neural pathways to be modified, promoting lifelong changes that naturally help reduce anxiety. 

Stay healthy!

Dr. Jerry True

(Photo courtesy JetBlue)