I used to pride myself on never having been carsick, seasick, airsick, or motionsick. I’ve ridden roller coasters and rides that went up down and round and round and I never even blanched. I took my first plane ride when I was a wee little wisp of girl and didn’t feel the least bit queazy. I’ve been on massive cruise ships and small private yachts and was never ever sick at sea. I basically had the intestinal fortitude of a Viking. That all changed one fateful fall afternoon- I met my match on a ride through Yonkers in the backseat of an SUV driven by a friend who, in his mind, is a good driver, but who in real life drives like the guy who invented the bumper car. I actually had my first ever taste of carsickness, and I can’t say I recommend it. (Nor can I recommend that you let this particular friend drive you to Five Points for a hot dog. You will have regrets later.) What I can recommend is getting some Psi Bands, especially with the holidays coming up and all the traveling they entail.
Psi Bands (pronounced “Sigh Bands” as in a “sigh of relief”) are acupressure wrist bands that help relieve nausea due to morning sickness, motion sickness/travel, chemotherapy, and anesthesia. They were invented by two “mompreneurs” who personally experienced many months of morning sickness during each of their pregnancies and found nausea relief in wrist acupressure. They found the existing products on the market to be dull and unsatisfying and were inspired to create something both functional and fashionable for others who suffer from nausea, so they came up with Psi Bands!
Unlike any product on the market, Psi Bands are drug-free, adjustable, comfortable, fashionable, waterproof, reusable, and affordable. They are worn on both wrists at the Nei-kuan acupressure points to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. Since Psi Bands are drug-free, some of the common side effects of antinausea medications are avoided, like dry mouth, drowsiness and blurred vision. (Who wants to be thirsty and sleepy and squinting at people all day long?) They come in five different fun designs, including two that are unisex, and they’re uniquely adjustable at two areas, around the wrist like a watch and at the acupressure point for personalized comfort. The FDA-cleared bands are also waterproof, so no more soggy wrist bands! Since they are reusable and affordable, they’re an excellent option for those who prefer to treat their nausea in a natural, safe, and inexpensive way!
Travelling over the holidays can be uncomfortable enough- between flight delays, pat-downs, crying babies, crowded trains, and strangers who sleep their mouths open, the last thing you need to deal with nausea! Psi Bands can make your travel plans more comfortable, and they would be a really welcome gift for anyone on your shopping list who suffers from motion sickness. Not only will I be sure to wear a pair the next time my bumper-car-loving friend offers to drive, but I might just do a good deed and stuff a stocking full of them and leave it in his car to share with others!
Psi Bands come two to a set (one is worn on each wrist) and sell for $14.99-$19.99 per set depending on retailer and location.