Customer Testimonials

Many adults have used Sea-Bands to combat their nausea associated with travel sickness, morning sickness and post operative nausea, whilst also applying to their children who experience travel sickness. They have shared their positive experience below:

Kylie Embury

For me, its Sea-bands we can’t travel without! I originally got them for my Dad when he was having Chemo, and they did help him with the nausea. They helped me with morning sickness nausea, and now my daughter uses them on every trip – car, bus or plane – as she gets very motion sick.

They really work for us, and we really don’t leave home without them!

Carol Clarke

I can’t thank Sea-Bands enough. My daughter has struggled with travel sickness for the longest time and this has been the one thing I know I can rely on.

It’s taken the stress out of family vacations and I recommend it to everyone. Thanks again.

Alan Mitchell

Can’t say enough about the sea bands, it is so easy, I try to convince all our cruising friends. It is the best thing that any traveller can have in their kit. We carry a spare pair just in case we meet someone on our cruises that is under the weather.

It worked on a friend of ours on the last cruise “she thought that they would not work” but she was very happy after about thirty minutes, the problem is I did not get them back!

Health Professional Testimonials

A number of health professionals have used Sea-Bands as well as administered to their own patients for natural nausea relief. Read the reviews they have shared and why they recommend Sea-Band:

Jamie

Pharmacist - (Community Pharmacist)

I’ve been practising for 2 years now and worked in various Pharmacies for over 7 years.
When thinking about how to treat travel nausea or any type of sickness, you have to take into consideration the patients age, whether they’re pregnant or breast feeding, what other medications they take and what other medical conditions they have.

One universal solution to that is to use a drug free method, such as Sea-Band acupressure bands.
Whilst you’re actually travelling, if you minimise movement of head and body, avoid large meals and alcohol or try to focus on the horizon rather than read or play games and in a lot of cases if you apply some form of acupressure products before your journey it can help prevent it as well as during a journey to treat it.

Katherine Gutteridge

Midwife

I’ve been a midwife now for over 20 years and I’ve worked in the NHS for more than 30 years.
I see this problem with morning sickness frequently, and over the years I think I find it quite difficult to manage and I know women find it quite difficult to manage themselves.

Most women would not want to tell everyone they are feeling sick, it doesn’t go well with feeling pleased about a pregnancy whilst also feeling ill about it. So the fact that they can wear Sea-Bands, that’s discreet, that’s not on show and they can deal with themselves through the day, is such a benefit to them.

I think the main aim with any treatment is for the woman to be fully engaged with it, if you’re seeking out your own solution and treatment, then you’re more likely to get a result with it.

Dr Roger Gadsby

Associate Clinical Professor

I’m a GP by background and a GP for over 30 years and have had an interest in pregnancy sickness for that long.

In our research about 80% of women who are pregnant had some degree of pregnancy nausea and vomiting. That can go from very mild, with just a few hours of nausea, to many hundreds of hours of nausea and over 300 vomits.

Using the P6 Acupressure point with Sea-Band has been tested in a couple of trials and was found to be effective and therefore is a treatment that can be used by women who don’t want to take tablets, due to fear of side effects.

Patients with pregnancy sickness symptoms often want to be discreet about therapy that they are taking. Some women also don’t want to let on to colleagues or friends that they are pregnant until 12 weeks.

From our research, peak week of pregnancy sickness is week 9. One of the most important things if you are going to be using acupressure bands, like Sea-Band, is to make sure that it is placed in the right position and over the correct pressure point to give you the best benefit to the symptoms.

More Resources

Canova G. Sea-Band Trial in Motion Sickness – Hospital San Carlo Borromeo. Italy (1990)

Hu S, Stritzel R, Chandler A, Stern RM, P6 acupressure reduces symptoms of vection-induced motion sickness. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine 1995 July;66(7):631-4

Stern RM, Jokerst MD, Muth ER, Hollis C, Acupressure relieves the symptoms of motion sickness and reduces abnormal gastric activity. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 2001 July-Aug;7(4):91-4

Stannard D. Pressure prevents nausea. Nursing Times, December 1989.

Werntoft E, Dykes AK. Effect of acupressure on nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. A randomized, placebo-controlled pilot study. Journal of Reproductive Medicine 2001 Sep;46(9):835-9

Steele NM, French J, Gatherer-Boyles J, Newman S, Leclaire S. Effect of acupressure by Sea-Bands on nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing 2001 Jan-Feb;30(1):61-70

Smith C, Crowther C, Beilby J. Acupuncture to treat nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial. Birth March 2002; 29(1):1-9.

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