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Treating Motion Sickness Without Medication

Updated on November 1, 2012

Discovering Pressure Bands

I have struggled with the curse of motion sickness my entire life. Whenever I would travel more than twenty minutes from home I would start to get queasy sometimes to the point of vomiting. Focusing on anything outside the window such as billboards, street signs, even trees would make my nausea even worse. Reading a book or browsing the internet on my phone while in a moving vehicle were also out of the question.

When my mother planned a family trip to Florida last fall, I knew I had to figure out something or I would be in for hours of misery for myself and my traveling companions who would have to deal with my nausea. I had tried over the counter medications designed to relieve nausea and motion sickness, but they only ever lasted a few hours and made me groggy. I typed motion sickness into a search engine and one of the things that popped up were wrist pressure bands. They weren't very expensive so I decided to give them a try.

The results were so amazing that I will never go on a trip again without my bands. Not only was I able to enjoy the entire trip (which not only included a long trip down but also a dolphin tour on a rocky boat), but I was also able to read several books on my Kindle the entire car ride. My brothers tease me, assuming the bands have generated some sort of placebo effect, but whether their impact is physiological or psychological I'll take it!


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      Jennifer 5 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      I could definitely use something like that. In cases in which I do get sick, I just go to sleep. 95% it works for me. I don't know about you or other people, but that's my method. Cool hub!

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      strkngfang 5 years ago

      I've had these for years, from when I first discovered how really "motion sick" I got on a Caribbean cruise. I still don't ride in backseats or anything that spins. The bands have been a lifesaver, but I've had to move up to electronic ones. They work the same way except they shoot pulses into your system to disrupt motion communication and they are flawless. They've even worked on nausea unrelated to motion sickness. Nice hub!!!