Consumers looking for a drug-free treatment option for nausea now can look to ReliefBand Technologies’ latest product—the ReliefBand. The FDA-approved wearable, developed by the therapeutic technology company bearing the same name, is capable of treating nausea associated with motion sickness and morning sickness and will debut in retail locations during the first quarter of 2016.
ReliefBrand’s patented technology uses accurately programmed pulses with highly specific waveform, frequency, and intensity to “stimulate the median nerve on the underside of the wrist,” the company explained. That activity, referred to as neuromodulation, uses the body’s natural neural pathways to block the waves of nausea produced by the stomach—thus, the “non-drug” solution that avoids all of the related side effects that come with standard Rx medications, such as drowsiness, dry mouth, and other potential allergic or adverse drug interactions.
To use the device, the user simply straps it onto their wrist and adjust the intensity to suit their individual needs. ReliefBand said the product will then begin to kick in, and within minutes the user should be feeling themselves again.