When Steve and Allison planned their first cruise to Alaska, Allison was concerned about the possibility of seasickness.  Steve assured his wife they would be perfectly fine.  He was a veteran sailor who had competed internationally in regattas.  He knew all the tricks, he said, and he explained that on a large cruise ship with stabilizers, they would hardly feel the movement of the water.

For most of the cruise, he was right.  Then, a late summer storm blew in, bringing large swells. Water was sloshing in the pools, and sure enough and Allison were feeling uncomfortable.  It wasn’t a problem, however, because Allison had planned ahead and brought along Psi Bands Drug-Free Wrist Bands for the Relief of Nausea.

PSI Bands Anti-Nausea Accupressure Bands

Breathe a “Psi” of Relief

They are pronounced “Sigh” Bands, and they work on the principle of acupressure, a healing art based on traditional Chinese medicine.  The idea is that certain points on your body stimulate your natural ability to heal yourself, and you can activate these points through pressure.

You wear the bands around your wrist, like a watch.  There is a button on the skin side of the band, which you place on the inside of your wrist, about 2 ½ finger widths above the center of the crease between your wrist tendons (around the middle).  When the button is in place, you tighten your wrist bands so the ball stays in place. The button should be facing in and the dial should be facing out.

This spot is known as the Nei-kuan acupressure point, and it’s important to find the right place on your wrist in order for the bands to work.  If they’re not working, try readjusting the placement.

With a band on each wrist,  Allison began to feel better.  Within half an hour, she was watching the storm from the ship’s library, happily enjoying a good books and each other’s company, without a trace of nausea.

What they enjoyed the most was that they didn’t have to rely on medications to relieve their seasickness.  There are many over-the-counter drugs that do a great job curing nausea, but they can leave you feeling groggy or sleepy, so you’re still not able to get out and enjoy the day.  The wrist bands remedy nausea without a single side effect, leaving you free to enjoy the day as if you had never felt queasy.

The waterproof bands are incredibly practical.  You can swim with them, fish with them, and never worry about them getting soggy.  They come in a variety of designs, from basic black, to daisy chains or colorful stripes.  They also come with a handy travel case, so you can store them when you’re not wearing them.

The Psi Bands have dozens of great uses outside of seasickness.  Millions of people have used acupressure to cure nausea from any kind of motion sickness, morning sickness, chemotherapy, and migraine headaches.  Once their Alaskan cruise was over, Allison continued to use hers anytime she had to ride in the backseat of a car.

So don’t worry about seasickness on your next cruise.  Click here to get a set of Psi Bands Drug-Free Wrist Bands for the Relief of Nausea, and rest easy knowing that feeling great is as easy as putting on a watch, no matter what the weather!

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  1. Shawn Rivard says:

    Just a question regarding two brands. I know there is the popular Sea Bands and then these Psi bands. Which one is a better choice? I have never purchased any sort of acu-puncher remedy and I do get nauseous on boats and on planes.

    Thank you.

  2. Barry McConnell

    When it comes to better, you have to ask better at what. For relief of nausea, they are equally effective when applied properly. Positioning is key. The real difference between the two is in the strap to hold it in place. Sea-Band typically uses an elastic band that would be right at home on a tennis court, while the PSI uses a buckle band similar to a watch. It really boils down to which is more comfortable for you. The complaints I’ve heard about Sea-Band is that they are too tight when new or stretch out and become too loose. The PSI has fixed hole spacing so it may be that the most comfortable for you falls in between two holes. The PSI is also waterproof and doesn’t get soggy like the Sea-Band. And let’s not discount the style factor. Sea-Bands just look like they came from a hospital…
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