Acupressure Wristbands for Nausea and Vomiting
Sea-Band wristbands are a clinically proven drug-free alternative treatment for the control of nausea and vomiting associated with anaesthesia and chemotherapy.
A plastic stud incorporated into the wristband exerts pressure on the P6 acupuncture point on the wrist. Pressure on this point is known to relieve nausea and vomiting. The patient simply wears the pair of wristbands for as long as needed.
Sea Band acupressure bands can be used on their own or in combination with antiemetic drugs, with no contra-indications and no side effects.
If placed on the patient before surgery, or afterwards in recovery, Sea-Bands can prevent the onset of nausea and vomiting. They are particularly useful in day-surgery for patients experiencing continued nausea.
Nausea Associated With Chemotherapy
Patients undergoing chemotherapy can wear Sea-Bands to control anticipatory nausea as well as nausea induced by chemotherapy drugs. They can wear the bands for the duration of the treatment both in hospital and at home.
Sea-Bands do not need specialist handling but care should be taken to position them according to the instructions provided. They become effective within 5 minutes – even if nausea has already started – and can be worn continuously.
Sea-Bands are made of mixed fibres and are latex-free. They are soft, comfortable, fit all wrist sizes and can be re-used if washed in a gentle cycle. They have an unlimited shelf life with no special storage conditions.
Clinical Evaluation Review and References
For a full list of clinical references and trial data for P6 acupressure point stimulation fro treating nausea and vomiting please download a copy of our CER document here: Overall review of P6 Acupoint Stimulation for treating Nausea and Vomiting.pdf