Acupressure Points for Sinusitis
Acupressure can relieve sinus pressure and pain by applying pressure to specific points on the body. The following are the commonly used acupressure points for sinusitis that you can do on your own. Instead of pressing with your fingers, you can also use acupressure stick. Once you learn this simple self-care technique, you can use it anywhere and anytime.
Bitong (EXTRA 7/M-HN-14)
Bitong literally means opening up the nose, it can be used to ease rhinitis, sinusitis and allergies. It is located on each side of the nose, just under the nasal bones. Use both forefingers or middle fingers and apply pressure about 1 minute each time.
Yingxiang is an acupressure point which can be used to relieve runny nose, blocked nose. It is located in the nasolabial groove, at the level of the midpoint of the lateral part of the nasal wing. Use both forefingers or middle fingers and apply pressure about 1 minute each time.
Yintang (EXTRA 2/M-HN-3)
Yintang, also known as Hall of Impression, can be used to relieve sinus congestion. It is located between the inner edges of the eyebrows. Press it lightly with your forefinger and applying pressure using small circular motions. Then, start with your forefinger right above the bridge of the nose and stroke upward towards the forehead.
Hegu, also known as Union Valley, can be used to reduce headaches and stress due to sinusitis. It is located on the highest spot of the muscle when the thumb and forefinger are brought close together. Use your thumb and apply pressure or you can do circular motion with thumb. This procedure should have been repeated for the other hand.
Quchi, also known as Crooked Pool, can be used in relieving allergies and sinus disorders. It is located on the side of the elbow, on the outer side of the arm. Use your thumb and apply pressure or you can do circular motion with thumb. This procedure should have been repeated for the other arm.