When a stuffy nose hits, it feels like breathing clearly and easily may never come again. Allergies, colds, and even changes in weather can leave our sinuses blocked, with medicine seeming like the only option. But don’t break out the medication just yet—relieving the pressure of a stuffy nose, a stuffy head, and stuffy ears can be as easy as touching a pressure point.
Stuffy nose must feel really uncomfortable. Suddenly breathing becomes a difficult task to do. It may be the result of colds, allergies or maybe changes of weather that can cause your sinuses blocked. Under the circumstance, medicine will seem like the only option.
But actually, you can relieve the pressure of your stuffy nose, head and ears if only you know the touching pressure points.
Trick #1: Push the Roof of Your Mouth & Press between Eyebrows
This time, instead of looking for pills to make all the mucus disappear, try this method that can move the fluid out of the head.
Reddit user mentioned that this method is where acupressure comes in. Stimulate the stream of fluid by by putting pressure on certain points of the body. This can help our nose breathe clearly again.
Another best point for sinus problem is inside them mouth. Push the tongue against the roof of your mouth. At the same time, push your finger to the skin between your eyebrows. Hold the pressure for 20 second and you’ll start to feel your symptoms alleviate. You’ll begin to feel movement towards the back of the throat soon after you release your tongue and soften your finger.
Another alternative for this method is to press your tongue against the roof of your mouth and press between your eyebrows. Pressing between your eyebrows is called Yintang acupoint in acupressure.
Trick #2: Pressure Your Fingertips across Your Eyebrows
If you feel that the stuffed sinus going up to the higher part of your head, then you need to try a different pressure point in order to clear sinuses in the nose and the upper part of the head.
Amber Lynn Vitale, a massage therapist stated that you can promote the movement of “stuck” fluid by moving across the eyebrows.
To do this, place your fingers at the beginning of each eyebrow then move it to the center and lean forward so your head rest on your elbows. Slide your fingers to the middle of each eyebrow after several second when you feel the pressure move.
Hold the pressure until you feel a slight lightness before moving your fingers to the end of each eyebrow. Vitale advice to either hold a steady pressure or move your fingertips in a tiny circles in order to stimulate the stream of fluid away from the forehead. You will feel the pressure in the center of your head disappear as soon as things start to flow.
Trick #3: Do a Mini-Massage for a While
There are so many benefit from having a massage. So why don’t you do a mini-massage when you feel a “knot” of sinus pressure building in your head. Heather Wibbels, a massage therapist says that a few quick rubs on your head you help to pull the fluid out.
To do this, you just need to push your fingertips firmly against the notch of your collarbone several times until the fluid moving downward. Wibbels says that the process will result to you have the feeling of needed to clear your throat. Besides, you might also feel your ears open up when the pressure releases.
You can also try a different method if the above one is uncomfortable. Cross your hand to make a V shape then use the same motion on the sides of your neck to release the lymph fluid. Both of the method will vacuums the fluid in your sinuses downward, away from the head.
Make Your Sinuses Disappear!
Whatever the cause of your sinuses, the above home remedies work faster and easier to do compare to resort to medicine pills. By putting a little pressure on the right points, you can make your sinuses problem disappear without any side effect.