Sea-Band is a drug-free nausea, motion sickness and morning sickness relief band for adults and children.
When I was pregnant with Ameli, I tried pretty much everything on the market to deal with the sickness my doctor kept telling me was in my head. For the first few weeks I can honestly say that I did find some temporary relief from nausea, at times, with the use of Sea-Bands. Of course, once morning sickness turned into Hyperemesis Gravidarum, there was nothing in the world that could help, until I was eventually hospitalised.For most people, however, the acupressure points triggered by Sea-Bands are highly beneficial in the reduction of nausea.
Although Sea-Bands’ website has a lot of ‘may’ and ‘could possibly’ type of language which I find counterproductive in advertising a product, they do also say that Sea-Band can help with post-operative and chemotherapy sickness.
They are also said to be highly effective in dealing with travel and motion sickness, something that fortunately I’m not afflicted with! Sea-Bands are a pain free, side-effect free, drug free way of dealing with car sickness or flight sickness, especially useful in children when you’re travelling.
Sea-Bands works on the principles of Acupressure, by applying pressure to certain points, the acupoints and meridians. Some points are known to be particularly powerful and the Chinese will press or scrape them with a fingernail or the edge of a spoon as a self-help measure.
Pericardium 6 (P6) is one of these. P6’s functions include the movement of energy in the chest, harmonisation of the digestion and stomach, the regulation of blood flow and calming of the mind, all of which should then reduce the nausea.
Fitted by placing your middle three fingers on the inside of your wrist with the edge of the third finger on the wrist crease to find the Nei-Kuan point just under the edge of your index finger between the two central tendons, you position the button facing downward over the point. Incorrect placing, quite obviously, means the band won’t work.
There’s a useful FAQ section on the Sea Band website that answers common questions, and lists a few studies that have been done with Sea Band or around stimulation of the P6 as an anti-emetic. You can also download a full flyer here.
Sea-Bands are FDA approved for travel, motion and morning sickness.
Sea-Bands can be bought at most pharmacies, or from Sea-Band for £8.15.
*If you suffer from extreme morning sickness, please read the post on Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
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