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How to Use Pressure Points to Relieve Sinus Pressure Instantly

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If your sinuses have been blocked and it’s driving you crazy, here’s a quick way to use pressure points to relieve sinus pressure instantly and get relief!

How to Use Pressure Points to Relieve Sinus Pressure Instantly

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. Some causes of sinus pressure include hay fever, allergies to pollen or foods, and barometric pressure changes due to a change in the weather.

thumb pressed to frontal sinus between the eyebrows

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 the aforementioned treatment doesn’t provide relief, chances are your ethmoid sinuses are not the location of the issue.

location of the different types of sinus

Frontal Sinuses

This area is located directly above the eyes, for relief, gently massage the pressure points extending between the eyebrow to the middle of the brow.

Maxillary Sinuses

Your maxillary sinuses are located in the front of the cheekbones.

Sphenoid Sinuses

The Sphenoid Sinuses is the one you most frequently feel. This is due to the fact that 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

The ethmoid sinuses are located between the eyes and above the bridge of the nose.

Here’s more information from Jamie Starkey, LAc of the Cleveland Clinic as she demonstrates simple acupressure stimulation of the sinuses to relieve pressure and pain.

In addition to the above pressure point techniques, we recommend this Eucalyptus detox bath for congestion relief as well.

Drain Sinus & Clear Stuffy Nose in 1 Move

Drain Sinus & Clear Stuffy Nose in 1 Move | Created by Dr. Mandell

(sinus photo credit to

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