April 12, 2012

DIY Sinus Solution

Filed under: Facts and Tips — Jennifer @ 8:21 am

Tis the season for sinus issues! The flowers are blooming, spring has sprung, which means sinus pressure and allergies have also begun. We found a wonderful article on Whole Living, that shows a simple exercise on how to help ease some of that tension.

So stuffed up that your head actually hurts? Rob Danoff, D.O., of Philadelphia’s Aria Health, suggests a facial massage. “The gentle pressure prompts the movement of mucus out through the nose or the back of the throat,” he says.

 

Try these three simple moves. Do each one sitting up, for 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat after an hour if needed.

Step 1

Using your thumb, rub the spot right between your eyebrows in a circular motion (relieves congestion in the ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses).

Step 2

Place the thumb and index finger of one hand between your eyes. Slowly slide your fingers along the tops of the eyebrows then back to center again (clears frontal sinuses).

Step 3

Return to start, then slide your fingers halfway down the sides of your nose, out along the tops of the cheekbones, then reverse (unclogs maxillary sinuses).