Blocked sinuses are a common problem for people of all ages. It is caused by numerous different reasons like weather changes, colds or allergies. Most people treat this problem with medications, but there are other better ways to relieve the pressure which you feel from sinus blockage.
These natural methods don`t include any chemicals, unlike the OTC meds. They use only pressure on specific points on the face to solve the problem fast and efficiently.
Applying pressure removes the excess mucus, which is the main cause of the blockage. Acupressure stimulates the flow of fluids so that the nose can be cleared of mucus, allowing you to breathe normally.
Push the tongue flat against the top of the mouth, while pressing the fingers against the area between the eyebrows. Hold the pressure for 20 seconds. When you release the pressure, you will feel a movement towards the back of the throat. This is because mucus is starting to get soft.
Amber Lynn Vitale, a massage therapist, explains how to clear a blockage in the forehead sinuses: apply pressure to the eyebrows to stimulate the movement of the mucus. Place your fingers at the beginning of each eyebrow, closer to the central part between the two and then you’re your head forward. Slide the fingers to the middle of both eyebrows, when you feel pressure, hold it until you feel relief again.
Then, continue moving the fingers towards the end of the eyebrows and hold a steady pressure or just move the fingertips in circles- this will stimulate the mucus to flow away from the forehead. At this point, you`ll feel a pressure in the center of your head.
Mini massage: massage promotes normal blood flow and improves circulation as well as oxygen and nutrient supply to body cells. Therapist H. Wibbels says that, when you feel pressure from the sinuses, you need to rub your head quickly to lower the fluids accumulated in the head.
- First, push hard against the collarbone notch using the fingertips. If you`re doing it properly, you`ll feel like clearing your throat. When the pressure reduces, the ears may suddenly open up, which is very normal.
- Cross the hands in a V shape and use the same pumping motion on the neck sides to stimulate lymph flow. This will create suction in the lymphatic system, helping the drainage of the accumulated fluids in the sinuses, away from the head, resulting in instant relief.