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

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?

Expert Answer

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.