Sea-Bands are a low-cost, clinically proven, drug free alternative treatment for the control of nausea and vomiting. They 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.
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.
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 Sea-Bands contain Latex?
No, Sea-Bands are Latex-free.