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Applying TENS to the P6 acupuncture point (also known as Neiguan or Nei Kuan) on Friday night worked like a dream -- after a few minutes' treatment, my nausea was GONE as if I had flipped a light switch. Turned the machine off after 10 minutes and it came back, but after another 20-30 minutes of TENS, my nausea was gone for the night and I just had a lingering headache from the sinus pressure. I've tried applying constant pressure either by hand or with a Sea-Band with some relief in the past, so it's off in search of an acustimulation wrist band.


The over-the-counter version of the ReliefBand (there's also a stronger prescription version) runs from $80 to $130 at most retailers, though I've found it for $75 at two places (AeroMedix and MyPilotStore.com) and on sale for $60 at Anglers Center.

Even $130 plus batteries, which run for approximately 150 hours, will come out cheaper over time than the phenergan or Dramamine I've used in the past and it seems like a pittance for freedom from the nausea that's plagued me as long as I've had chronic sinusitis.


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Oct. 24th, 2004 04:28 pm (UTC)
it's great that you've found some alternatives to the drugs! anyway, i asked my LJ friends if they knew people who had fun journals because i was looking to add more friends, and sass said you were a good one, so i added you as a friend. let me know if that's not cool.
Oct. 25th, 2004 01:14 pm (UTC)
I'm thrilled with finally being able to handle my sinus problems without drugs! Earlier this year we found an OTC antiseptic nasal spray that keeps most of my sinus flareups at bay; we'd been looking for something for the nausea when vogonpoet came upon acustimulation after reading medical studies that tested it.

I have no problem with people friending me. When I notice I've been added by someone I don't recognize, I read their userinfo and most recent entries and see if I like it. You sound interesting, too -- and any friend of Sass is a friend of mine. Glad to meet you! (:
Oct. 24th, 2004 04:54 pm (UTC)
darlin, i'm so glad you've found a way to keep the pain at bay...pain releif being a darned good thing!
said one who knows.
Oct. 25th, 2004 01:50 pm (UTC)
Now I just have to order one! *g* No worries there, Vogon said he'd be happy to set me up there. It's much more portable than being hooked up to his TENS machine.

I'm thrilled to find something that so effectively shuts down nausea.

Oct. 25th, 2004 03:07 pm (UTC)

so, now, you'll feel better and have more energy! to chase after snarflebutt! giggling all the while, natch.
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