RETCHING… Sounds awful doesn’t it? If you’ve ever been nauseous and on the verge of puking, you’ve been “Retching”. But what if you could relieve that terrible sensation with a wearable gadget. Whether your symptoms are due to motion sickness or even illness, the Relief Band is FDA approved wearable device that is clinically proven to work. It can help reduce and reverse the feeling of nausea completely drug-free so you don’t have to worry about crazy side-effects. Let’s take a closer look.
The Reliefband 2.0 will reduce symptoms of nausea, retching, vertigo and will even help motion sickness from car, airplane, boat, prolonged immersion in augmented reality and virtual reality environments. The Reliefband is also useful for morning sickness from pregnancy and even nausea from Chemotherapy. Perhaps helpful for performance artists to prevent the butterflies from taking over.
What it does
The Reliefband 2.0 is engineered with proprietary neuromodulation technology that delivers strategically placed and timed electrical pulses through the contacts located on the J-Band. These pulses “signal the median nerve at the P6 location on the underside of the wrist.”
The Reliefband 2.0’s pulses will follow the body’s nervous system, ending up at the part of the brain that is responsible for feelings of nausea, retching and vomiting to reduce or even eliminate those sensations by blocking those signals.
If you have ever gone to physical therapy for any rehab the physical sensation that the Reliefband gives is similar to that of an electrotherapy session where electrodes are attached at strategic points and the electrical pulses make the muscle contract and relax.
How to use
First locate the two tendons that line up to the base of the the underside of your wrist. Then take two fingers and measure the width, this is the correct location where the Reliefband should be worn.
Drop a small dab of gel and spread in roughly a quarter sized circle and put on the Reliefband 2.0. The gel should be reapplied every 2-3 hours or if the feeling of stimulation decreases.
Make sure it is snug as the device needs to make contact and turn on to level 1, increasing the level till you feel tingling in your palm and middle finger. Making sure this is at a tolerable level, don’t make yourself uncomfortable.
You’ll want to toggle the device off and on periodically to see if you are still suffering from symptoms. You can also put a second application of gel to assist in nerve stimulation.
Specs & Design
Charging the unit fully takes about an hour and you can still get 6 hrs of usage with just a 15 min partial charge. Battery level is indicated by the LED curves that form a segmented circle once fully charged. When the light blinks red you have 15 min left.
It measures 14.5mm H x 23.5mm W x 4.1mm L and weighs approx 50 grams. It can output up to 40mA of electrical pulse. The sensation can be intense, so make sure you start at the lowest setting and test what is comfortable for you.
The Reliefband resembles a Fitbit so it’s easy to slap on and off. It is completely hypoallergenic and very easy to use. The button with the minus sign is the power button and the plus sign button is to toggle the electric pulses on or off.
The Reliefband 2.0 is IPX4 splash-resistant so it should not be submerged underwater, taken into the pool/ocean, shower or similar. It can however take a few splashes pool or rainfall and some sweat. Do not try to place this unit anywhere except as specified, on your wrist.
Your mileage may vary but the device indeed seemed to work incredibly well for some and moderately well for others on our staff in various motion sickness situations. We suggest NOT to use this when you are suffering from suspected food poisoning… If you have food poisoning you probably want your body to get rid of whatever it is in your stomach that is causing such discomfort and see a doctor immediately.
If you use a pacemaker you need to consult with a physician before you try it. If you have an underlying condition that causes your nausea the Reliefband 2.0 is not a cure for your health condition.
We are not doctors and make no claims as to being experts on the clinical device. We encourage you to try it out yourself and see if it works for you the way it has worked for many already.
If you suffer from motion sickness, nausea or even vertigo the Reliefband can be like duct tape for the nervous system. The Reliefband 2.0 is a medically proven and FDA approved wearable device that can effectively combat feelings of nausea and vomiting without the use of drugs or chemicals. Just strap it on your wrist prior, during or after activities where you feel you might get sick to your stomach and enjoy the fun instead of sitting on the sidelines feeling green.
Reliefband 2.0 $174.99