Let me begin by telling you a little about the You StreamZ medical band. I came across it last April- May on Pinterest. I had heard of magnetic bands before (such as copper bracelets), but this was described as much more than that, so I took a look at their website.
You StreamZ described their medical band
…”A low cost, natural and proven remedy for a variety of symptoms … this reduces inflammation and pain associated with a large variety of symptoms ……. including arthritis, severe back pain, cramps caused by IBS and migraines”…
So how does it work and why is it different from a magnetic band?
You StreamZ explain that their bands are made up of materials that are a mixture of ores, which creates its own (360′) energy field that is called a ‘cyclotron’. This helps ‘rebalance’ the body. It’s this rebalancing of minerals and compounds that helps reduce inflammation and increase energy levels.
Now if that doesn’t impress you theres more. The inventor Eric Dodd has a long history of inventing a range of technologies (primarily focused on the research and development into water treatment) and it was through one invention, that he went on to develop the band. He used the general principles to create the You StreamZ band and whats even sweeter, he was seeking a relief for his wife’s chronic migraine headache! (Awh!)
To top all of this off, the medical bands have official CE marking. This means that the band meets the essential requirements of all relevant european medical device directives. For more details see here.
Wearing the Band
The band fits into a Velcro strap that you wrap round your ankle, making sure it’s a snug fit (it shouldn’t move or twist about). Ideally it’s suggested that you should wear it constantly for the first few weeks, or ideally for at least 8 hours for the first 6 weeks (for optimum results). You can expect the band to start working from anything from a few hours but for more complex ailments it can take up to 20 days to make a noticeable difference.
The good thing about this band is that by wearing it overnight, it means you can take it off in the day. So for those who have work boots or footwear that would get in the way of wearing the band properly or for those who wear clothing that reveals their lower legs/ might not want the band on show, they can still use the band but take it off when they need to.
You StreamZ have ran a number of successful trials across a variety of ailments, if you are interested in knowing more information about these case studies, details are available upon request from the company.
Ailments include the following :-
- Severe back and neck pain
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- IBS and Colitis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Arterial Fibrillation
- Hip and knee pain
- Sports injury
Care of the Band
The Velcro strap (which the band fits into) is made from cotton can be washed in the machine, just make sure you remove the band first! When not being worn the band should be left in a circular shape (not unravelled or placed flat) as it can break the material of the band.
The New ‘Active’ Band
You StreamZ have recently released a new band, called the ‘Active band’ developed as a pain relief device for those who have an active lifestyle. The strap that the band fits into is made from Neoprene, it is slightly thicker in width but also has a Velcro fastening.
Who else is wearing A You StreamZ band?
There are a number of famous people wearing the You StreamZ Active band including Dame Kelly Holmes, Matt Moorehouse (iron man champion), Jo Cowell (Coach to the British triathlon) and Team GB – athletics and equestrian.
My Personal Experience
I got my medical band in around June 2013 and started wearing it straight away 24-7 only taking it off when I went in the shower. Although I started to feel a difference, it was only after a month or so when I took the band off for a week I noticed just how much better I felt when wearing it. The improvements I noticed were a reduction in the levels of pain I felt (they were more manageable), less aches in my body, and less headaches. Prior to buying the band I regularly took lots of ibuprofen / paracetamol tablets for headaches, aches and pains such as jaw and neck pain, sore/ tender lymph glands and painful restless legs, now I rarely take painkillers.
I can’t say it’s cured me, but it has made a real difference to how I feel, I wouldn’t be without it and I highly recommend trying it.
Any bad points?
I love my You StreamZ band and can honestly say there are no bad points to consider. The only slight problem I experienced with my band, was wearing it in the winter under skinny jeans was difficult. Wearing it like that with thick socks and boots eventually caused my band to break down pretty badly. However, when I contacted the company to explain, they sent me a replacement and advised me how to maintain the band. As a result I now wear it only at night time or under loose fitting trousers.
Since May this year, I have switched to wearing the new ‘Active’ band from You StreamZ. The main difference is the style of strap and for me, I really like the new style strap as I feel it’s a lot more comfortable on my ankle. The benefits haven’t changed and I’m still a big fan – yay!
So, would I recommend it and do I think it’s worth the money? Yes definitely, I’m so glad I decided to give it a try. It’s well worth the money – since wearing the band I’ve saved money by not buying painkillers! What’s more, it’s flexible in the sense that you can decide when to wear it, meaning it fits around your lifestyle.
If you are thinking of getting one, I don’t know if there is any difference between the medical and the active band – you would be better off contacting You StreamZ directly to ask that. I will also add that I have contacted them in the past and their customer service is really good. They also have a Facebook account and if you contact them through that, they do get back to you. You StreamZ users often post updates/ feedback on the You StreamZ Facebook page, so if you’re thinking of getting one, that would be a great place to see other recommendations.