I have suffered from Motion Sickness as far back as I can remember. As a passenger in a car, I am miserable. Once, going through Big Basin, California, I suffered from motion sickness as the driver!
My parent live rurally. The road winds with S-turns for miles. As a child, I’d whine to my mom I was getting motion sickness, she’d speed up stating that the faster we went the sooner I’d be over it. Trust me, this is not logic.
On my first date with my husband, we went to San Francisco. He found a parking spot and I got out and heaved at a tree for minutes.
I’ve tried it all–anything promising relief.
Then I was sent Relief Band to review.
Before I describe the ReliefBand, let me explain how it works. According to the company, the band functions via neuromodulation. This means it uses a proprietary technology that uses your body’s neural pathways to help regulate the triggers that cause nausea.
Essentially, when the device is turned on it pulses against the underside of your wrist and sends the signals to travel to your central nervous system and the area of your brain that sends out the signal of nausea. From there is modulates the pathway between stomach and brain, allegedly providing a sense of relief.
The ReliefBand reminds me of a fashionably large wrist watch. You strap it tichglty to the underside of your wrist after applying a film of conductive gel (included).
Then you position the band over the median nerve in your wrist. This becomes easier the more you use the ReliefBand. At first I had to make adjustments. Also the more I moved my hands and wrist, the more variable the stimulation. Sometimes it is more intense than in a different position. It’s not painful; just noticeable.
The ReliefBand has five settings, each delivers pulsed electricity at a higher level than the previous. The pulse stimulates the median nerve. You will fill a tingling in your hand and middle finger.
I have been using the ReliefBand constantly. We live in an area with winding roads to get in or out of town. It also has been used going to visit my parents for the holidays and that mountain had nothing that the ReliefBand couldn’t handle.
The ReliefBand has a manufacturer’s suggested retail of $89.99. It comes ready to use, with batteries good for 150 hours of use.
It has really helped tame my motion sickness. Even if I forget to put it on initially and begin the feel the symptoms, putting on the ReliefBand helps tremendously. I am confident with ReliefBand I can go anywhere without experiencing severe motion sickness.