How To: Relieve a stuffy nose with acupressure

Relieve a stuffy nose with acupressure

Learn how to relieve a stuffy nose with acupressure. Got a cold? Breathe easier with a move from the ancient Chinese medicinal technique, acupressure.

You Will Need

* Two hands

WARNING: If you feel pain when using acupressure, stop immediately. Pregnant women should not use acupressure.

Step 1. Press under your cheekbone

Using your index fingers, press the areas at the bottom of your cheekbones, directly below your pupils. Called the Facial Beauty points, they are also believed to be an effective location for toning facial muscles.

Step 2. Keep the pressure on

Place strong pressure on the points and hold it for 30 seconds to a minute.

To make it more effective, press up toward your eyes as well as in toward your jaw.

Step 3. Repeat

Repeat several times a day.

FACT: Your nose can produce up to three quarts of mucus every day.

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