Q. When my mother was going through chemotherapy, she always felt quite nauseated after the treatment. We got her some acupressure wristbands used to combat seasickness. Much to her surprise, they helped her feel much better.
We suspect others may want to try this as well. I would worry about potential interactions between herbs or home remedies and the anti-cancer drugs, but this should be safe.
A. Thanks for an excellent recommendation. A study of 160 women being treated for breast cancer found that acupressure bands significantly reduced the delayed nausea and vomiting, compared to placebo bands and usual care (Oncology Nursing Forum, July 2007).