Nothing brings more discomfort and annoyance than a stuffy nose and inflamed sinuses.
Even the simplest of colds or allergy can cause a reaction in the sinuses, and the first we normally do, it turn to medications.
However, sometimes it is wise to put the med son hold and turn to a more natural approach to treat this problem. It will be amazing to learn that only your fingers can 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
One Reddit user, known as gymfork suggests that acupressure can be truly effective for unclogging the nose and dealing with other sinus-related problems.
The point that requires stimulation is located in the oral cavity. Push 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.
As a second option, you can press tongue against the roof of your mouth while pressing between your eyebrows simultaneously.
The in-between eyebrow spot is called Yintang acupoint, and Dr. Joseph M. Helms, president of Helms Medical Institute and author of Acupuncture Energetics: A Clinical Approach for Physicians explains this best.
Trick #2: Apply Pressure Across Your Eyebrows
This technique works best for upper sinuses and for stuffy nose.
Amber Lynn Vitale, a massage therapist claims that by only moving fingers across eyebrows you can get the desired relief.
Rest head on elbows and place fingers on each eyebrow beginning, where they do not meet. Lean forward and when the pressure shifts, slide fingers to the middle of each eyebrow.
Release fingers when you feel relief, and slide fingers to the ends of each eyebrow. As Vitale explains, here you should hold firm pressure or move 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, Heather Wibbels 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 by using same rubbing motion Ion 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.
Keep Your Sinuses Active!
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.