Imagine for a second that you’re on a commercial cruise liner celebrating the summer holiday. After liberally loading up your plate at the cruise ship buffet, you’re basking in the warm glow of the sun as it reflects off the pristine waters of the South Pacific. Suddenly, the ship’s gentle rocking is interrupted by the surging swell of a wave. You feel the sickening sensation of the ground beneath your feet lurching forward and swirling in your stomach.
If sailors are consistently “swabbing the deck” on your behalf, you should consider remedying your motion sickness by wearing a Sea-Band. In addition to minimising sea sickness, Sea-Bands are a drug-free solution for a bevy of nausea-related ailments including, morning sickness, travel or motion sickness and vertigo. This post highlights the science behind the Sea-Band’s effectiveness as a nausea treatment. Read on to discover how your life can be drastically improved by these bracelets.
How do Sea-Bands work?
If you’ve tried countless prescription medications and procedures to reduce nausea, you may be skeptical regarding the effectiveness of a simple wristband. While these wristbands don’t look like an innovative solution on the surface, they harness the time-tested treatment method of acupressure. Sea-Bands use acupressure to provide a non-invasive, natural remedy to nausea that is suitable for anyone over the age of 3.
Each Sea-Band uses a round, plastic stud to target the Nei-Kuan (Pericardium 6) acupressure point located on your inner wrists. To find your Nei-Kuan point, rotate your palm face up, measure three finger widths below your wrist and find the depression where your two tendons converge. By applying light pressure on this point, Sea-Band has been clinically tested to effectively reduce the wearer’s urge to vomit from nausea.
In order for Sea-Band to be most effective, both wristbands must be worn simultaneously—one below each wrist. Sea-Bands are made from flexible, elastic material that will stretch to fit snuggly over your forearm and can be safely tossed in the wash and cleaned for reuse.
By wearing Sea-Band for motion sickness, you can do your inner-ear a favor and remove the debilitating effects of dizziness from your life. To learn more about Sea-Bands check out our nausea relief and treatment page. In addition to the adult Sea-Band, we offer specialised Sea-Bands for pregnant mothers, children and families.