O.K., no one responded to my last question, so perhaps the title was misleading. Does anyone know anyone who has used the electronic "ReliefBand" to relieve/prevent seasickness? It looks like a wristwatch that you wear with the watch part on the inside of the wrist. The priciple is the same as Seabands, but instead of just pressure, it sends electronic pulses (you can vary the intensity). It is fairly new, but sounds impressive -- apparently approved for treating chemotherapy nausea & morning sickness. It is very expensive, but has the huge advantage that you can wait until you actually need it, rather than have to take drugs "in case" you might need it. I would love to get some feedback & personal experience before spending the $125.
i just got two of them off e-bay for a great deal i tryed it out, it give the hand it is on a funny feelinglike it was going to sleep. i do not like i,t i thought they sounded like a great idea. i like it because you can drink w/ them and there is no side effects. i am goining on a cruise in a few weeks i will try to use it to see how it works.i think its a great idea. good luck
Here at work we have one to share for people who get carsick. (We get sent out on ambulence rides a lot, that's nauseating!) I didn't think it did anything at all, but some people here really like them.
I never used the relief band on a cruise (will later this month in May 2003).
However I did use it flying to Europe.
My frist flight into London was very rocky for the last 30 minutes and I did not have the relief band on, I was sick for 10 hours after the flight.
Then on the next flight the next day, I did have the relief band on, the plane flying out of London rocked for 10 minutes like the previous day. I activated the relief band, and it kept me focused. I noticed a difference, though my eyes still seem unfocused. After the rockying stopped however, I turned off the watch, and I WAS PERFECTLY fine. No motion sickness afteraffects like the previous day.
SO, I believe it works. I believe that each person it will work to a different degree.
Will post after my cruise is finished early June 2003 and give you a 12 day experience, as I know this type of motion sickness is close to the worst andmany people would benifet from knowing more facts.
It works! We had a VERY rough 16 day cruise, and the Relief Band worked like a charm. I wore it whenever it was rough, but only turned it on after I started to feel queezy (sp?). However, it is a little tricky -- the instructions tell you to find the spot where you feel the electronic pulse across your palm & up your two middle fingers, and that is critical. At first I thought it wasn't going to work for me, because I could feel the pulse on my wrist, but it wasn't having any effect on my nausea. I wiggled it around, and just about jumped out of my skin when I finally hit the right nerve (I had turned it up too high, and felt like I zapped my whole hand.) Once you have found the right spot and know how it is supposed to feel, you can find it every time and it's well worth the effort.