Sigh of Relief

When California mom Romy Taormina was pregnant, she suffered from terrible nausea. She didn’t want to take drugs. But “other options were limited,” Romy recalls. She eventually found relief in a surprising way—through acupressure, a 5,000 year-old practice of applying pressure to certain parts of the body to relieve pain or discomfort. Once her queasiness faded, she set out to create an acupressure bracelet that would help others who suffer from nausea. She calls her product Psi (pronounced “sigh”) Bands. Designed with fashion in mind, Psi Bands are colorful bracelets that adjust like a watch band and are worn on each wrist. Attached is an adjustable disk that applies pressure to a spot called the P6, or Nei-Kuan, acupressure point. The bands are waterproof, affordable, and reusable. They come in contemporary designs that work for both men and women. The bands really do seem to work no matter what is making your stomach do flips—pregnancy, motion sickness, chemotherapy, or anesthesia. We love the fact that the bands work without the use of drugs. What could be better for pregnant women, travelers, and those recovering from other medical conditions? Sure beats sipping ginger ale and nibbling crackers.

Psi Bands

Acupressure Bracelets for Nausea

  • Free Shipping when you buy 3 or more Psi Bands

Sigh of Relief

When California mom Romy Taormina was pregnant, she suffered from terrible nausea. She didn’t want to take drugs. But “other options were limited,” Romy recalls. She eventually found relief in a surprising way—through acupressure, a 5,000 year-old practice of applying pressure to certain parts of the body to relieve pain or discomfort. Once her queasiness faded, she set out to create an acupressure bracelet that would help others who suffer from nausea. She calls her product Psi (pronounced “sigh”) Bands. Designed with fashion in mind, Psi Bands are colorful bracelets that adjust like a watch band and are worn on each wrist. Attached is an adjustable disk that applies pressure to a spot called the P6, or Nei-Kuan, acupressure point. The bands are waterproof, affordable, and reusable. They come in contemporary designs that work for both men and women. The bands really do seem to work no matter what is making your stomach do flips—pregnancy, motion sickness, chemotherapy, or anesthesia. We love the fact that the bands work without the use of drugs. What could be better for pregnant women, travelers, and those recovering from other medical conditions? Sure beats sipping ginger ale and nibbling crackers.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Romy
    Romy

    Hi Grommet Fans,

    We’re excited to partner with The Grommet to offer you and your loved ones award-winning Psi Bands (pronounced “sigh bands”). Psi Bands are FDA-cleared acupressure wrist bands for the relief of nausea due to motion sickness/travel, morning sickness/pregnancy, anesthesia and chemotherapy. We welcome your questions!

  • Erin
    Erin
    8/1/2014 12:17 PM

    What a cool idea! Have you had any feedback regarding longer term usage for motion sickness (say, for a week while on a cruise ship?)

  • Karen
    Karen
    8/1/2014 12:43 PM

    @Erin I haven't used these, but I've used acupressure bands on cruises. The only time I felt ill was when I removed them too early, and the seas got rough. My daughter wore them on a very rough cruise, where the only people who didn't get sick were the ones wearing acupressure bands.

  • Gregory
    Gregory
    8/1/2014 12:48 PM

    @Erin I have cruising for over 15 years and use a ban similar to these, that have worked for 4,7,8,&10 days at sea. Great idea to add some style to these bans.

  • Erin
    Erin
    8/1/2014 12:56 PM

    @Gregory Thanks so much for the feedback ! I will have to give them a whirl!

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    8/1/2014 1:01 PM

    Hi Erin,

    Amy from The Grommet team here. These bands are intended for motion sickness and are effective. Thanks for the question.

  • Deb
    Deb
    8/1/2014 12:32 PM

    Are these sold as a set ? does just one work or do you have to have both on ?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    8/1/2014 12:41 PM

    Hi Deb,

    Yes, they are sold as a set and it's most effective when you use one on each wrist. You can always find information like this in the details portion which is located in the box that says "buy".

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    8/1/2014 12:41 PM

    I would like to know as well if you have to use one on each wrist for it to work? my daughter is pregnant and want to order but not sure how many?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    8/1/2014 1:08 PM

    Hi Patricia,

    Scan just above. Yes, you'll need to use on both wrists.

  • Romy
    Romy – Special Guest
    8/1/2014 1:10 PM

    @Patricia Hi and congrats to your daughter! This is Romy the co-founder of Psi Bands. They are sold two to a set and we recommend they are worn one on each wrist.

  • Michele
    Michele
    8/1/2014 12:41 PM

    Are these safe for children? Can they help with nausea associated with seizures?

  • Romy
    Romy – Special Guest
    8/1/2014 1:14 PM

    @Michele I'm so sorry to hear about the seizures. Psi Bands are FDA cleared for use to relieve nausea caused by pregnancy, motion sickness, chemotherapy and anesthesia. We do not have clinical studies that support or deny their effectiveness relieving any other medical conditions.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    8/1/2014 1:14 PM

    Hi Michele

    We have information on this in our "details" portion which you'll find when you click on the box that says "buy" in orange. I've copied and pasted them below.

    Psi Bands are FDA-cleared for use only on adults. Psi Bands has no clinical studies denying or supporting the use of wrist acupressure on children, though some of their customers have shared that they have had positive responses to using it for that purpose. For more information on using wrist acupressure on children contact a physician

    Use caution around small children. The dial, button and collar are chocking hazards if removed

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    8/1/2014 12:42 PM

    sorry, just found the answer to my question - sold in sets of 2 :) thanks.

  • Carol
    Carol
    8/1/2014 12:53 PM

    My daughter-in-law suffers with terrible migraines. She has nausea from the headaches and sometimes from the medication to relieve them. Any feedback on using the bands for this reason?

  • Romy
    Romy – Special Guest
    8/1/2014 1:15 PM

    @Carol please see my answer to Michele above. Thanks!

  • nathalie
    nathalie
    8/1/2014 1:01 PM

    Would these work for car sickness? I just look at a curve or hill and get nauseous.

  • Romy
    Romy – Special Guest
    8/1/2014 1:39 PM

    @nathalie Motion sickness is an area where Psi Bands are used frequently. We have many testimonials from happy travelers.

  • Robert
    Robert
    8/1/2014 1:05 PM

    What makes yours work? Any science to prove? A certain television show on Discovery channel 'busted' the usefulness of several of these types of item years ago..

  • Romy
    Romy – Special Guest
    8/1/2014 1:43 PM

    @Robert Hi. At this link you will find a list of double blind randomized studies supporting the efficacy of wrist acupressure in the relief of nausea due to morning sickness, motion sickness, anesthesia, and chemotherapy.

  • Deanna
    Deanna
    8/1/2014 1:34 PM

    I have a question. Do these last indefinitely? I don't have nausea continuously. It's much more sporadic.

  • Romy
    Romy – Special Guest
    8/1/2014 1:47 PM

    @Deanna Sorry to hear about your nausea. Psi Bands are reusable and they also are made from medical grade rubber. They are adjustable for size and DO NOT stretch out over time which would cause them to lose the ability to apply proper pressure.

  • eileen
    eileen
    8/1/2014 2:06 PM

    These bracelets are a part of my everyday life, I have Meniere's Disease and if I remove them for a short period of time to clean them I'm on my way to being very nauseous so I have 2 pairs at all times. If you look up ancient Chinese pressure points for nausea you'll see. Trust me they really work.

  • Romy
    Romy – Special Guest
    8/1/2014 3:05 PM

    @eileen Eileen, I am so sorry to hear that you suffer from nausea due to Meniere's Disease - and so grateful that you find relief with Psi Bands. Thank you kindly for sharing that with me and for making my day. It's incredibly gratifying to know that our bands make a measurable difference in the lives of those who suffer from nausea.

  • Michele
    Michele
    8/1/2014 4:24 PM

    I have a pair. I just looked it up on Amazon and I bought them in 2008. I've used them a zillion times (mostly for motion sickness for flying) and they still look almost as good as the day I got them!

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    8/1/2014 5:46 PM

    Glad to hear, Michele. Thanks for adding your input.

  • Guest
    Guest
    8/1/2014 7:08 PM

    @michelle That is so awesome! Thank you for sharing!

  • Guest
    Guest
    8/1/2014 7:11 PM

    Can the bands fit kids ages 6 & 7?

  • Debbie
    Debbie
    8/1/2014 7:38 PM

    Romy,

    This is exactly what we are looking for as an innovative product to help our patients. I am very interested in talking with you about purchasing Psi Bands for one of our 14 wholly-owned hospitals as a pilot program for our pregnant patients and our chemo patients. I am on a fact finding mission right now. I have other team members that would be able to supply me with the quantities we would needed and our Supply Chain/Materials Management staff would probaly be tone ones to sign any contracts. I am so excited about this project. Please contact me!

  • Laura
    Laura
    8/1/2014 7:59 PM

    I noticed the pregnant model in the video had a light green color. I want to get these for my daughter-in-law that is pregnant and is experiencing nausea. The black seems "manly" and the pink stripe color a bit too bold. Are there other colors available?

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Psi Bands

Acupressure Bracelets for Nausea

Sigh of Relief

When California mom Romy Taormina was pregnant, she suffered from terrible nausea. She didn’t want to take drugs. But “other options were limited,” Romy recalls. She eventually found relief in a surprising way—through acupressure, a 5,000 year-old practice of applying pressure to certain parts of the body to relieve pain or discomfort.

Once her queasiness faded, she set out to create an acupressure bracelet that would help others who suffer from nausea. She calls her product Psi (pronounced “sigh”) Bands. Designed with fashion in mind, Psi Bands are colorful bracelets that adjust like a watch band and are worn on each wrist. Attached is an adjustable disk that applies pressure to a spot called the P6, or Nei-Kuan, acupressure point. The bands are waterproof, affordable, and reusable. They come in contemporary designs that work for both men and women.

The bands really do seem to work no matter what is making your stomach do flips—pregnancy, motion sickness, chemotherapy, or anesthesia. We love the fact that the bands work without the use of drugs. What could be better for pregnant women, travelers, and those recovering from other medical conditions? Sure beats sipping ginger ale and nibbling crackers.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Romy
    Romy

    Hi Grommet Fans,

    We’re excited to partner with The Grommet to offer you and your loved ones award-winning Psi Bands (pronounced “sigh bands”). Psi Bands are FDA-cleared acupressure wrist bands for the relief of nausea due to motion sickness/travel, morning sickness/pregnancy, anesthesia and chemotherapy. We welcome your questions!

  • Erin
    Erin
    8/1/2014 12:17 PM

    What a cool idea! Have you had any feedback regarding longer term usage for motion sickness (say, for a week while on a cruise ship?)

  • Karen
    Karen
    8/1/2014 12:43 PM

    @Erin I haven't used these, but I've used acupressure bands on cruises. The only time I felt ill was when I removed them too early, and the seas got rough. My daughter wore them on a very rough cruise, where the only people who didn't get sick were the ones wearing acupressure bands.

  • Gregory
    Gregory
    8/1/2014 12:48 PM

    @Erin I have cruising for over 15 years and use a ban similar to these, that have worked for 4,7,8,&10 days at sea. Great idea to add some style to these bans.

  • Erin
    Erin
    8/1/2014 12:56 PM

    @Gregory Thanks so much for the feedback ! I will have to give them a whirl!

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    8/1/2014 1:01 PM

    Hi Erin,

    Amy from The Grommet team here. These bands are intended for motion sickness and are effective. Thanks for the question.

  • Deb
    Deb
    8/1/2014 12:32 PM

    Are these sold as a set ? does just one work or do you have to have both on ?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    8/1/2014 12:41 PM

    Hi Deb,

    Yes, they are sold as a set and it's most effective when you use one on each wrist. You can always find information like this in the details portion which is located in the box that says "buy".

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    8/1/2014 12:41 PM

    I would like to know as well if you have to use one on each wrist for it to work? my daughter is pregnant and want to order but not sure how many?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    8/1/2014 1:08 PM

    Hi Patricia,

    Scan just above. Yes, you'll need to use on both wrists.

  • Romy
    Romy – Special Guest
    8/1/2014 1:10 PM

    @Patricia Hi and congrats to your daughter! This is Romy the co-founder of Psi Bands. They are sold two to a set and we recommend they are worn one on each wrist.

  • Michele
    Michele
    8/1/2014 12:41 PM

    Are these safe for children? Can they help with nausea associated with seizures?

  • Romy
    Romy – Special Guest
    8/1/2014 1:14 PM

    @Michele I'm so sorry to hear about the seizures. Psi Bands are FDA cleared for use to relieve nausea caused by pregnancy, motion sickness, chemotherapy and anesthesia. We do not have clinical studies that support or deny their effectiveness relieving any other medical conditions.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    8/1/2014 1:14 PM

    Hi Michele

    We have information on this in our "details" portion which you'll find when you click on the box that says "buy" in orange. I've copied and pasted them below.

    Psi Bands are FDA-cleared for use only on adults. Psi Bands has no clinical studies denying or supporting the use of wrist acupressure on children, though some of their customers have shared that they have had positive responses to using it for that purpose. For more information on using wrist acupressure on children contact a physician

    Use caution around small children. The dial, button and collar are chocking hazards if removed

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    8/1/2014 12:42 PM

    sorry, just found the answer to my question - sold in sets of 2 :) thanks.

  • Carol
    Carol
    8/1/2014 12:53 PM

    My daughter-in-law suffers with terrible migraines. She has nausea from the headaches and sometimes from the medication to relieve them. Any feedback on using the bands for this reason?

  • Romy
    Romy – Special Guest
    8/1/2014 1:15 PM

    @Carol please see my answer to Michele above. Thanks!

  • nathalie
    nathalie
    8/1/2014 1:01 PM

    Would these work for car sickness? I just look at a curve or hill and get nauseous.

  • Romy
    Romy – Special Guest
    8/1/2014 1:39 PM

    @nathalie Motion sickness is an area where Psi Bands are used frequently. We have many testimonials from happy travelers.

  • Robert
    Robert
    8/1/2014 1:05 PM

    What makes yours work? Any science to prove? A certain television show on Discovery channel 'busted' the usefulness of several of these types of item years ago..

  • Romy
    Romy – Special Guest
    8/1/2014 1:43 PM

    @Robert Hi. At this link you will find a list of double blind randomized studies supporting the efficacy of wrist acupressure in the relief of nausea due to morning sickness, motion sickness, anesthesia, and chemotherapy.

  • Deanna
    Deanna
    8/1/2014 1:34 PM

    I have a question. Do these last indefinitely? I don't have nausea continuously. It's much more sporadic.

  • Romy
    Romy – Special Guest
    8/1/2014 1:47 PM

    @Deanna Sorry to hear about your nausea. Psi Bands are reusable and they also are made from medical grade rubber. They are adjustable for size and DO NOT stretch out over time which would cause them to lose the ability to apply proper pressure.

  • eileen
    eileen
    8/1/2014 2:06 PM

    These bracelets are a part of my everyday life, I have Meniere's Disease and if I remove them for a short period of time to clean them I'm on my way to being very nauseous so I have 2 pairs at all times. If you look up ancient Chinese pressure points for nausea you'll see. Trust me they really work.

  • Romy
    Romy – Special Guest
    8/1/2014 3:05 PM

    @eileen Eileen, I am so sorry to hear that you suffer from nausea due to Meniere's Disease - and so grateful that you find relief with Psi Bands. Thank you kindly for sharing that with me and for making my day. It's incredibly gratifying to know that our bands make a measurable difference in the lives of those who suffer from nausea.

  • Michele
    Michele
    8/1/2014 4:24 PM

    I have a pair. I just looked it up on Amazon and I bought them in 2008. I've used them a zillion times (mostly for motion sickness for flying) and they still look almost as good as the day I got them!

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    8/1/2014 5:46 PM

    Glad to hear, Michele. Thanks for adding your input.

  • Guest
    Guest
    8/1/2014 7:08 PM

    @michelle That is so awesome! Thank you for sharing!

  • Guest
    Guest
    8/1/2014 7:11 PM

    Can the bands fit kids ages 6 & 7?

  • Debbie
    Debbie
    8/1/2014 7:38 PM

    Romy,

    This is exactly what we are looking for as an innovative product to help our patients. I am very interested in talking with you about purchasing Psi Bands for one of our 14 wholly-owned hospitals as a pilot program for our pregnant patients and our chemo patients. I am on a fact finding mission right now. I have other team members that would be able to supply me with the quantities we would needed and our Supply Chain/Materials Management staff would probaly be tone ones to sign any contracts. I am so excited about this project. Please contact me!

  • Laura
    Laura
    8/1/2014 7:59 PM

    I noticed the pregnant model in the video had a light green color. I want to get these for my daughter-in-law that is pregnant and is experiencing nausea. The black seems "manly" and the pink stripe color a bit too bold. Are there other colors available?

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.