Sea-Band - Wristband for Morning Sickness & Travel Sickness - 1 Pair
Sea-Band Drug Free Nausea, Motion Sickness and Morning Sickness Relief Band Effective relief of motion sickness, morning sickness and cancer nausea and vomiting, Sea-Band provides a drug free choice without causing drowsiness or other side effects. Using Sea-Band couldn't be simpler: put the acupressure band around your wrist and see your nausea symptoms subside...click to see how easy it is to wear Sea-Bands!
Sea-Bands are suitable for adults and children, are machine washable and one size fits all. Learn more about Sea-Band for relieving your motion sickness, morning sickness or cancer nausea and vomiting. The Sea-Band has been clinically tested against nausea and vomiting in travel, anaesthesia, pregnancy and chemotherapy.
Don't let your life's journeys be spoilt by the onset of nausea and vomiting; alleviate motion sickness and enjoy journeys with your children or enjoy your pregnancy by relieving your morning sickness by using Sea-Bands.
Sea-Band is a knitted elasticated wrist band, which operates by applying pressure on the Nei Kuan acupressure point on each wrist by means of a plastic stud. Because the bands do not use drugs, they do not cause any of the side effects associated with anti-nausea drugs and can be worn on each wrist whenever you feel nauseous. They are suitable for adults and children.
Instructions for using your Sea-Bands
Sea-Bands may be used to relieve motion sickness, morning sickness and cancer nausea and vomiting. To ensure your Sea-Bands work properly, please follow the instructions below to position your wristbands correctly.
- Place your middle three fingers on the inside of your wrist with the edge of the third finger on the wrist crease. The Nei-Kuan point is just under the edge of your index finger between the two central tendons.
- Position the button facing downward over the Nei-Kuan point. Repeat the process for the other wrist.
- One band must be worn on each wrist to be effective. Sea-Bands can be put onto your wrist before you start travelling, or after you have started your journey.
- Sea-Band is suitable for adults and children.
Uses for Seaband
Sea-Band is clinically proven to relieve nausea of various types. To find out more click one of the nausea types below:
- Motion Sickness and Travel Sickness
- Morning Sickness
- Post Operative and Chemotherapy Induced Nausea
Motion Sickness and Travel Sickness
Don’t let motion sickness ruin your journeys whether they be by land, air or sea. If you or your children experience motion sickness while travelling Sea-Bands may help to reduce your nausea letting you enjoy your journey again. Drug-free, Sea-Bands can relieve your motion sickness.
For many pregnant women, morning sickness is not just a problem in the morning. In some cases ‘morning sickness’ can last all day, and can range from feeling nauseaous to actually vomiting many times a day. In many countries, up to 80% of women will suffer from ‘morning sickness’ or pregnancy sickness and Sea-Bands may help to reduce both feelings of nausea, and may reduce vomiting as well.
Learn About Acupressure
What traditional Chinese medicine says about Acupressure for Nausea
Acupressure is one of several techniques used in traditional Chinese medicine. Developed over 4000 years of critical observation and testing, this system is very different in philosophy and practice to Western science.
Western doctors start with a symptom and look for a specific cause or disease. A Chinese medical practitioner will treat the symptom as only one factor in the individual’s entire physiological and psychological profile, which must be studied to find ‘the pattern of disharmony’.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, illness results from an imbalance in the flow of Chi (‘life energy’) through the body. The original meaning of Chi (pronounced ‘chee’ and sometimes spelt ‘Qi’) was simply air, breath or energy, but it eventually came to mean the vital nourishing and protective energy that sustains everything in the world. We receive Chi at conception from our parents, and after birth continue to derive it from food and air.
Chi is animated by a constant movement of energy between yin and yang, two opposing but complementary forces. When one predominates, the flow of energy is disturbed and disease and emotional instability can result. Chi circulates through the body along a network of invisible channels beneath the skin called meridians. There are 12 basic meridians, paired on the right and left sides of the body and named after the internal organs to which they are attached, such as the lungs, large bowel and (in the case of P6) the pericardium.
How the Chinese use acupressure
Tuina, as acupressure is known in China, is the technique of applying pressure with the hands to 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. The Chinese use it to treat chest pain, irregular and painful periods, pre-menstrual depression, insomnia and because of its influence on the stomach - to relieve nausea and vomiting, acid regurgitation, hiccuping and belching.
What Western Science says
When it comes to Chi and meridians, Western scientists prefer to seek other, more medically acceptable, explanations for the phenomenon represented by acupressure and acupuncture. Most likely, in their view, is the involvement of pain-relieving chemicals known as endorphins and the ‘gate control theory’ of pain relief.
In simple terms, according to this theory, nerves carrying pressure messages reach the brain faster than pain messages. As the brain can receive only so many messages at once, the ‘gate’ is closed by the time pain signals arrive.
Pressure appears to stimulate nerve fibres running up the spinal cord and ultimately result in production of endorphins, morphine - like compounds which influence the hormonal and immune systems and inhibit the brain’s perception of pain, especially when associated with anxiety and stress.
But why, for instance, should the stimulation of specific points and not others trigger certain responses in the brain? And by what means do these responses prompt a reaction in another, seemingly unrelated part of the body?
If neurochemicals are responsible, by what channels do they operate? Neither the nervous system nor the vascular or lymphatic systems can fully account for this flow of information.
Is there a pattern of energy - possibly electromagnetic - based on that of the ancient Chinese meridians, so subtle that modern technology has yet to detect it? Nobody really knows. Scientists cheerfully admit to being in the Stone Age when faced with explaining the complicated interactions between mind and body.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are Sea-Bands?
Sea-Bands are a low-cost, clinically proven, drug free alternative treatment for the control of nausea and vomiting. Sea-Bands are acupressure bands that fit around the patient’s wrist just like a sweat band-with a pressure stud sewn inside A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center study using Sea-Bands acupressure on post-op patients reduced the incidence of nausea to 10% - a two-thirds reduction
What are they used for?
Sea-Bands will benefit persons suffering with nausea and vomiting associated with:
- Motion Pregnancy
- Post Operative
Are Sea-Bands cost effective?
Yes, tests conducted on post-operative patients in hospitals have shown that Sea-Bands have a direct effect on the cost of care by reducing:
- The length of recovery - patients are more likely to recover quickly if they are not experiencing nausea
- Amount of anti-emetic drugs administered
- PACU nursing care
- Unplanned admissions related to nausea and vomiting following out-patient procedures
When Sea-Bands are placed on a patient prior to surgery, many do not suffer with nausea or vomiting. those patients who still need anti-emetic drugs may be subjected to fewer drugs and lower doses. It has been cited that Sea-Bands are “As effective as ordinary anti-emetics; completely devoid of side effects”.
How do they work?
A plastic stud is attached to the inside of the wrist band which exerts pressure and stimulates the P6 (or Nei-Kuan) acupressure point. It has been proven that pressure on this point relieves nausea and vomiting.
How long do they take to work?
Nausea is typically reduced within 5 minutes after Sea-Bands are applied.
When should they be administered?
Sea-Bands may be applied as a preventative measure before the onset of nausea (such as before surgery to reduce the risk of nausea and vomiting associated with anaesthesia). Sea-Bands may also be applied after the onset of nausea.
Do they have any side effects?
Sea-Bands are drug free, and have no side effects. Can they be used in combination with anti-emetic drugs? Yes, Sea-Bands can be used with any other drugs. Are there any contra-indications for Sea-Band use? There are no contra-indications. on Children? Yes, Sea-Bands have been used successfully on children as young as two years of age. However, they must fit snugly around the wrist to work.