3 Tips to Unclog Sinuses by Applying Pressure


Patricia Aleckzandra | Vigorbuddy

Of all the thing that you can suck at, it is breathing. And it does not only apply to people with asthma but with colds, flu and allergies as well (if you know what I mean). The change of weather may also leave your sinuses blocked. Most people who experience sinus blockage usually turn to pharmaceutics to get rid of the mucus. But don’t turn to your medicines yet. One can be relived from stuffy nose through putting pressure on natural pressure points of the body.

Tip #1: Put pressure on you mouth and between eyebrows.

To avoid turning to pills that will make the mucus disappear, let’s try moving the fluid out of the head.

According to a Reddit user gymfork, acupressure is one of the best techniques for this. By placing pressure on certain points on the body, it helps and supports fluid flow clearing our noses and making us breathe freely again.

Gymfork suggest putting pressure on the roof of the mouth by pushing the tongue to it, while pressing a finger against the skin between the eyebrow. Keeping pressure on these points for about twenty seconds will give you the relief you wanted.

In case the method does not work for you, try these pressures separately. Alternately put pressure in the mouth and on the eyebrow for a short period of time. Dr. Joseph M. Helms, president of Helms Medical Institute and author of Acupuncture Energetics: A Clinical Approach for Physicians, identified the point-in between the eyebrows as Yintang acupoint.

Tip #2: Pressure Across the Eyebrow

Sinuses can climb up to your head. If this happens, you might want to try a different pressure point that will clear both upper sinuses and nose.

Amber Lynn Vitale, massage therapist, applying pressure across your eyebrows can encourage movement of the fluid in this area.

Put your fingers at the beginning of the left and right brows and lean forward so your head rests on your elbows. After a few moments, the pressure will start moving. Move your fingers to the middle of each eyebrow.

Hold it until you feel a mild lightness, then move your fingers to the end of your brows. At this point, move your fingers in a circular motion to stimulate the flow of fluid away from the forehead.

Tip #3: Use Mini-Massage

Massage therapist Heather Wibbels points out that a few quick rubs can help get rid from the fluids in your head.

Using the fingertips, apply a firm pressure against the notch of your collarbone repeatedly to move the fluid downwards. A sign to know whether the process is working is when you feel the need to clear your throat, and ears might also suddenly open up when the pressure releases.

If this makes you feel uncomfortable, try making a V-shape by crossing your hands and use the same pumping motion on the side of your neck. This will help the released of lymphatic fluids. The lymphatic system will vacuum the fluid residing in your sinuses away from your head.

Move Those Sinuses

No matter how stuffy your nose may be, turning to that medicine cabinet isn’t the easiest and quickest way to unclog them. With the right pressure points, you can actually redirect the fluid that is causing your discomfort.

Happy acupressure!