Anti-nausea wristbands use acupressure on the inside of the wrist to keep pressure on a specific point in order to quell nausea. They are useful for patients who do not wish to take anti-nausea medication, such as children and women with morning sickness caused by pregnancy. The correct placement of the wristband is imperative for reducing nausea.
An anti-nausea wristband can be used in many situations in which nausea and vomiting are experienced. Pregnant women with morning sickness, those who suffer from motion sickness, and patients experiencing nausea and vomiting after surgery or during chemotherapy may all feel relief while wearing acupressure bands.
Proper Placement of Anti-Nausea Wristbands
Anti-nausea wristbands are intended to be worn with the small plastic piece over the inside of the wrist, between the two tendons. Wristbands generally come with instructions for placing the band correctly over the pressure point.
To find the proper placement, place your left forearm in front of you with the palm facing you. The wristband manufacturer Travelband suggests placing the index, middle and ring fingers of your right hand on the inside of your wrist, with the outside edge of the ring finger against the first crease of the wrist. The area just below the index finger is where the pressure point is located. Place the wristband over the hand and adjust so that the plastic piece is placed in that spot, between the two tendons. Check the wristband periodically while wearing to ensure that it remains in place.