This is a sponsored post sharing my experience with Reliefband. All opinions and thoughts are my own.
My earliest memories of being in the car as a child involved me sitting in the backseat with a large, yellow plastic bowl on my lap. It’s was the “car bowl” because a) it had a lid that sealed tight, b) it was easily washable and c) apparently it was the easiest thing for me to throw up in.
Motion sickness has been an issue for my entire life. And while I no longer carry a “car bowl” with me whenever I leave the house, there are things in my life that I just don’t do because it will result in a headache, nausea and vomiting. I am always the primary driver because being a passenger is a trigger now. The backseat – like taking a cab or car service? Not happening. Even this summer when we were at a concert in Chicago, I got motion sick on the elevated train on the way back to our hotel and we ended up having to walk 20 blocks in the rain.
I don’t do a lot of activities with my children because I just can’t. It’s not fun getting dizzy and throwing up in public – and I’ve had my fair share of these experiences. More than I’d like to talk about. Over-the-counter and prescription medications have been hit-or-miss, and the side effects (mainly putting me to sleep) aren’t really conducive to being an active parent.
Then Reliefband came in to my life and everything changed.
I’ll admit that I was a skeptic. Someone like me with severe motion sickness assumed that Reliefband would give me moderate relief, but not REALLY make the symptoms go away. I started with the small stuff – riding in the car with my husband who’s driving, quite frankly, makes me sick from pretty much the moment he pulls out of the driveway. I feel bad for the poor guy, but it’s been that way for all of the years we have been together, and we’ve adjusted. Well, we decided to make a quick trip to the grocery store – less than a mile away – in the hopes that however sick I got it wouldn’t be so bad and I wouldn’t lose the entire day.
Not only did I not get sick, but I was able to check my email while I was in the car and had NO ISSUE. I’m READING IN THE CAR and there is no need for a “car bowl” or plastic bag!
- Find spot on wrist – in between 2 tendons on the underside of the wrist
- Clean area & apply a small drop of the Reliefband Conductivity Gel and spread in a circle about the size of a coin
- Place the device over the gelled area and fasten device snugly.
- Press the power button to turn on the device. Start at power level 1, increase stimulation until tingling is felt in palm and middle finger at a comfortable level
I love that Reliefband is a natural option. It works with something called “Neuromodulation”; Reliefband proprietary technology uses the body’s natural neural pathways to regulate the mechanisms causing nausea & vomiting. When activated, the device emits gentle pulses to the P6 pressure point. These intermittent signals modulate the body’s natural neural pathways and block the sensation of nausea. Without drugs! My tween, who has also been prone to bouts of motion sickness – although not as bad as mine – can use the Reliefband too without me having to worry about what I am putting in her body.
Reliefband – I’ll never leave home without it!
Do you have suffer from motion sickness? Get your own Reliefband and learn more by going to http://shop.reliefband.com/ now. This is a sponsored post sharing my experience with Reliefband. All opinions and thoughts are my own.