If your sinuses have been blocked and it’s driving you crazy, here’s a quick way to get some instant relief…
Gently press your tongue to the roof of your mouth, while doing so, place your thumb between your eyes and apply gentle but firm pressure for about 20 seconds, which will cause your sinuses to drain naturally.
How does this work?
The Ethmoid sinuses are located behind the bridge of the nose (the spot you press), when applying gentle acupressure on said spot, it triggers a natural drainage mechanism that helps drain the passageways.
Why doesn’t this work for everyone?
For those suffering from sinusitis it can be frustrating if a natural treatment doesn’t work. There are actually four major sinus cavities in the face, if this treatment doesn’t provide relief, chances are your ethmoid sinuses are not the location of the issue.
Frontal Sinuses- This area is location directly above the eyes, for relief gently massage the pressure points extending between the eyebrow to the middle of the brow.
Maxillary Sinuses– Located in the front of the cheek bones
Sphenoid Sinuses– This is the one you most frequently feel as it rests behind the eyes and around the upper nasal bone. To locate the pressure points for relief in these areas massage the sides of the head, in front of the ears and behind the earlobes.
Ethmoid Sinuses– located between the eyes and above the bridge of the nose.
Here’s more information from Dr. Alyssa Summey as she demonstrates simple accupressure stimulation of the sinuses to relieve pressure and pain.
(sinus photo credit to drugs.com)