How To: Relieve sinus pain with acupressure

Relieve sinus pain with acupressure

Are your sinuses killing you? There are ways to relieve this pain by applying pressue. Learn to apply pressure to points of the body with your thumbs or fingers to relieve sinus pain.

You Will Need:
• A correct diagnosis
• A chair
• Fingers
• Pressure points
• An empty stomach
• A pencil eraser (optional)

Step 1: Diagnose correctly
Consult a doctor to determine that what you are feeling is sinus pain and nothing else.

Step 2: Get comfortable
Lie down or sit comfortably in a chair.

Step 3: Place your thumbs
Place your thumbs on the upper ridge of your eye sockets and press into the area near the bridge of your nose for one minute.

Step 4: Place your fingers
Place both of your middle fingers and index fingers beside your nostrils. Press up and underneath the cheekbones for one minute.

Step 5: Press into elbow joint
Bend your arm and place your thumb at the end of the elbow crease on the outside of your forearm. Press into the elbow joint for one minute and repeat on your opposite arm.

Step 6: Press into back of hand
Place your right thumb in the webbing between your index finger and thumb. Squeeze your thumb and index finger of your right hand together to press into the webbing and hold for one minute. Switch hands.

Step 7: Add variety
Try all of the pressure points at once or do a few a day to relieve sinus pain and pressure.

Trivia: Sinus problems affect an estimated 60 million Americans.

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