Pregnancy Morning Sickness Bands: Do They Work?
Pregnancy brings with it several common signs. And morning sickness is usually at the top of the list. It can be one of the worst symptoms of pregnancy.
Most pregnant women experience morning sickness and there is no permanent solution. This leaves many pregnant women searching for alternatives to get relief.
A common and effective remedy is the use of morning sickness bands which are bracelets that help keep nausea away. Many people use it during pregnancy, traveling, or for vomiting post-surgery.
Especially if this is your first pregnancy, you are likely wondering, do these pregnancy morning sickness wrist bands really work? Or are nausea relief bands safe for pregnancy?
Let's get into the science behind these bands.In this article, we will discuss how the morning sickness bands help to cure your sickness.
What Are Morning Sickness Bands?
Morning sickness bands look like a normal band in appearance. The knitted elastic fabric fits easily around your wrist.
These anti sickness bands are designed to put pressure on a certain area of your wrist to relieve nausea.
To do this a plastic knob is sewn on the inside of the band to provide the pressure.
Do Morning Sickness Bands Work?
The short answer is Yes. These small and somewhat inconsequential looking bands do work to relieve nauseous symptoms associated with morning sickness. The reason? SCIENCE. It’s based on the well-known eastern practice of acupressure.
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The great part is they are completely safe and re-usable. These nausea relief bands work over and over again to relieve your symptoms without any of the potentially harmful side-effects you can encounter from taking prescribed medication.
What is acupressure and how does it work?
Acupressure is a gentle alternative therapy used to relieve symptoms of common problems. The therapy is quite safe as it is done without the use of any invasion methods. The therapist or professional simply uses their thumb and fingers to exert gentle pressure on a specific part of your body.
How To Wear Morning Sickness Bands (VERY IMPORTANT for EFFECTIVE RELIEF)
Place the elastic band with the important plastic ball on the inside of your arm above your wrist. The plastic ball is 3 finger-widths away from the top of your wrist. This positions the plastic ball over a known acupressure point on your wrist. Placement at this spot is very important.
This is known as the Pericardium 6 pressure point or the Nei Guan point in eastern cultures. Gentle pressure on this point has been scientifically proven to provide relief in a 2001 study of 60 pregnant women. This finding was proven even when accounting for the placebo effect and was ruled scientifically conclusive. In addition, the women with pressure applied to the Nei Guan points experienced lasting symptom relief as long as 14 days after the test.
Putting on your Anti Nausea Bands
This short video also shows you where to put the nausea bands on your arm.
How long can you wear morning sickness bands?
Morning sickness bands can be used as long as you feel comfortable with it or experience relief from nausea.
You can wear them for up to 48 hours straight before taking a break.
How long before I begin to feel relief from Morning sickness?
Generally, the bands start working within a few minutes of putting on.
To get the best results you can start wearing them before the onset of nausea, immediately after waking up or before breakfast.
Use these morning sickness bands as often as you like, we recommend one on each wrist, and they are great for general motion sickness or other situations that lead to nausea, even in kids.