Nothing brings more discomfort and annoyance than a stuffy nose and inflamed sinuses.
Sometimes even the simplest cold or allergy can cause a reaction in the sinuses, and the first thing we normally do is turn to medications.
However, it is wise to put the meds on hold and turn to a more natural approach to treat this problem. The most amazing thing actually is that you need only your fingers to help you deal with stuffed sinuses, and very quickly too.
The secret is in the finger stimulation onto a certain spot.
Trick #1: Use Your Tongue & Press Between Eyebrows
Acupressure can be truly effective for unclogging your nose and dealing with other sinus-related problems. The point that requires stimulation is located in the oral cavity.
Push your tongue flat against the roof of the mouth, and push a finger against the skin between your eyebrows at the same time.
Put pressure for 20 seconds, and release. After you finish you will feel the mucus moving through the throat which means the technique worked. The in-between eyebrow spot is called the Yintang acupoint.
Trick #2: Apply Pressure Across Your Eyebrows
This technique works best for upper sinuses and for stuffy nose. One massage therapist claims that by only moving fingers across eyebrows you can get the desired relief.
Rest your head on your elbows and place your fingers on each eyebrow beginning from where they do not meet.
Lean forward and when the pressure shifts, slide the fingers to the middle of each eyebrow. Release your fingers when you feel relief, and slide them to the ends of each eyebrow.
You should hold firm pressure or move your fingertips in circles. This encourages the fluid to move away from the nose and sinuses.
Trick #3: Take a Second for a Mini-Massage
Another massage therapist, offers another option on how you can get rid of mucus inside the nose and sinuses. All you need are a few quick rubs. In case you find this unpleasant, you can try something else. Cross hands to form a V shape and rub both sides of your neck.
This will release the lymph fluid. Both techniques vacuum the fluid stuck in your sinuses and move it away from the head.
Forget the meds when treating your sinuses and use pressure instead. By hitting the right spots with both your fingers and thumbs, you will get rid of troubling fluid and clear the nose and sinuses effectively.