Fighting Motion Sickness with an FSA

Don’t Be Queasy During Your Upcoming Summer Travels!

You've got the maps, the tunes, the road trip munchies and you're all set for the journey. But even a well-planned getaway can quickly turn into "get-out-of-my-way" for anyone who has ever suffered from motion sickness.

Whether by car, boat, train or plane, an exciting vacation can quickly turn sour unless you are prepared for the nausea that often accompanies travel.

There is now a stylish medical device that should be in everyone's travel bag.

The product is Psi Bands -- acupressure wrist bands that relieve nausea caused by travel/motion sickness. And, they are FSA eligible!

Psi Bands relieve nausea due to motion sickness, as well as anesthesia, morning sickness/pregnancy, and chemotherapy. Psi Bands are uniquely:

  • drug free – they do not cause drowsiness and dry mouth like many over the counter medications
  • stylish – available in several fashion-forward colors
  • waterproof – no more soggy wrist bands – wear them showering, washing dishes, snorkeling
  • adjustable – fit wrist sizes 5 1/4” to 7 ¼” in circumference
  • affordable – and FSA eligible
  • reusable

Each package contains two bands (one band is worn on each wrist).

Learn more about Psi Bands at the FSA Store

According tothe Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some people are more prone to motion sickness, though a few risk factors can cause it in anyone, "if given sufficient stimulus." Risk factors include sex, age, prevalence of migraines, and even side effects of prescription medications, as the CDC noted. The CDC article explained, "Children aged 2-12 years are especially susceptible," and "women are more likely to have motion sickness, especially when pregnant, menstruating or on hormones," and "people who get migraines are more prone," and finally, "some prescriptions can worse the nausea of motion sickness."

Motion Sickness Tips

Besides wearing Psi Bands, the following are some additional tipsincluded in the Psi Bands blog to relieve motion sickness, including:

Sit where there’s the least motion:

  • in cars, drive or sit in the front passenger’s seat;
  • on ships, reserve a cabin in the front or middle of the ship, or on the upper deck;
  • by plane, ask for a seat over the wing; and
  • by train, take a seat near the front and next to a window.

Avoiding reading, and focusing ahead at a point in the horizon can also help. If you start to feel nauseous, get some fresh air - whether that means opening a window, or stepping outside of the car or onto the boat deck, or opening an air vent more, if you're on a flight. You'll also want to avoid greasy or spicy foods, while crackers and a carbonated drink can alleviate your stomach.

Shop for Psi Bands acupressure wrist bands at the FSA Store.