Where can you get cancer chemo bracelets to help with nausea?

3 answers | Last updated: Apr 05, 2013
A fellow caregiver asked...

I've seen a nausea bracelet that looks something like a watch, worn on the wrist, that helps chemo patients who suffer from nausea. It emits small electrical shocks which can be dialed up or down based on an individual's needs. It is also said to help for seasickness. Do you kow where one can find such devices?

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Senior Editor Melanie Haiken, who is responsible for Caring.com's coverage of cancer, general health, and family finance, discovered how important it is to provide accurate, targeted, usable health information to people facing difficult decisions.

The product you've heard of is called ReliefBand. It does indeed look like a watch, with the dial worn on the inside of the wrist. The device gives off a low-level electric current that stimulates a specific nerve on the underside of the wrist. The "watch" part is a dial that allows you to control the strength of the electrical impuse. It's makers claim it relieves nausea, vomiting, and motion sickness. Here's a link to one Website that carries. it.

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A fellow caregiver answered...
SeaBands makes one that works with the pressure points in your wrist. You might try that.

Melanie haiken answered...

The drugs used for chemotherapy work by killing all fast-growing cells throughout the body, which means they damage the bone marrow cells that generate new white (and red) blood cells. You can read more about how chemotherapy affects your white cell count here. There are many important precautions to take when your white blood count is low and your body's immune system is compromised. Here are some suggestions.