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With just a few easy steps, Sea-Band can easily be worn on the wrists to relieve motion-sickness. The bands must be worn on both wrists to be effective.

Available in a pack of 2 bands, for adults or chilren, at all good pharmacies, S$15 each.

 

Relieve motion-sickness and nausea the natural way with Sea-Band

Do you worry about motion or travel sickness whenever you plan a family trip? And you’re hesitant about letting your kids take motion-sickness pills?

Why not consider an alternative natural and effective solution instead?

Sea-Band is a non-oral and drug-free motion-sickness remedy that comes in a form of a knitted elasticated wrist band.

Sea-Bands are washable and reusable as well, making it a breeze to wear anytime one feels nauseous. The bands can also be worn before or during travel.

Drawing from the traditional Chinese principle of acupressure, a plastic stud uniquely tailored in the band places pressure on the ‘Nei Kuan’ or P6 acupressure point on each wrist. The pressure applied on these points of the wrists reduces the feeling of nausea and vomiting, harnessing a natural balance of the flow of energy in the body.

To ensure that the Sea-Band is worn correctly:

  • Place middle three fingers on the inside of the wrist with the edge of the third finger on the wrist crease. The Nei-Kuan/P6 acupressure point is located under the edge of the index finger.
  • Position the button facing downward over the Nei-Kuan/P6 acupressure point. Repeat the process for the other wrist.

Research has shown that 90% of the general population experience motion or travel sickness[1] and 66% are susceptible in more severe conditions[2]. Women and children between five to 12 years old are also more likely to experience motion sickness[3].

Motion sickness is a common feeling experienced when the momentum sensed within the ear is different from the motion that is visualised. This phenomenon is caused by the mixed signals sent to the brain by the eyes and the inner ear. Most people experience motion sickness when travelling, and this condition has potential to ruin a holiday or discourage those more susceptible to it from travelling[4].

The symptoms of motion sickness include nausea, vomiting and dizziness. Other common signs are sweating and a general feeling of discomfort. The severity can also range from mild motion sickness, such as headaches, to more serious ones which include sweating, drooling, shortness of breath and drowsiness.

Experiencing motion sickness during travelling can be excruciating; one of the most common medications brought on a trip are for motion sickness. However, individuals with allergies and children are more cautious about taking medications for fear of the possible side effects.

 

[1] Chan, G, Moochhala SM, Zhao, B, WL, Y & Wong J, 2006, “A comparison of motion sickness prevalence between seafarers and non-seafarers on board naval platforms”, Internat Marit Health, vol. 57, pp. 56-65

[2] MedicalNewsToday.com 2010, “What is Motion Sickness (Travel Sickness)? What Causes Motion Sickness?”

[3] WebMD.com, “Motion Sickness – A Topic Overview”

[4] Dawood, R, 2012, “Motion sickness”, Travellers’ Health: How to Stay Healthy Abroad, 5th edn., pp. 216

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