How-To Guide For ReliefBand 1.5

by ReliefBand | September 12, 2017

After years of nausea, and probably more than a little retching and vomiting, you’ve ordered your very first Reliefband®. Congratulations!

Now, let’s talk about the nuts and bolts of how to use Reliefband® to get maximum effectiveness for you.

Positioning Reliefband® properly on your wrist is essential for relief of your nausea, retching, and vomiting symptoms. Before you start using Reliefband®, please read the Instructions for Use carefully. You must feel stimulation in your palm and/or middle fingers for Reliefband® to work.

There’s a specific spot on the underside of your wrist where ReliefBand® needs to be positioned.

Find the starting area on the wrist. Using either wrist, the correct area is between the two tendons on the underside of the wrist – two finger-widths above the wrist crease farthest from your elbow.

Before positioning your Reliefband®, clean the area first. Once the area is clean, apply a small drop of gel and spread it in a circle about the size of a large coin with an even sheen (i.e., a thin layer with a shiny appearance).

Place the device over the gelled area and attach it to the wrist. Fasten the device snugly. Press the power button in the center of the device to turn it on. Starting at power level 1, increase stimulation until tingling is felt through median nerve in palm and middle finger at a comfortable level. Press the power button in the center of the device for 3 seconds to turn it off.

When to use Reliefband®?

You can use your Reliefband® either before or after your nausea, retching, and vomiting symptoms start and leave it on for as long as your symptoms last.

If you are highly susceptible to motion sickness, apply Reliefband® one half hour before a motion sickness event (e.g., riding in a car, airplane, or boat).

How can you be sure you’ve found the area for maximum stimulation?

After the device is turned on, move it slightly up or down, and side to side on the wrist until the maximum “tingling” feeling is felt. You will feel a tingling sensation in your palm and/or middle fingers when Reliefband® is in the proper wrist location.

Stimulation will cycle every four seconds. If little or no tingling is felt after moving it around, increase the power level to the next level of stimulation. This device has five levels of stimulation: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (level 5 is the highest setting).

On which wrist should you wear Reliefband®?

On the wrist that gives you the greatest tingling in the hand at the lowest stimulation level.

Is dry or sensitive skin a problem?

For dry skin, the gel may be lightly applied more often. If you have especially sensitive skin, switch wrists every 2-3 hours. Be sure to re-apply gel as directed.

And that’s it! Please read your Instructions For Use, and let us know if you have any questions.

Now go, and live your life in full motion!


Congrats, Kate Middleton – now here’s something to help your Hyperemesis

Like me, Kate Middleton has two children already - and I congratulate her on the great news today that she is expecting her third, writes Deborah O'Sullivan.

As previously reported, Kate suffers badly with hyperemesis, a serious debilitating pregnancy complication.

ReliefBand can be used as part of the treatment regime for hyperemesis, providing extra comfort and helping pregnant women to function again during their pregnancies.

A recent customer of ours was receiving injections three times a week on top of her oral anti-emetics.

Upon using ReliefBand - a non-invasive drug-free clinically proven wearable device - she's now back at work and enjoying her pregnancy again.

That's why we have just gifted a ReliefBand to Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge. It's gone via our couriers today.



Don’t Let Road Trips Throw You A Curve

Road trips are escapes from the routine at the speed of life.

Americans and cars go together like apple pie and ice cream. We enjoy our cars, especially for road trips!

Many of us don’t typically experience carsickness, but you throw in enough curves and hills as we motor toward the end of a day’s driving, and some of us will feel queasy.

The fact is, any of us may experience carsickness under the right (or wrong) circumstances.

There are a few things you can do to try and get to the end of your driving day puke-free. Most importantly before you hit the road make sure you have a Reliefband for everyone in the car.

Take frequent driving breaks to get everyone out of the car and check out the scenery.

Keep a stream of cool air blowing in the face of each person while the car is in motion.

Don’t consume greasy or heavy food, and keep the smelly food for another time.

Eat light snacks while in the car.

Stay hydrated with non-sugary liquids – plain water is perfect.

Keep your eyes focused on the horizon (not at scenery zipping past the side of the car).

Be aware that it’s possible for anyone to get carsick, or even all your passengers. Be prepared, have fun out there and live life in full motion with Reliefband!

Morning Sickness And Summer Heat

You’re pregnant. Yay!!

You’re pregnant during the summer. Yay-ack-ugh!

We all know that heat and humidity can increase the rottenness of morning sickness. But, there are a few things you can do to help get your pregnant self through the summer weather.

First, no matter the temperature, get a Reliefband® and wear it to treat the nausea, retching, and vomiting associated with morning sickness.

Stay hydrated. Make ice cubes out of your OB/GYN-approved refreshing liquid and, on those days when you can’t make yourself drink, suck on those cubes. Also, keep foods and beverages in the house that will rehydrate you quickly. Always check with your OB/GYN to determine what will work for you.

If you have to leave your air-conditioned happy place, stay in the shade outdoors, and if possible, sit in the path of a sprinkler, or plop your bare feet in a kiddie pool filled with cool water. If neither of those water options are available, take a spray bottle full of water with you and give yourself a spritz every now and then.

Even when you’re enjoying air-conditioning, a cool shower can help.

Avoid your triggers, such as certain smells or foods. But, make yourself eat a little something. An empty stomach does not decrease nausea.

Take care of yourself, and here’s hoping for a mild summer!

If you have a moment, share your summer heat vs. morning sickness tricks in the comments so that other readers might benefit.

Bye Mom, Hello Uni!

It’s that time of year when we help our grown children pack up and leave the family home. University for them, now-idle bedroom converted to a hobby room for us.

Life is good.

So, what’s on the packing list? There is a packing list, right? If not, you will be shipping multiple packages for months, full of forgotten boots, tennis rackets, special shampoos, or favorite jammies.

Bedding. Take a look at your child’s bed and add everything you see to the list. Pillows, sheets, blankets, throw pillows, possibly stuffed animals will all make the list. Plus, an anti-bedbug mattress cover and some sort of feather or foam mattress topper to provide cushioning for what is sure to be a hard mattress.

Room stuff. If you know how big the room is and what’s already in it, this part should be easy. Things to consider: seating (chair, beanbag, futon, whatever), lamps, desk, rugs, small table(s), trashcans, storage bins for under the bed and bed risers to make more room for the bins, hangers and storage bins for the closet, large mirror, curtains and rods, wall décor, fridge, fan. Well, that’s a start.

Bathroom items. This is the tough one because you’ll need to go into your child’s bathroom in order to fill out the list. Take your child with you — no sense in suffering alone. Starting from one corner of the room, inspect every inch of the space, making your way completely around the room while noting items for the list. Don’t forget essential but non-personal objects such as toilet paper and cotton balls.

Medical/Legal necessities. Note all prescription and over-the-counter medicines your child takes, even those taken only occasionally. Plus, list any documents that will need to be in the possession of your grown child. Note: it’s critical that you make copies of all documents you send with your child. When possible, send the copy and keep the original. Think passport, health/car/renters insurance, birth certificate, social security, bank accounts, really all the documents you’ve kept safely filed away, you’ll now have to entrust to your grown child.

Odds and ends. There are helpful lists on the internet that mention hundreds of necessary and unnecessary items your child may need to pack for university. It’s a good idea to browse those lists and compare yours for missing items. Some overlooked things we find useful for grown children packing for university are earplugs, duct tape, umbrella, flashlight, deck of cards, small toolkit, and a sleep mask.

And finally, help them live life in full motion. Slip a Reliefband® on your young adult’s wrist and explain how to use it. It’s drug-free wearable tech that treats the nausea, retching, and vomiting associated with VR-related motion sickness. He or she will be prepared for the next epic all-day battle in Raw Data or Chronos, right after he/she aces the tests for the week.

If they are wearing a Reliefband®, they won’t need mom or dad there to treat the nasty symptoms of motion sickness caused by VR, or those caused by riding in cars/planes/boats.

That’s a good thing . . . right? Sniff.

Gone Fishing

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Fishing. It’s simple for some people. Hop in a boat and head toward open water.

It’s not so simple for those who suffer from seasickness. Going on a boat can bring on feelings of  nausea, retching, and even vomiting.

Guess what? ReliefBand® treats those nasty symptoms. That’s right, you no longer need to be the one left on the dock. It’s time to join your friends and do more than just cut bait.

Now that you have the seasickness sorted, you need to do a few other things before you start hauling in fish.

In addition to your ReliefBand® and the actual gear (rod, reel, etc.) needed to catch the fish, you’ll want a life jacket, sunscreen, food, potable water, a cooler with ice in it to pack out the fish you catch, a first aid kit, bug spray, sunglasses, and don’t forget to zip your keys into a pocket or clip them to your belt loop.

Nothing is as sad as a loaded key ring drifting out of sight beneath the water.

If you’re fishing on the boat, you may need to have a license, if legally required. These days, you can usually order one online. Be aware that, depending on what type of fish you’re going after, you may need more than one license or permit.

One other thing—anything you want to keep dry should be placed in a waterproof bag. Soggy sandwiches and runny maps are funny only when they happen to the other guy.

Do you have tips for prepping for a fishing trip? Please share them in the comments for everyone to read.

Have fun out there!

5 VR Games You’ll Want

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by ReliefBand | June 15, 2017

It’s still early days for many VR offerings. Developers aren’t sure if the money is there for a time- and talent-intensive effort, but we say, bring it!

VR is fun, and if VR-related nausea creeps in, well, that’s what ReliefBand® is for. Slip it on your wrist and play on. So, what’s looking good in the game world? These are a few that caught our attention:

Minecraft VR is here. Instead of staring at the screen with your roommate or little sister doing annoying things in your peripheral vision, you’re in the middle of the Minecraft world. Caves beckon, mobs advance, it’s all glorious.

Hover Junkers is a wild free-for-all in wastelands that you’ll love. Lots of movement in playing this game, and ships that are steampunk beauties. Loads of fun!

Sportsbar VR lets you play pool, darts, chess, air hockey – lots of pub games. And you can compete against AI or your friends anywhere in the world. It’s the perfect way to chill out and you don’t have to leave your house.

Dear Esther slows it down a bit. It’s not a game where you do battle with guns blazing. It’s a visually stunning ghost story with you on a Scottish island and a lurking mystery to solve. Or not.

Assetto Corsa is a racing game that is popular primarily because it is easily modified and customized.

ReliefBand wearable device provides fast control of nausea, retching, and vomiting associated with the motion sickness associated with VR.

Europe In Summer

Every part of Europe calls to us — maybe it’s the history, or perhaps the romance. Whatever it is, its pull is nearly irresistible.

Those of us who suffer from motion sickness find the pull isn’t as strong given the nausea, retching, and vomiting we experience when traveling by car, plane, train, boat or even, on a bad day, an elevator.

However, it’s summer and time to get our vacay on!

Don’t let motion sickness ruin your day (or your vacay); instead, start living your life. With Reliefband® on the wrist, you control those nasty symptoms, and you’ll find travel isn’t the nausea-inducing torture it used to be.

If you’re ready to plan your visit, we have a few favorite spots to share.

Majorca is a Spanish island drenched in ancient ruins, mountains, and beach resorts. It is a land to suit nearly every preference. Pack lots of sunscreen and relax.

Corfu provides a bit of the touristy beach vibe, but primarily, it’s an island that introduces you to the slow pace of life in Greece. If you want to immerse yourself in the Greek culture, this is the perfect spot.

Scotland, the land of lochs, moors, kilt-wearing men, castles, golf courses, bagpipes, and cities and landscapes so beautiful, it melts the heart. No one ever regrets a trip to Scotland.

Really, there are a thousand spots around Europe that would delight anyone looking for a place to land for a week or two. The point is to get out there and enjoy life.

Don’t let the misery of motion sickness stop you from trying new things. Live your life in full motion!

5 Tech Products For New Parents

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Parenting babies is joyful and exhausting. Just when you take care of business on one end of the little bundle, the other end needs attention.

Nothing will change the eat, sleep, and cry habits of babies, but these tech gadgets might make your life a little easier.

For instance, a pacifier thermometer can take baby’s temperature and make baby happy. There are loads of brands on the market—just put the term into your browser and choose one.

You’ve heard the stories of parents fighting with car seats? Well, this seat installs itself, and shares real-time safety alerts with you via a smartphone app. It’s pricey, but the technology is fascinating.

Guess what? Baby can have a warm bottle of milk even if you’re out for a walk with no microwave in sight. Just shake this hand-held device and four minutes later, baby’s got warm milk.

Tracking baby’s weight is important. There’s a changing pad out now that works with your smartphone to weigh baby, determine how much fluid she took in during the last feeding, and count how many diaper changes she’s had.

For years there have been swings and hammock contraptions that rock baby to sleep. Now there are entire beds that do the same. Baby can stretch out and snooze all night, or just for an afternoon nap.

Go, explore, and find gadgets that work for you and your family.

As part of the wearable tech world, ReliefBand® controls the symptoms of morning sickness. We love talking new tech! If you’ve found a tech device that helps your family, share the news in the comments! We’d all love to read about it.

Crazy Carnival Rides

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Nausea, cold sweat, even retching and vomiting—they’re all symptoms of motion sickness and they can pop up at inconvenient times, right?


For those of us who live with motion sickness, we know what to expect in the car or on a boat, or in an airplane.

But what about . . . at the carnival?

The teacup ride that little kids love—oof. The base of the ride goes around in a big circle, and each teacup on the base revolves independently. There’s a little wheel in the middle of each teacup that controls the spin of that cup. All it takes is one gleeful kid who’s determined to yank that wheel ‘round and ‘round, and there goes lunch!

At the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, guests can pay to be strapped into a giant teeter-totter and thrown 27 feet over the edge of the casino, left to dangle face-down 866 feet above the Strip.

A Devil’s Wheel looks simple enough. It’s a flat, slightly raised circular floor so many feet in diameter. Riders sit in the middle of the floor, which then spins faster and faster until they’re all tossed off, landing we’re not sure where but hopefully on a soft surface.

Some people won’t hop on the rides because they’re scary as all get-out. That’s really the only reason one needs.

And then there are those who love the thrill but end up puking because of, yep, motion sickness.

We can’t stop the scary. It is what it is. But, ReliefBand® helps control the nausea, retching, and vomiting associated with motion sickness. If you want to dangle over the Las Vegas Strip from atop a very tall casino, at least wear a ReliefBand® on your wrist!