Many of my clients suffer from sinus pain, and the spring allergy season brings out the worst of it. While here are the obvious over-the-counter remedies and holistic approaches to get relief, if you can avoid the triggers in the first place, the pain will not be there, right? But who wants to stay indoors on a beautiful spring day?
Here are a few acupressure points, along with some other helpful tips, can ease the pain when it occurs.
Acupressure Points for Sinus Pain
Apply firm pressure and hold each for 3 – 4 minutes with fingers at a 90 degree angle in relation to the face or head while the chin is horizontal to the ground:
->the indentation of the inner eye next to where the bridge of the nose meets the eyebrows.
->the area below the center of the nose above the lip
->at the base of the nostrils just outside of them
Tips for Relief
-> Use an ice pack apply to sinus areas ~ forehead and over the bridge of nose toward base of eyes
-> Try a neti pot to irrigate the tissues and it’s linings
-> Drink adequate water throughout your day.
-> Use aromatherapy Steam – boil water in a pot, turn off heat, add some rosemary leaves or a few drops of eucalyptus. Then put a towel over your head, and put your face over the pot to breathe in the steam for several minutes. -> Get a Sinus Relief Massage ~ preferably by a therapist who has a specialty in acupressure facial techniques
-> See your doctor if there are signs of infection or pain lasts several days.
By doing these simple things, you should be able to relax and enjoy the spring ~ even for the hardest hit sinus sufferer.