Applying acupressure to the sinus pressure points will relieve a sinus headache within seconds… and without the use of drugs. However, although this technique is extremely efficient, it will not treat the underlying disease. And therein lies the danger.
Sinusitis Is Not a Disease To Be Trifled With
In his book, “Quick Headache Relief Without Drugs”, Howard D. Kurland, M.D describes meeting an American woman in Hong Kong who had been given regular acupuncture treatments for sinus. The acupuncture almost completely alleviated her sinus headaches and she had been living virtually symptom-free for years.
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This lady was convinced that her sinusitis was under control until an alert physician discovered that the disease had progressed to a life-threatening point. Her bacterial sinus infection had almost completely eroded the sinus bone and was rapidly making its way to her brain.
Timely emergency neurosurgery and antibiotics saved her life.
I repeat…this disease should never be taken lightly. Regardless of whether you use acupressure, acupuncture or drugs to control the pain, if you suffer from sinusitis you should consult your health care provider on a regular basis.
Your sinusitis may or may not be dangerous… but why take unnecessary risks?
How to Locate the Sinus Pressure Points
- There is a small triangular indentation just above the bridge of the nose midway between the eyebrows; there is a bony ridge on either side. Apply firm pressure exactly in the middle of the indentation with the tip of your thumb while supporting the back of your head with the other hand. This will help to clear a stuffy nose and ease eye pain and eye fatigue. Sustain pressure for six to eight seconds. Repeat if necessary.
- Run your index finger across both eyebrows. You will find a small indentation in the bony ridge of your eye socket directly above your pupil when looking forward. Lace your fingers together, press backwards with your hands while applying firm, simultaneous pressure with the tip of your bent thumbs exactly in the center of these notches. This will help to relieve congestion in the frontal sinuses. Sustain pressure for six to eight seconds. Repeat if necessary.
- There are two similar indentations directly under the eye, located in the lower ridge of the eye socket in line with the pupils looking forward. Lower your laced hands and apply simultaneous pressure in the center of these notches by pressing downward toward the cheekbone with the tip of your bent thumbs. This will help to relieve pressure in the maxillary sinuses located in the cheekbones. Sustain pressure for six to eight seconds. Repeat if necessary.
- This point is located on the back of the hands. Feel between your thumb and index finger. Locate the point where the two bones meet. Apply pressure to the fleshy web just in front of this point. This will help relieve frontal sinus pain. Maintain the pressure for six slow breaths. Apply acupressure alternatively to both hands.
- This point is located on the top of the foot between the big toe and the second toe. Run your finger towards the ankle and locate the point where the bones of the big toe and the second toe merge. Apply moderate pressure by running your fingers forward and backward from this junction, about an inch and a half toward the toes. Maintain this stimulation for about a minute on each foot. This will help relieve sinus headaches and allergy symptoms.