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!


The Secret To Controlling Morning Sickness


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During the first trimester of pregnancy, and for some throughout the entire pregnancy, nausea, retching, and vomiting due to morning sickness is a reality.

Morning sickness can happen at any time. You could be shopping, visiting a friend, or just taking a walk around the neighborhood—the nausea associated with morning sickness does not care where you are or what you are doing. This not so pleasant feeling can turn your entire day upside down.

To help get your day back on track within minutes, there is a drug-free technology that controls the nausea from morning sickness—the Reliefband® wearable device.

Originally developed for use in hospitals, the Reliefband® technology sends gentle pulses on the underside of your wrist, then uses the body’s own natural neural pathways to control nausea associated with morning sickness.

Clinically proven and recommended by nurses and OB/GYNs, Reliefband® is the choice of many pregnant women to help them feel better.

Since it is drug-free, you won’t have the side effects of safety issues associated with medications.

Scientifically studied, Reliefband® provides a drug-free, clinically proven solution that may help you get your day back on track.

Try it for yourself or give Reliefband® to someone you love to control the nausea associated with their morning sickness or motion sickness.

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.



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.

Nausea And The Bad Old Days

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At ReliefBand®, we’re well-versed in the treatment of nausea, retching, and vomiting related to motion and morning sickness.

We’re proud to bring our wearable technology to market—a device which provides drug-free, fast relief from the nausea, retching, and vomiting indicated above.

Because this is our world, we have an intense interest in not only what’s happening today in the area of relief of nausea and vomiting, but also in the treatment history of these symptoms.

Rachael Russell, a PhD candidate at the University of Manchester in the UK, wrote her thesis on the subject: Nausea and Vomiting: A History of Signs, Symptoms and Sickness in Nineteenth-Century Britain.

Her work is thorough and quite long (it is a thesis, after all), but we recommend it if the topic interests you.

We do want to share just a few of the fascinating bits that explain how nausea was treated back in the day, though we are not advocating for these practices. With apologies to Ms. Russell for not sharing her entire manuscript:

While Darwin tried raisins, others stuck to tea and dry biscuits. A light, bland diet was the favoured [food] option.

Brandy was a seemingly popular [alcohol] option . . . Dry champagne, sometimes iced, was also chosen to combat nausea and vomiting at sea, as it was considered able to revive energy and be retained in the stomach when everything else caused irritation. According to Dr Andrew Wilson . . . the reason for its success was its carbonic acid gas content.

Frederic Carpenter Skey (1798-1872), a surgeon at St Bartholomew’s, recommended to the sea-cadet Henry Knight (b. 1848) that he use quinine – ‘more efficient if given in port or sherry about 2 thirds of a glass.’

According to John King, a surgeon aboard a Nantucket whaler, he kept ‘ether’, a teaspoonful of which he mixed in wine for treating sea-sickness.

There were also numerous patent remedies that passengers could choose from . . . These remedies often contained alcohol, sugar and opium.

Most remedies were to be ingested and were thought to act directly on the abdomen. There were far fewer local applications, such as that patented by Pierre Molinari in 1858. Molinari claimed to prevent sea-sickness by adding to vinegar the following ingredients: rue, thyme, mint, rosemary, absinthe, turmeric, the green husks of walnuts, rocou, poppy heads and potash. Wadding was then soaked in this mixture and placed on the pit of the stomach.

In his 1857 lectures on digestion Thomas King Chambers suggested that ‘[t]he best remedy for healthy persons to take is very frothy bottled porter: if it does not in every case prevent the vomiting, yet the prostration afterwards is certainly avoided, and the ejecta are not so disagreeable.’ Chambers also recommended chloroform to prevent the violent straining during vomiting, though lamented that it would not prevent nausea.

In his text on How to Travel, for example, Thomas Knox advised his readers that: Many persons will tell you that it is an excellent thing to be sea-sick, as you are so much better for it afterwards. If you are a sufferer you will do well to accept their statements as entirely correct, since you are thereby consoled and soothed, and the malady doesn’t care what you think about it, one way or another.

Chemical formulas were rarely noted to have been successful. Creosote, an anti-emetic, was often mentioned. However, it was also criticised as, given in the wrong doses, it could make the sickness worse. James Henry Bennet argued in 1857 that chemical treatments were more commonly unsuccessful because they were expelled from the stomach before having the chance to work. He therefore suggested opium injections into the rectum. This was able to bypass the stomach and act directly on the nerves, encouraging sleep.

And with that, we draw this peek into the past to a close.

We’re grateful that science has brought us to this point! With a ReliefBand® on the wrist, we simply push a button to treat our symptoms.

Thanks to Rachael Russell for the historical perspective.

Take A Pass On Morning Sickness

Are you looking forward to getting pregnant, but not to morning sickness?

Of course! No one wants to experience nausea and vomiting at any time, and definitely not during the days and months that are supposed to be filled with joy.

But, for many, morning sickness is just going to happen. Typically, it starts a few weeks into the pregnancy and is over by the beginning of the fourth month.

We all have friends or family members who did not experience a “typical” pregnancy. For them, morning sickness was a constant companion during the majority of the 40 weeks. Ugh.

The statistics jump all over the place, but most women will experience morning sickness. Some healthcare professionals believe that morning sickness is a good sign, as it indicates a strong pregnancy, so that’s a plus . . . right?

If you end up in the majority and have morning sickness, there are things you can do to alleviate the nausea. We recommend that you start out by wearing a ReliefBand, because, you know, that’s who we are and we know that it works for a lot of pregnant women.

Also, eating a little bit several times a day seems to help. It’s enough to keep the stomach acids from getting to you but not so much that you’re stuffed and uncomfortable. Eat foods that make sense – nothing greasy or fatty. And nothing too smelly – food smells can bring on the nausea.

Make sure you get plenty of fluids throughout the day. It helps to stay hydrated. Some people put lemon slices in their water or tea because they feel it helps with the nausea.

Ginger is a favorite of those experiencing nausea from motion or morning sickness. Ginger tea might do the trick.

There’s a form of extreme morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum. If you have any questions or concerns about what you’re experiencing during pregnancy, call your healthcare provider to discuss your symptoms. Morning sickness is normal, but hyperemesis gravidarum can put you in the hospital. Don’t hesitate to talk to someone if your nausea is too much.

New Year’s Resolutions

Are you making resolutions for 2017?

It’s traditional. When we turn the page to a new year at the top of the calendar, we want to kick out old habits and start new ones.

Most of us choose at least a handful of health-related resolutions. Here are some you’ll find on lots of lists this year:

Move more. Check with your healthcare provider to find out how much more you can move each day. Stairs instead of elevators?

Less soda, more water. Hydration without the sugar!

More greens, less grease. Yes to salad, no to pizza. OK, no to so much pizza.

Increase vacations, decrease stress. Relax. It’s good for you.

Sleep more. A lot more.

Use Reliefband. Fast relief from nausea and vomiting associated with morning or motion sickness. Yep.

What’s on your list? Share in the comments — doesn’t even have to be in the health column:)

Reliefband – People Keep Talking About Us!

We stopped by recently to read the reviews. It’s something we do fairly often.

Feedback is critical to our plans for the future. What do you love about Reliefband? What additions would you like to see down the road?

It all factors into the decision-making process.

We thought you’d like to see what verified purchasers of Reliefband are saying, and we hope you chime in with your thoughts in the comments!

  • It actually works! For the first time ever, I went on a boat trip without issues. It was tricky at first to locate the “sweet spot” on my right wrist, but now I can position the Reliefband correctly within seconds. This is a game changer for travel and excursions! — N/A

  • It worked for me as a passenger in the back of a van on windy mountain roads with a nut job driver. — Marcus D.

  • Lifesaver! Great for motion sickness prevention! — Amazon Customer

  • It works! I used the Reliefband for the first time on a recent trip. I used it on the airplane and as a car passenger. I had no problems with motion sickness. I am so happy to have found something that works without taking a pill that makes you drowsy! — Cheryl F.

  • So far we love the Reliefband for Motionsickness. I bought it for my son prior to going on a trip and he wore it in the car and never had any problems with getting car sick. We also took a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon and he wore it for that adventure and didn’t feel sick at all that time either. It definitely gives you a little electric impulse that you can feel. I didn’t realize at first how strong it was until he showed me. So we keep it dialed down to one for him all the time since he is only 9 years old. I am hoping to try it out as well since I have always had issues with motion sickness since I was a child. I just can’t bring myself to take it from him to try it yet. — mmufgator

  • I am happy I found this product. I was at first very skeptical if this product would actually work. But for me it works 100 percent. I had tried several different motion sickness medications before, which unfortunately can have strong side effects. I used the reliefband on a small boat in the ocean, in a helicopter and during an 8 hour plane flight. I have not experienced any motion sickness during that time. The only thing to mention: I needed a bit of time and experience to find the perfect spot on my wrist. But I am really happy I found this product. — qwerty

  • Reliefband works! I’ve been using Reliefband for over ten years to treat chronic nausea brought about or exacerbated by a stroke many years ago. Whenever a random bout of nausea occurs, which is usually a couple of time a month, I put on the Reliefband and set it on “2”. Within 30 minutes or so I’m feeling improvement – sometimes total relief and sometimes a great improvement, which is more than welcome. I see there are a few negative reviews here, but my experience has been all positive. — David M.

  • Prevented sea-sickness, and easy to use. I used this on a recent Alaska cruise. The ocean was rough and everybody else in my group–including those with prescription anti-motion sickness meds–became seasick. NOT ME! I’m so glad I spent the money to get this easy-to-use device before i left. — A. C.

  • This thing works. All I know is my wife can ride in the car without getting pissed at me anymore! — Pros and Cons

  • AMAZING. I am a captain on a sportfishing boat in California and deal with seasick people all the time. I have seen a lot of products come and go over the years, from pills to patches to drinks to chew things, but this thing amazed me. Last week we were on a yacht tuna fishing 55 miles offshore and a passenger was on the verge of puking, I mean he was really green. The owner of the boat slaps this thing on his wrist and within 20 minutes the guy says he feels fantastic. I was and am still blown away. — Damon D.

    • It works on car sickness/motion sickness. My son gets car sick riding the bus to school then suffers until the effects wear off sometime later in the day. I bought this hoping it would help and to my surprise and astonishment, he said it worked within seconds of putting it on. He also took it with him to Boy Scout camp and helped his friend with an upset stomach. Since I don’t get motion sickness, I can’t say that it worked for me but the relief and shock on my son’s face said it was worth it. — Jimmy

    • Definitely works. Bought this for my daughter who gets car sick on road trips. Works like a charm. — Johan C.

    • Worth every penny. I just can’t say how much I appreciate this Reliefband! It WORKS. I have really bad motion sickness, so I got this for a trip to Disneyland. Normally I have trouble even riding a merry-go-round. But while wearing this I was able to ride Indiana Jones, Star Tours, and even Space Mountain. Normally motion simulators make me sick but I had zero problems. Yes, it’s expensive, but it’s so worth it. — Cascade book lover

    Thanks, everybody! We love the feedback and appreciate your time with letting us know how you feel.

Autumn Baby Shower!

It’s autumn, and you’re in charge of a baby shower!

Warm cider, pumpkin everything, deep vibrant fall colors — it’s going to be beautiful.

Pinterest is blowing up with thousands of cute ideas. We really love the tiny pumpkin pie-shaped cheesecakes.

Catch My Party has an exquisite antique baby shower concept that captures glints of autumn in its color palette.

Punchbowl has adorable ideas for fall-related games, including guests bringing baby pictures of themselves dressed up in costume. Everyone guesses who’s who.

Brit + Co has so many cute notions going on, it’s hard to choose between them, but we loved the petite apples scooped out to hold cider and a wee cinnamon stick.

Popsugar has 60+ charming baby shower ideas, some of which are fall-themed, and some of which can be adapted for fall.

Whatever you choose to do, mom-to-be will love it.

Don’t forget the glowing, tired star of the party. Set a little gift aside for her and she will love your thoughtfulness.

Pregnancy brings changes, and challenges, and joy. And, morning sickness. A ReliefBand goes a long way toward combating the symptoms of nausea and vomiting. It does so without drugs, and without delay!

Well, you have a big job ahead of you. Share pictures of the decorations! We all love new ideas:)