Acupressure Wristband Helps With Migraine Nausea

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Acupressure Wristband Relieves Nausea During Migraines (1)

Aside from excruciating pain, nausea and/or vomiting is one of the most bothersome symptoms of migraines. Studies show that it is more common in occurrence than aura among migraineurs of both genders. A good 80% of migraineurs experience degrees of nausea during a migraine attack.

Thankfully, some testing from Berolina Clinic in Lohne, Germany has resulted in an acupressure wristband that subdues symptom of nausea when a migraine episode is underway. Dr. Zoltan Medgyessy, the leading headache physician of the clinic presented in the International Headache Congress 2013 in Boston the efficacy of the wristband. He demonstrated that the wristband applies pressure to point P6, the antiemetic point on the inner wrist providing fast relief from nausea for migraineurs.  (2)

The wristband was formed after a study on 41 patients who had averaged 33 days of migraines in the past 3 months and graded a nausea average of 6.2 on a scale of extreme 10. 83% of the nauseous migraineurs experienced a quick mitigation of the symptom to 2.0 out of 10 at approximately 28 minutes from time of wearing the wristband.

According to Dr. Medgyessy, “Acupressure wristbands are drug-free and that is an important advantage in using this therapy for migraine nausea as they have no risks for interaction with migraine drugs or the side effects commonly experienced with antiemetics, such as dizziness or tiredness. There are still many unknowns about migraine, making findings such as these an important stride toward improving the quality of life for those who suffer from the condition.” (3)

SOURCES:

  1. Image credit: Acupressure Wristband from Sea-Band; BaronePharmacy.com; July 2013; http://www.baronepharmacy.com.au/digestive-health/seaband-seaband-acupressure-wristband-childrens-pi-24108.html
  2. Acupressure Wristband Relieves Migraine Nausea; Medical News Today; Web July 2013; http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/262536.php
  3. Efficacy of acupressure to relieve migraine nausea presented at International Headache Congress; EurekaAlert.com; Web July 2013; http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-06/rla-eoa061813.php

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