Pressure bands. To begin with, I was totally clueless about pressure bands in general. This is another alternative and a tip to share with all you lovelies:) You may ask,” What band is that? Does it really work?” Months ago, I was having a work dinner with some doctors and I shared how I was feeling during my first trimester. Just imagine having to attend a fine dining dinner with slight nausea. Even people noticed I had a ‘gonna throw up face’ when I was eating. So I told the doctor I heard of pressure bands sold at drug stores and I wanted to try it out! I really did not want to take medications every day since mine was not so severe. She said yes she does recommend it to her patients to try. Whether it relieves the nausea or make one feels slightly better, why not!
Here is what I have found, “The pressure band harness the natural effect of acupressure and continue to provide effective relief today, by applying continuous pressure on the P6 (or Nei-Kuan) point on each wrist using a plastic stud.” There’s also a research conducted where by women wearing the pressure bands also reported less anxiety, depression and hostility. Especially for those who are travelling when pregnant, these bands are surely a must! These pressure bands also help to relieve motion sickness! It works the same way. Last November, I was on a road trip vacation in South New Zealand with my family. To make the road trip a more relaxing one, I chose to wear these bands everyday.
Since it is a non-invasive method, give it a try! They are safe and do not have any interactions or contraindications. I prefer this natural method which did not involve medications. As shown in the pictures below, you simply wear the bands three fingers below your palm on each hand. To all my mommies-to-be experiencing nausea, I hope the pressure bands will help you as much as it did for me! :)
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