A lot of wonderful things come with getting older! Routine colonoscopies: not one of them. For both men and women, turning 50 means that you are subject to yearly colonoscopies. This examination can be an uncomfortable and embarrassing experience. Though it is dreaded by most patients, it is very important in detecting serious problems within the colon, deeming it necessary. Under sedation, colonoscopies are a study to look at your gastrointestinal tract with a camera. During the examination, a physician inserts a small camera that reveals the inner lining of the large intestine. From here, they can detect abnormalities such as ulcers, colon polyps, tumors, and areas of inflammation or bleeding. One unpleasant side effect of this procedure may include colonic spasms. Peppermint oil is a proven natural remedy for this speed bump that may occur during the examination. It works by relaxing the colon which allows for easier camera movement. As a result, you are less inclined to have post-operative nausea and vomiting, due to less time under anesthesia. With the help of the NoMo Nausea Band, your gastroenterologist can get the job done quickly and efficiently and you are in and out of the operating room. Not only that, but you are also on your way to speedy recovery.