Many people deal with sinus blockage due to different reasons like colds, allergies, changes in the weather, etc. In most of the cases, they tend to reach for conventional medicines, but there are some more natural ways which can help you treat this annoying health issue.
The best part about these natural alternatives is that they are chemical-free and they are extremely effective in relieving a stuffy nose.
In this article, we are going to show you how you can remove excess mucus which is the main reason for the sinus blockages, just by applying some pressure. In order to clear the mucus and to stimulate the flow of fluid inside the nose, you need to perform the method of acupressure. As a result, you will breathe more easily.
1. First of all, make sure to push your tongue flat against the roof of the mouth while pressing your finger against the skin between the eyebrows. Hold the pressure for 20 seconds. Once you release the finger and tongue, the buildup will begin to soften and you will feel movement towards the back part of your throat.
According to Amber Lynn Vitale, a massage therapist, you should apply pressure across the eyebrows in order to encourage the movement of the mucus if your forehead sinuses are blocked. In order to do that, you need to place the fingers at the starting point of each eyebrow, close to the central point between the two. Then, make sure to lead forward so that your head is resting on the elbows.
When you feel a pressure shift after a couple of seconds, slide the fingers to the middle of each eyebrow and hold that pressure until you feel a relief. After that, you should move your fingers until the end of each brow, but make sure to hold a steady pressure or move the fingertips in circles so that you can stimulate mucus flow away from the forehead. In the end, once the fluid begins moving, you will feel pressure in the center of the head.
Up for a mini massage?
The therapist H. Wibbels recommends that you should perform a couple of quick rubs in order to lower the fluid from the head, because massage promotes proper blood flow and better circulation.
2. To perform this method, you need to push firmly with your fingertips against the collarbone notch several times, which will help you feel like clearing your throat.
3. Last but not least, you can try this amazing method as well. All you have to do is to cross your hands in order to make a V shape and use the same pumping motion on the neck sides to make the lymph fluid moving. This will help you create suction in the lymphatic system which will drain the fluid deposits in the sinuses downward, away from the head.