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.

Elaine Lennon

Chemotherapy Nurse

I have over 25 years’ experience and currently working at University Hospital South Hampton.

I’ve had lots of experience dealing with patients who suffer from chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting, to varying degrees depending on their chemotherapy treatment.

Many patients like to take control of their own nausea and vomiting so look for alternatives to anti-sickness medicines.

Many people like Ginger products and also the Sea-Band acupressure bands that are available.

I think its variable in the knowledge that both patients and health professionals have in the use of acupressure bands for controlling chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting.

Sea-Bands allow patients to take control of their nausea and vomiting without any additional side effects.