Nausea is that sensation we all get from time to time whether it comes from motion-sickness, from getting off a dizzying ride, from great physical effort, anxiety, or from morning-sickness brought on by a pregnancy. It is an unpleasant state that can often come in the way of our daily activities and disturb our general well-being. Medication is often prescribed in mild to severe cases but it doesn’t always have the expected effect. Besides, always popping pills for prevention does not seem like a very likeable scenario in the context in which it can have its fair share of side-effects such as headaches or drowsiness.

“The product is an electronic device resembling a sports watch, designed to be worn on the underside of the wrist with the purpose of managing nausea and vomiting within minutes.”

 

But all of this has a brand new solution nowadays since an alternative way of treating nausea has been conjured up. The ReliefBand is here to calm down that fluttering feeling in your stomach. The product is an electronic device resembling a sports watch, designed to be worn on the underside of the wrist with the purpose of managing nausea and vomiting within minutes.

The device emits low-level electrical impulses that trick the nervous system into “thinking” everything is fine by triggering normal nerve signals that interfere with the messages that the ones of nausea and vomiting transmit to the brain. Two small electrodes stimulate the nerves in the wrist and can be controlled by the wearer who can choose from five levels of stimulation, depending on personal necessities and symptoms.

“The device emits low-level electrical impulses that trick the nervous system into “thinking” everything is fine by triggering normal nerve signals that interfere with the messages that the ones of nausea and vomiting transmit to the brain.”

 

The ReliefBand uses “Nerve Stimulation TherapyTM”, a wearable treatment designed by Woodside Biomedical, Carlsbad, California, that acts upon the nervous system through the median nerve which is closest to the skin’s surface on the underside of the wrist. The device does not necessitate any complicated preparations before use as only a small amount of gel (hypo-allergenic Extra Connectivity Gel) is needed prior to strapping it on. There are no restrictions concerning other medication intake while using the band, neither is food or beverages consumption, as it does not interfere with the ReliefBand’s functioning.

“The ReliefBand Adventurer also comes with the feature of being water-proof.”

 

An upgrade of the original version of the device, the ReliefBand Adventurer also comes with the feature of being water-proof, besides the initial characteristics: indicatory lights that show when the device is functioning, battery status indicator and power settings that control the desired level of stimulation.

In conclusion, this little gizmo is the answer to the nagging problems of nausea and vomiting so that anyone can enjoy travelling without the fear of car, sea or air sickness and courageously jump on that roller-coaster ride without thinking they could end up on the internet under the title of “grossest but most hilarious accidents at the amusement park”. Leaving virtual celebrity aside, the band has also been approved by the FDA for use in treating morning-sickness due to pregnancy and offering relief for chemotherapy patients. So, good news for everyone!

Written by R.F.I
29th of July 2016
Sources:
http://www.reliefband.com/, http://www.gizmag.com/go/1398/
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2497527,00.asp, https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003117.htm