Technology | October 04, 2006

Acupressure Wristband Reduces Postoperative Nausea, Vomiting with Few Adverse Effects

Pressure Right, a 5-inch medical-style acupressure wristband, helps reduce the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) to a low level in high-risk patients with few adverse effects.
The wristband was tested at Penn State University, where evidence concluded that steady, moderate (as opposed to significant) pressure resulted when stimulation was applied to the Nei-Kuan pressure point through a contact button on the wristband. The band is primarily for surgery and chemotherapy patients. It is hypoallergenic, water safe, produces no side effects and lightweight. The relatively small coverage around the wrist is sufficient to exert effective pressure on the area because of the band’s good adhesion to the skin.

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