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.

Don’t Let Road Trips Throw You A Curve


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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!

Reliefband – No Magic, Just Science

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Reliefband stops nausea and vomiting associated with morning and motion sickness.

It’s not magic – it’s science! Here’s how it works:



Mayo Mum has solution for Morning Sickness

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Deborah O’Sullivan, from Geesala, discovered that wearing ReliefBand, an innovative product that sufferers wear on their wrists like a watch, offered her badly-needed relief from her pregnancy sickness.

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.

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.

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:)


The Gift Of Relief From Morning Sickness

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Sharing the joy of a pregnancy brings friends and loved ones close.

It’s a time to celebrate!

But . . . those feelings of joy can be dimmed by morning sickness. The mom-to-be can’t help but focus on the nausea dragging her down. The vomiting that often comes with nausea piles ick on top of ick.

There are things you can do to help.

Stock her freezer with meals. Even if she’s unable to eat most of them, her SO and the kids in the house will love it. If they love it, she’ll love it.

Get her favorite flavor of Popsicle® and maybe some bland crackers — anything that doesn’t make her groan and run for the bathroom.

Run errands for her. It’s hard to muster energy to grocery shop or go to the mall when morning sickness is your constant companion.

Put together a care package of travel-size toothbrushes, mouthwash, wet wipes, barf bags, bottled water, and maybe some mints for those times she’s away from home and her morning sickness is right there with her.

Pick up something outrageously adorable for baby. It’ll be a reminder of the end game:)

And finally, or perhaps it should be first, get mom-to-be a ReliefBand to quell the nausea and vomiting. Then perhaps all this other stuff won’t be necessary, and you can all simply celebrate for nine months!