The International Headache Congress in Boston, MA, June 17-30, is featuring leading headache physician Zoltan Medgyessy, who is presenting his findings to the US for the first time. Medgyessy, with the Berolina Clinic in Lohne, Germany, demonstrated in a trial that pressure to the Nei Guan (P6) relieved the nausea associated with migraine headaches.
Medgyessy uses the ancient Chinese medicine of acupressure. Located three fingers-width below the wrist on the inner forearm, between the two major tendons, is the pressure point that relieves nausea. The Sea-Band was developed to apply pressure when needed by way of a wrist band with a unique button that automatically applies pressure. At the first sign of a migraine, a person simply wears the bands, one on each arm, to prevent or stop the nausea.
An interview with Medgyessy revealed his passion for helping people help themselves. “There are 36 million migraine sufferers in the US. Eighty percent of these people experience nausea. With the Sea-Band, a person is able to treat her nausea herself without medicine of any kind, no side-effects and no waiting to see a physician.”
Medgyessy also said the Sea-Bands could be worn for hours, if needed. “The wrist bands can be re-used over and over again. They can be washed if they get dirty. There are two sizes, adult and child, with the bands for children in popular kids colors.”
The doctor was asked if there had been any new clues to the causes of migraines, “Too much information. Some people try to process all the information around them, not being able to discern which information is important and which can be ignored. They try to deal with it all.”
Although it has been known that pressure on the P6 alleviates nausea for morning sickness, motion sickness, post-operative procedures and chemotherapy, it has only recently been determined that Sea-Band works for migraine nausea. The wrist bands are FDA approved and can be found in drug and grocery stores.
The study that proved the Sea-Bands were effective for migraine nausea was conducted at the Berolina Clinic Department of Headache/Department of Psychosomatic with 40 patients during a four to five week trial, according to Medgyessy. “In Germany, people are encouraged to find ways of self-help. The Sea-Band is another way that migraine sufferers can help themselves with the debilitating nausea they experience. Without this safe, easy to use product, people would be seeking prescription medicines that could potentially have a bad interaction with migraine medicine.”
The wrist bands are very comfortable and look attractive. They have no feminine characteristics, making them just as attractive for men to wear. The slight pressure is noticeable for the first two or three minutes. After that, a person can easily forget she is wearing them. There is no pain and nothing to replace on the bands.
Medgyessy said he enjoyed being in the US and having this opportunity to share his work with his colleagues. He looks forward to further study on headaches, their causes and natural therapies for pain and nausea relief.
Check out the Sea-Band by going to their website. Parents who travel with kids who get car or motion sickness will be thrilled to know there will be no more arguing over who gets to sit up front. Just place a Sea-Band on each wrist and enjoy the peace and quiet.