Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is acupressure?

Acupressure is the stimulation of specific points throughout the body. This therapy may be self-administered or conducted by another person using fingers, thumbs, elbows, or feet to apply pressure to a specific point(s) to provide comfort and alleviate a symptom(s). Acupressure uses pressure to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities.

2. How do Psi Bands work?

Psi Bands use wrist acupressure, an ancient healing art. Scientific studies support the use of wrist acupressure in the relief of nausea.
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3. How do I wear Psi Bands?

How to Position Psi Bands:

1. Place one band on the inside of each wrist, 2 1/2 finger-widths above the center of your wrist crease between the wrist tendons. This placement is known as the Nei-Kuan acupressure point. The button should be facing in and the dial should be facing out.
2. Both bands should be worn at the same time.
How to position Psi BandsHow to position Psi Bands

How to Adjust Psi Bands:

1. To adjust the band size around the wrist, place the post of the dial through the appropriate band hole. Feed the slack of the band under the slide-able collar, just as you would with a watch. It should feel snug yet comfortable.
2. To increase or decrease pressure on the Nei-Kuan acupressure point, rotate the dial. It should feel snug yet comfortable.
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4. Will Psi Bands fit me?

One size fits most. Psi Bands use a watch-like adjustable band with multiple settings from which to choose. They will fit wrists up to 7 ½ inches in circumference.

5. How many Psi Bands come in one package?

A package contains two Psi Bands wrist bands. One band is worn on each wrist.
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6. Are Psi Bands reusable?

Psi Bands are reusable and should be replaced if they no longer provide pressure on the Nei-Kuan acupressure point.

7. Do I have to wear both bands?

Yes, both bands should be worn at the same time.

8. How long do I have to wear Psi Bands?

Psi Bands may be worn on an as needed basis at the first sign of nausea. Clinical studies support their effectiveness up to 48 continuous hours. They are reusable. They may also be worn up to 5 minutes before traveling or surgery. The response to acupressure is individual. While some experience relief within minutes, others notice changes in hours or subsequent days.

We do not have clinical studies to support or deny the bands’ effectiveness after 48 continuous hours of wear. One option is to remove the bands before bed time and then re-apply in the morning.

9. How do I clean Psi Bands?

To clean Psi Bands, use a damp cloth with mild soap and wipe gently; air dry.

10. What are the Psi Bands warnings?

Psi Bands should only be used on the Nei-Kuan acupressure point. Use at any other location will not relieve nausea.

The effectiveness of Psi Bands may vary depending upon patient selection, or may vary between patients depending upon individual patient characteristics.

Nausea and vomiting can be associated with serious conditions.  Contact a doctor if symptoms persist.

The button may leave a temporary visible ring on your skin. If skin irritation, pain, or swelling occurs beneath the bands or buttons, stop wearing the bands. Call your doctor if symptoms persist.

If you have a problem with reduced circulation, contact a doctor before using Psi Bands.

Although acupressure may be effective on its own or when combined with other forms of therapy, it should not be used as a replacement for doctor-prescribed treatment. Acupressure provides symptomatic relief and is not curative.

Keep out of the reach of young children. This is not a toy.  The dial, button, and collar are choking hazards if removed.

Use only as directed.

Contraindications: None known. Psi Bands are not made with natural rubber latex.

11. How did you come up with the name Psi Bands?

Psi, pronounced "sigh", is the acronym for pounds per square inch, the term used to describe a unit of pressure. Psi Bands are worn on the Nei-Kuan acupressure point. They are drug-free wrist bands for the relief of nausea. Breathe a "Psi" of Relief!

12. What colors and designs do you have available?

There are several designs from which to choose.
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Block Party
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Color Play
Psi Bands - Cherry Blossom ColorwayPsi Bands - Cherry Blossom Colorway
Cherry Blossom
Psi Bands - Racer Black ColorwayPsi Bands - Racer Black Colorway
Racer Black
Psi Bands - Fast Track ColorwayPsi Bands - Fast Track Colorway
Fast Track
Psi Bands - Crystal Clear ColorwayPsi Bands - Crystal Clear Colorway
Crystal Clear
Psi Bands - Heart Land ColorwayPsi Bands - Heart Land Colorway
Heart Land

13. Can children wear the bands?

We do not have clinical studies to support or deny the effectiveness on children.

14. Do Psi Bands help with vertigo or migraines?

Psi Bands are FDA-cleared for the relief of nausea due to morning sickness, motion sickness, anesthesia and chemotherapy. We do not have clinical studies that support or deny their effectiveness relieving any other medical condition (i.e. vertigo, migraines).

15. Are Psi Bands BPA-free?

The plastic we use for the bands is BPA free.