Pharyngeal-esophaegeal segment pressure prosthesis
Acupressure point stimulator device
Method of relief of pain based on the use of a non-invasive pressure-application device which produces a highly-localized self-induced massage
Device for relief from morning sickness Patent #: 5078728
AbstractA removeably attachable wrist band device for use in helping an addicted cigarette smoker permanently quit smoking. The device comprises an elastic section, a hook fastener section, a loop fastener section, and an acupressure stimulator. The device is placed on a user's wrist such that the acupressure stimulator is positioned proximal to the L-7 acupuncture point and the elastic section of the wrist band is positioned on top of the user's wrist. The elastic section of the wrist band is designed to limit the maximal energy that the user can transfer to a unit area of skin when the band is snapped against the wrist. This is so that snapping the wrist band will not be perceived as aversive to the user. The disclosed wrist band has the dual functions of providing a non-aversive behavioral modification device together with providing continuous and differential stimulation of the L-7 acupuncture point, which has therapeutic value in treatment of smoking addiction.