Breathing clearly and easily seems hard to ever come again, when a stuffy nose hits. Some of the factors that can be the reason for blocking our sinuses are: changes of weather, allergies or colds.
Maybe, a medication seems the only option left for treating it, but don’t break the medication just yet – because it to relieve the pressure of stuffy nose, head and ears can be easily as touching a pressure point.
1. First trick – use your tongue and press between your eyebrows
When we want to do some nose – clearing cold and to find some allergy remedies, we often look for pills which can make the mucus to disappear. But we should try to move the fluid out of the head, instead of this method.
This is exactly where acupressure comes in, points Reddit user gymfork. The stimulation of fluid flow can be made by some placing pressure on certain points of the body, such as our mouths and this can make our noses breathing clearly.
Gymfork also suggests some pushing of the tongue flat against the roof of our mouth, while you simultaneously push a finger against the skin between your eyebrows. For 20 seconds period, hold pressure against these points, and in the next moment, you will feel relief from the symptoms. When you release the tongue and soften the finger, as the buildup softens, you will feel some movement towards the back of the throat.
If this method doesn’t work, you can try between pressing your tongue against the roof of your mouth and pressing between your eyebrows. According to Dr. Joseph M. Helms, the president of the Helms Medical Institute, as well as author of Acupuncture Energies: A Clinical Approach for Physicians, the place where the nasion is located is called Yintang acupoin, which is the point between your eyebrows.
2. Second trick – Applying pressure across the eyebrows
When you feel some rising of your stuffed sinuses in the higher reaches of your head, you will need to try to pressure a different point, in order to clear the nose and the upper sinuses.Amber Lynn Vitale is a massage therapist, that explains how by moving across the eyebrows, the movement of the so called “stuck” fluid can be encouraged.
What you will need to do?
First, you will need to place your fingers at the beginning of each eyebrow, but be sure it is closer to the center, where they don’t meet. After that lean forward and let your head to rest on your elbows. After feeling the pressure shifted after a few seconds, just slide your fingers to the middle of each of the eyebrows. Hold like that until you feel a slight lightness once again. Move the fingers to the end of each brow.
According to Vitale, you should either hold a steady pressure or move your fingertips in tiny circles, in order to stimulate the fluid flow away from your forehead. So, you will feel that the pressure which was in the centre of your head dispersed, when the things get flowing.
3. Third trick – Take a second for a mini – massage
As massages do miracles to the rest parts of our body, we should also try a mini – massage that will be very helpful when feeling a ‘knot’ of building a sinus pressure in our head. Heather Wibbels is a massage therapist that suggests pulling fluid from our head by several quick rubs.
In order to do this method, first use your fingertips to repeatedly push firmly against the notch of the collarbone and in that way you will make the fluid moving downwards. When you feel a need of clearing your throat, and opening of your ears when the pressure releases, you will know that the process is working, says Wibbles. Dr. Wibbles also suggests some other different method, if this one is uncomfortable for you. By crossing your hands, you make the V shape and by using the same pumping motion on your neck sides, you will get to release your lymph fluid. The action and the fingertip pulses make a section in the lymphatic system, which can vacuum the fluid which is residing in your sinuses downward and away from your head.
KEEP YOUR SINUSES MOVING
It is not important what the cause for your stuffed and blocked sinuses was, because the easiest and quickest way for treating them is not turning to medications. By using a little pressure on your right points, as well as using your tongue, you can get rid of the problematic fluid, drawing it from its source of blockage and in that way you will also clear all of your head’s senses.