Sea-Bands - Adult
Sea-Bands are knitted elasticated wristbands which are a natural, effective and reusable way to help ease nausea. Sea-Bands are clinically proven to relieve motion sickness and morning sickness in addition to helping with post-operative and chemotherapy-induced nausea. Completely free from side effects, they work by exerting pressure on the Nei-Guan or P6 acupressure point using a plastic stud.
- Two bands in each pack, wear one on each wrist.
- Quick and effective relief - works within a few minutes of wearing.
- No drugs. Non Invasive.
Known as Tuina in China, acupressure is the technique of applying pressure to the acupoints and meridians. Pericardium 6 (P6) is one of these points, governing the movement of energy in the chest, harmonisation of the digestion and stomach, the regulation of blood flow and the calming of the mind.
In China, acupressure on P6 is used to treat chest pain, irregular and painful periods, pre-menstrual depression, insomnia and to relieve nausea and vomiting, acid regurgitation, hiccupping and belching.
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 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.