How it works.
The NoMo bands unify three holistic medical approaches: acupressure, distraction technology, and aromatherapy by infusing peppermint essential oils into one easy to use waterproof latex-free elastic wristband. How it works. (Video)
PEPPERMINT AROMATHERAPY Natural peppermint oil is infused in the NoMo Nausea Band. The fastest way to your brain is through your nose, so you can get instant relief by smelling the band. Menthol, the active ingredient in peppermint oil, has been linked to easing upset stomach by decreasing colonic spasms and dry heaving as well as increasing oxygenation to the brain which also helps relieve headaches!
ACUPRESSURE This holistic technique has been used for over 23 centuries. P6, also called the vascular meridian, is the specific point on the underside of wrist located 3 fingers from the first wrist crease in between the pointer and middle finger tendon. Pressure only at P6 relieves nausea and headaches. Recent studies theorize that acupressure causes low frequency electrical stimulation on the skin which increases tiny hormones that signal the brain to oppose the nausea and headache signals.
TRANSDERMAL ESSENTIAL OIL The secondary route of administration of the peppermint oil is through the skin and into your blood stream at a small concentration. This can happen within two minutes of wearing the band and this cooling sensation acts as a distraction, what we call neuromodulation in medicine. By changing temperature, pressure, and touch receptors, your brain is tricked into focusing on the band so that it forgets you're nauseous or that you have a headache.
Nausea and vomiting can be associated with serious conditions. Anti-nausea wristbands are not for everyone, contact your physician if symptoms persist. Although acupressure may be effective on its own or when combined with other therapies, it should not be used as a replacement for doctor prescribed treatment. Stop wearing the band if skin irritation, pain, swelling, or numbness of the fingers occur. Your pulse should be palpable on the radial artery. If you have reduced circulation or neuropathy of the arms or hands please contact your physician before use. This is not a toy, or edible, and can be a choking hazard. Keep out of the reach of young children.
Disclaimer: This drug free wristband is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.