by Dani Foster, R.TCMP, R.Ac.
For many, allergy season has arrived full force leading to aggravating symptoms such as frequent sneezing, itchy eyes and nose, scratchy throat and painful sinus headaches. Sinus self-care acupressure can help reduce these symptoms and alleviate some of the pain associated with sinus headaches or infections. Following the simple routine below on a daily basis can help to ease pain and relieve some of the symptoms related to seasonal allergies.
Daily Sinus Acupressure Routine:
Apply gentle firm pressure to each of the following locations on both sides of your face with your thumbs or index fingers, making small circles 10 times in each location:
- At the inner end of the eyebrows
- At the middle of the eyebrows
- On the forehead, above the middle of the eyebrows
- At the outer end of the eyebrows
- At the sides of the nostrils
- At the sides of the nose
- On the cheekbones, in line with the pupil of the eye
** Follow this by applying pressure to the area between the thumb and index finger – find the area that gives the most sensation, press 3-5 times, holding for several seconds each time.
Looking for more lasting relief?
Acupuncture treatment can not only help relieve the symptoms of seasonal allergies but can help to moderate the immune system and reduce sensitivity to some allergens. This can lead to decreased reliance on antihistamines and improved quality of life.
Dani offers acupuncture sessions at Rocky Point Wellness Clinic on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Click here to learn more about Dani.