Sinusitis or sinus infection can be the result of an allergic reaction, or exposure to various bacteria, viruses or fungi. Anything from dust, pollen, pets, different food, cold weather, to perfumes and cosmetics can provoke allergic reaction and lead to sinus congestion. All these factors can trigger sinus and nasal inflammation and lead to blocked ears, nasal congestion, pain in the cheekbones and headaches.
Do You Have Sinus Infection
If you experience fever, common cold, heavy head and constant headaches – you might be having sinus infection. Chronic cough and continuous nasal discharge also indicate the same problem, as well as puffy eyes and the painful sensations in the cheek bones and your forehead.
You might consult your doctor in order to relieve sinus congestion, and he will recommend some medications to resolve the problem. However, you could also try some acupressure and relieve the pain and congestion without any drugs.
Acupressure for Sinusitis
For any acupressure, finding the right pressure points is the most important. According to this treatment, finger pressed on the right spot can bring physical relief to (at least) some of your medical problems. Finding the proper point to press will also help you to relieve your sinus problems.
Inner part of your eyebrow is the perfect spot for sinus relief. Press it with your index fingers several times, and should instantly feel better and even more relaxed after that.
Another acupressure point for sinuses is located on your hand, specifically between the web of your thumb and index finger. Press that spot for a minute and you should feel the relief. If the pressure seems to hurt or irritate your sinuses even more, skip this spot. Also, avoid the spot if you are pregnant.
Puffy eyes due to sinus infection can also be resolved using acupressure. Find the spot under the cheekbone, in the line with your pupil and press it to relieve eye tiredness.
Sinus headaches, dizziness, drainage or pressure in the ears can be cured by pressing the sides of the nostrils, bridge of the nose or the forehead with your fingertips. Frontal headache is found to respond best to the movements from the center of the head and then along the eyebrows with the pads of your thumbs.
Crease of the wrist is yet another useful acupressure point for sinusitis sufferers. Place the fingers on the crease of the wrist and then move them upwards, to get some additional sinus relief.
Eucalyptus or some other essential oil can also be used in acupressure. A drop or two of the oil can be massaged behind the ears, on the cheek bones or around the neck to relive sinus problems.