Cancer Patients, Others Combat Nausea with Style -- Psi Bands Give Relief while Giving Back

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Psi Bands -- drug-free wrist bands for the relief of nausea -- are popular among pregnant women and travelers looking to quell the queasies, but did you know they also help cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and struggling with nausea?Psi Bands not only offer fashionable nausea relief for cancer patients (and others), it also raises funds for a cancer-related non-profit.

Psi Bands - drug-free wrist bands for the relief of nausea

My grandmother and great aunt are breast cancer survivors. Psi Bands is honored to be able to provide those who suffer from nausea with an effective, comfortable, and stylish choice.

When undergoing chemotherapy it can be even the smallest things – like wearing a stylish wrist band to ease your nausea vs. wearing something drab and medicinal – that can make a difference. That is why cancer patients and those who love them should know about Psi Bands -- a product that not only gives the gift of relief to those undergoing surgery and chemotherapy, but also “gives back” by donating to an important cause. Psi Bands (pronounced "sigh bands") are stylish acupressure wrist bands that are FDA-cleared for the relief of nausea caused by chemotherapy and anesthesia. Unlike similar products on the market, Psi Bands were designed with style and comfort in mind and come in five different designs (two of them unisex).

Since its inception, Psi Bands has sought to fulfill its mission of giving back. As such, Psi Bands has formed a charitable partnership with Bright Pink (http://www.bebrightpink.org), a national non-profit organization that provides education and support to young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. For every set of Color Play (the pink striped band) Psi Bands purchased, 5% of net sales are donated to Bright Pink.

Psi Bands are uniquely adjustable at two areas, around the wrist like a watch to fit various wrist sizes and at the acupressure point for personalized comfort. Psi Bands are also waterproof (no more soggy wrist bands), reusable, and affordable. In addition to relieving nausea due to chemotherapy, Psi Bands provide nausea relief due to pregnancy (morning sickness), motion sickness/travel, or anesthesia.

“Mompreneurs” Carla Falcone and Romy Taormina invented Psi Bands after personally experiencing many months of morning sickness during each of their pregnancies. They found the existing products on the market to be dull and unsatisfying and were inspired to create something both functional and fashionable for others who suffer from nausea.

Taormina stated, “My grandmother and great aunt are breast cancer survivors. We consider it an honor to be able to provide those who suffer from nausea with an effective, comfortable, and stylish choice. We want users to ‘Breathe a Psi of Relief’ when they are undergoing their chemotherapy treatments.”

Psi Bands provide drug-free nausea relief that does not interfere with other medications, and as such, may be used as an adjunct to pharmacological antiemetics for control of chemotherapy-related nausea. Psi Bands are worn on both wrists at the Nei-kuan acupressure point. Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses pressure to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. Numerous scientific studies support the use of wrist acupressure for the relief of nausea.

Psi Bands come two to a set, and retail for approximately $15/set. Psi Bands are available online and at numerous retail locations including nationally at Rite Aid and REI and regionally at Whole Foods, as well as online. For a complete list of retailers and/or to learn more about Psi Bands, visit http://www.psibands.com.

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