Mama! Sea-Band Acupressure Wrist Bands for Drug Free Morning Sickness Relief - 1 Pair
Mama! Sea-Band Acupressure Wrist Bands for Drug Free Morning Sickness Relief are the natural choice for drug free relief of all types of nausea. For effective relief of morning sickness as well as other forms of nausea, Mama! Sea-Band Acupressure Wrist Bands for Drug Free Morning Sickness Relief provide a natural choice without causing drowsiness.
Clinical trials and scientific studies have proved that Mama! Sea-Band Acupressure Wrist Bands for Drug Free Morning Sickness Relief provide natural relief to the symptoms of morning sickness, and because it is drug free, there are no side effects to worry about.
Mama! Sea-Band Acupressure Wrist Bands for Drug Free Morning Sickness Relief are recommended and used by midwives and pregnant women around the world as effective relief for morning sickness.
Mama! Sea-Band Acupressure Wrist Bands for Drug Free Morning Sickness Relief work by using acupressure. The bands can be put onto your wrists before you feel nauseous, or at any time during your day when you feel the effects of nausea.
Mama! Sea-Band Acupressure Wrist Bands for Drug Free Morning Sickness Relief are reusable and eco-friendly!
Get a Helping Hand to Relieve Your Morning Sickness
Many expectant mothers suffer from morning sickness and most find their symptoms ease at around week 14, but for an unlucky few nausea and vomiting may continue throughout the pregnancy. Scientific studies have proved that one of the most effective drug-free treatments is Acupressure on the P6 (Nei-Kuan) point between the two central tendons near the wrist.
In the UK, acupressure was first scientifically proven useful for this condition by the late Professor John Dundee from Queens University, Belfast. An Italian study has also found that morning sickness was reduced in 70% of women who used Sea-Bands.
The plastic stud on Sea-Bands applies continuous pressure on each wrist preventing or relieving the feeling of nausea.
There are two main philosophies surrounding acupressure – traditional Chinese and modern Western.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Developed over 4000 years, acupressure is one of several techniques used by Chinese medical practitioners who believe that illness results from an imbalance in the flow of life energy - or Chi (pronounced ‘chee’ and sometimes spelt ‘Qi’) - throughout the body.
The flow of Chi
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.
Dotted along the meridians are 2000 or so known acupoints, where Chi enters and leaves the body. Stimulation of these points - whether by needles, heat, mild electrical currents or pressure - is said to free the flow of Chi, releasing blockages and restoring depletions, thus returning the body to harmony.
How The Chinese Use Acupressure
Known as Tuina in China, acupressure is the technique of applying pressure with the hands to the acupoints and meridians. Pericardium 6 (P6) is one of these points, governing the movement of energy in the chest, harmonization of the digestion and stomach, the regulation of blood flow and the calming of the mind.
The Chinese use acupressure on P6 to treat chest pain, irregular and painful periods, pre-menstrual depression, insomnia and to relieve nausea and vomiting, acid regurgitation, hiccupping and belching.
What Western Science says
When it comes to Chi and meridians, Western scientists seek more medically acceptable explanations for the phenomenon represented by acupressure.
Most likely, in their view, is the involvement of pain-relieving chemicals known as endorphins and the ‘gate control theory’ of pain relief.
Put simply, stimulating the skin activates large diameter “touch” fibres. The touch message travels faster to the brain than the competitive and smaller “pain” fibres. As the brain can only process so many messages at once, the ‘gate’ to the brain is closed during the touch stimulation and the amount of pain felt is inhibited.
Pressure inhibits pain
Pressure also appears to stimulate nerve fibres running up the spinal cord and ultimately results 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.
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.
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.
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 anesthesia).
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.
How long do they take to work?
Nausea is typically reduced within 5 minutes after Sea-Bands are applied.
Are there any contra-indications for Sea-Band use?
There are no contra-indications.
Can they be used in combination with anti-emetic drugs?
Yes, Sea-Bands can be used with any other drugs.
Can they be used 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.
Do they interfere with IVs?
Roseann Ferrara-Love, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, pointed out in her lecture at the ASPN conference (1999) that the pressure is not great enough from the wrist bands to effect the flow of an IV.
She did suggest, however, that the band be placed on a patients wrist - prior to an IV - only to ensure that the IV was not placed too close to the P6 point where the band must be positioned to work effectively.
Do Sea-Bands contain Latex?
No, Sea-Bands are Latex-free.
About Sea Band
Sea-Band International Ltd maintains its own marketing office in the USA. The company has a complete packaging warehouse, distribution and sales network operating under contract. Sea-Band products are sold via manufacturers’ representatives to mail order catalogues, retail stores, wholesalers and healthcare practitioners. The company has 89 sales representatives selling into virtually every drug chain, mass merchandiser and pharmacy wholesaler in the USA.