If you suffer from sinusitis (sinus infection), you know that its symptoms are extremely unpleasant. Especially in the season of allergies, you cannot breathe well, you experience severe headaches, the eyes are itchy and you entire well- being is completely impeded.
The following method can give you a lot of relief. However, it alone cannot give you a complete cure. You should be aware of the fact that the elimination of spicy food and the consumption of large quantities of pure water will provide great relief in the case of sinus congestion.
Here are the techniques that will help you if you suffer from sinusitis:
Method 1: Use Your Tongue & Press Between Eyebrows
- Push your tongue against the roof of your mouth. Apply pressure but don’t go overboard.
- Place your thumb between your eyebrows.
- Press down with your thumb for about 30 seconds, applying a decent amount of pressure. Don’t push too hard though.
Your sinuses will begin to drain almost immediately. This works because the vomer bone in your nasal passages rocks back and forth with the pressure, which loosens up the phlegm in your sinuses, allowing it to drain.
Method 2: Apply Pressure Across Your Eyebrows
If you feel your stuffed sinuses climbing up into the higher reaches of your head, you might want to try a different pressure point to clear both the nose and the upper sinuses.
Massage therapist Amber Lynn Vitale explains that by moving across the eyebrows, you can encourage the movement of “stuck” fluid.
Place your fingers at the beginning of each eyebrow, close to the center where they don’t meet, and lean forward so your head rests on your elbows. After a few seconds, when you feel the pressure shift, slide your fingers to the middle of each eyebrow.
Hold there until you once again feel a slight lightness, and then move your fingers to the end of each brow. Here, Vitale suggests either holding a steady pressure or moving your fingertips in tiny circles to stimulate the flow of fluid away from the forehead. Once things get flowing, you’ll feel the pressure in the center of your head disperse.
Method 3: Take a Second for a Mini-Massage
Massages do wonders for the rest of our bodies, so why not try a mini-massage when you feel a “knot” of sinus pressure building in your head? According to massage therapist Heather Wibbels, you can pull fluid from the head with a few quick rubs.
Use your fingertips to push firmly against the notch of your collarbone repeatedly to get the fluid moving downwards. According to Wibbels, you’ll know the process is working when you feel a need to clear your throat – and your ears might also suddenly open up when the pressure releases.
If this is uncomfortable, Wibbels also suggests a different method. Crossing your hands, you can make a “V” shape and use the same pumping motion on the sides of your neck to get the lymph fluid to release. Both this action and the fingertip pulses create suction in the lymphatic system, which vacuums the fluid residing in your sinuses downward and away from the head.
Keep Your Sinuses Moving!
No matter what has your sinuses stuffed and blocked up, the easiest and quickest course of action isn’t turning to your medicine cabinet. With a little pressure on the right points, and even the use of your tongue, you can draw the problematic fluid from its source of blockage and clear all of your head’s senses.
Next time you’re feeling stuffed up, try these methods.