THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE NOMO NAUSEA BAND

The NoMo bands unify three holistic medical modalities: acupressure, distraction technology, and aromatherapy of essential oils into one easy to use waterproof latex-free elastic wristband. These bands not only saves money on pharmacy costs but helps to alleviate distressing problems for patients.  The NoMo band is a safe, effective, fast acting, non-drowsy way to help patients of many aliments: morning sickness, motion sickness, sea sickness, post-operative nausea & vomiting (PONV), chemotherapy, headaches, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastrointestinal irritation, exercise induced and stress induced nausea and the list goes on!     

 THE WHITE PAPERS ARE ROLLING IN...

After winning surgical product of the year nominee in 2015, NoMo has paired up with the best medical research facilities to give even more trusted data to our customers. From obstetrics hospitals, national pediatric centers, endoscopy centers, to neurology migraine researchers, our bands are sweeping the medical community and changing the way medicine is practiced for the better.  Keep checking back for more updates! Or if you are interested in conducting research and would like a copy of our literature reviews or current studies please contact our medical research team at Info@NoMoNausea.com

NOMO NAUSEA CLINICAL TRIALS

Farooque Dastgir MD. Combintaion Aromthreapy and Acupressure for Treating Nausea and Vomiting. Gasteroenterology 2016, 1-14

Conclusion: The NoMo Nausea band when properly placed reduced nausea by 50% and vomiting by 88.8% following endoscopic procedures.  Acupressure wristbands reduce nausea from morning sickness, motion sickness, and chemotherapy, and aromatherapy infused acupressure wristband at P6 causes a 50% greater reduction in in nausea and vomiting when compared to acupressure alone. Post operative nausea reduction (59.2% vs. 27%), and a reduction in vomiting three times greater than acupressure alone (90.9% vs. 36.3%).  A notable reduction in headache and migraine scores were also seen (with aromatherapy infused acupressure device, NoMo Migraine).

*For the copy of the white paper please email info@nomonausea.com and after a signed release from the Dr. Dastgir we will be happy to provide you with a copy as NoMo Nausea had no part in the study other than providing the bands for clinical use. 

ANESTHESIA

Anil Agarwal MD, Neeta Bose MD, Atul Gaur MD, Uttam Singh PhD, Mithlesh Kumar Gupta MD, Dinesh Singh MD. Acupressure and Ondansetron for Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.  Can J Anesth 2002, 49(6), 554-560.

Conclusion: Non-pharmacological acupressure techniques were more effective in comparison with the placebo for the prevention of post-operative nausea and vomiting within six hours of surgery in adults.  The incidence of post-operative nausea and vomiting and the requirement for rescue antiemetics were significantly lowered in the acupressure group in the first six hours following laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedures.   

  Lynn A. Anderson, Jeffery B. Gross Aromatherapy with Peppermint, Isopropyl Alcohol, orPlacebo is Equally Effective in Relieving Postoperative Nausea. American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses. 2004. 19 (1) 29-35

Conclusion: The results suggest that aromatherapy be considered the first step in management of post operational nausea and vomiting in the post anesthetic care unit, and may reduce the need for IV antiemetics by almost 50%.  Aromatherpay was very popular with the patients, and resulted in 93% of patients stating that they would like to try aromatherapy again if they suffered nasea following subsequent operations.  

 Aidah Alkaissi, Karin Evertsson, Vivi-Ann Johnsson, Lilli Ofenbartl, Sigga Kalman.  P6 Acupressure may Relieve Nausea and Vomiting After Gynecological Surgery: An Effectiveness Study in 410 Women.

Conclusion: We conclude that acupressure is a non-invasive method that may be used as post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) prophylaxis during gynecological surgery. Our results would suggest a relative decrease in PONV of 28% compared to no PONV prophylaxis at all, and a significant decrease in nausea and vomiting following vaginal surgery (44%).

Sylvina Tate. Peppermint Oil: A Treatment for Postoperative Nausea. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 1997, 26, 543-549

Conclusion: It is fair to conclude that there is some evidence to suggest that peppermint oil aromatherapy may improve postoperative nausea in gynecological patients.

Alkaissi, M. Stalnert, and S. Kalman.  Effect and placebo effect of acupressure (P6) on nausea and vomiting after outpatient GYN surgery. Acta Anaesthesiology 1999. 43, 270-274

Conclusion: Reduced vomiting and decreased need for antiemetics using acupressure was noted post operatively after gynecological surgery.

D. Harmon, J. Gardiner, R. Harrison, and A. Kelly. Acupressure and the prevention of nausea and vomiting after laparoscopy. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 1999. S2 (3): 387-90.

Conclusion: Of the 104 patients studied going under laparoscopy surgery, the use of acupressure reduced the incidence of nausea or vomiting from 42% to 19% compared with placebo.

 

GASTROINTESTINAL  (IBS & CELIAC DISEASE)

Myrna E. Mamaril, Pamela E. Windle, and Joseph F. Burkard. Prevention and Management of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: A Look at Complementary Techniques. American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses. 2006, pp.404-410

  Conclusion:  A total of 76% of the patients receiving peppermint oil aromatherapy reported changes in the severity of gastrointestinal symptoms compared with 19% receiving placebo. Peppermint relaxes GI smooth muscle by reducing cellular calcium influx in the intestines.  Menthol also stimulates bile flow, and reduces the tone in the esophageal sphincter.

 Peppermint. EBSCO Publishing. 2011. Pp1-5

Conclusion:  75% of the patients in the peppermint oil group showed a marked reduction of IBS symptoms (defined, for this purpose, as a reduction of IBS symptom scores by more than 50%). In comparison, only 38% of the participants given placebo showed an improvement of this magnitude, and this difference was statistically significant. Peppermint oil reduced spasm in the stomach during a procedure called upperendoscopy.

 

MOTION SICKNESS & VERTIGO

Aidah Alkaissi, Torbjorn Ledin, Lars M. Odkvist, and Sigga Kalman.  P6 Acupressure Increases Tolerance to Nauseogenic Motion Stimulation in Women at High Risk for Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 2005, 52: 7; pp 703-709.

Conclusion: In females with a history of motion sickness, P6 acupressure increased tolerance to experimental nauseogenic stimuli, and reduced the total number of symptoms reported.

 

MORNING SICKNESS PREGNANCY

J W Dundee, F B R Sourial, R G Ghaly, and P F Bell.  P6 Acupressure Reduces Morning Sickness.  Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Volume 81, August 1988

Conclusion: Only the P6 group showed a significant reduction in morning sickness.

Gemma Wills, and Della Forster.  Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy: What Advice do Midwives Give? Elsevier. Midwifery. (2008) Volume 24, 390-398

Conclusion: This study found that 94% of nurse-midwives reported recommending CAM to the pregnant women they cared for in the past year. Herbal remedies were recommended by 73% as well as acupressure (52.4%) and acupuncture (19.5%).

Hye Sook Shin, Young A Song and Sunhee Seo.  Effect of Nei-Guan point (P6) acupressure on ketonuria levels, nausea and vomiting in women with hyperemesis gravidarum. Journal of Advanced Nursing 59(5), 510–519. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04342.x

Conculsion: Nei–Guan point acupressure is a useful treatment for relieving symptoms experienced by women with hyperemesis gravidarum. The degree of nausea and vomiting was statistically significantly lower in the Nei–Guan point acupressure group in comparison with the placebo and control.

Joseph A. Roscoe, and Sara E. Matteson.  Acupressure and Acustimulation Bands for Control of Nausea: A Brief Review. American Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology, 180 (5), 244-247

Conclusion:  Acupressure bands are a treatment worth trying for the control of morning sickness.  About one half of the patients thought the bands were useful, and concluded that acupressure may afford relief to many women considering their reasonable possibility of efficacy, low cost, and absence of side effects.

M.T Markose, K. Ramanathan, and J. Vijayakumar. Reduction of nausea vomiting and dry retches with P6 acupressure during pregnancy. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 2004. 85, pp 168-169. doi:10.1016/j.ijgo.2003.09.008

Conclusion: The study found that P6 acupressure was useful during pregnancy for the reduction of nausea, vomiting, and dry retches.

 

 

CESAREAN SECTION: PREGNANCY & DELIVERY

Acupressure and Prevention of Nausea and Vomiting During and After Spinal Anesthesia for Caesarean Section. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 2000. 84 (4): 463-7.

Conclusion: Non-pharmacological technique of acupressure at the P6 point is effective in preventing nausea and vomiting during and after caesarean section under spinal anesthesia has no major side effects and is easy to apply and economical. The use of acupressure reduced the incidence of nausea and vomiting from 87% to 50% compared with placebo.  The use of acupressure reduced antiemetic requirement from 47 to 26% compared with 95% of the placebo group.

 

CHEMOTHERAPY/RADIATION THERAPY

Pei Lin Lua, PhD, and Noor Salihah Zakaria, BSc. A Brief Review of Current Scientific Evidence Involving Aromatherapy Use for Nausea and Vomiting. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Volume 18, Number 6, 2012, pp. 534–540. DOI: 10.1089/acm.2010.0862

Conclusion: Inhaled aromatherapy using peppermint essential oils may have potential benefits in alleviating nausea and vomiting post-operatively and with oncology patients

Z Tayarani-Najaran, E Talasaz-Firoozi, R Nasiri, N Jalali and MK Hassanzadeh. Antiemetic Activity of Volatile Oil from Mentha Spicata and Mentha x Piperita in Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting. ecancer 2013, 7:290 DOI: 10.3332/ecancer.2013.290 Viha.ca

Conclusion: Oncology Patients treated with peppermint were found to have a statistically significant reduction of the median emetic events during 24 h of treatment (acute phase) in which patients treated with placebo presented up to 1.8 emetic events versus  0.7 in the peppermint group.

J W Dundee, J Yang. Prolongation of the antiemetic action of P6 acupressure in chemotherapy patients. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 1990. Volume 83, pp 360-362.

Conclusion: P6 acupuncture is an effective adjuvant to conventional antiemetic therapy for oncology patients having cytotoxic drugs up to eight hours.

 

CHILDREN

Shlager, M. Boehler, and F. Puhringer.  Korean Hand Acupressure Reduces Postoperative Vomiting in Children after Strabismus Surgery. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 85 (2), 267-270. 2000

Conclusion:  In the Acupressure group, the incidence of vomiting was significantly lower (20%) than the placebo group (68%), showing that acupressure is an effective method for reducing postoperative vomiting in children after strabismus repair.

 

*Please email info@nomonausea.com for an emailed copy of the full literature review detailing the efficacy of acupressure and aromatherapy for decreasing nausea and vomiting associated with the No Mo Nausea Band.