What is Acupressure?
According to the Acupressure Institute of Berkeley, California, “Acupressure
is an ancient healing art developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago
that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the
skin to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. When
these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote
the circulation of blood and the body's life force energy to aid
healing.” Some say that applying the right pressure to certain
areas of the body can help relieve symptoms of sinusitis and sinus
Acupressure as a Sinusitis Treatment
A person suffering from sinus pain may notice relief when applying
pressure to certain areas on the head and face such as either
side of the nostrils, the sides of the bridge of the nose, or
the middle of the forehead between the eyebrows. These are all
acupressure points that have been used in therapy for sinus relief.
However, acupressure for sinus relief is not solely focused on
pressure points in the face and head. There are also spots on
the back of the neck and the top of the hands that have been
thought of to provide relief for sinusitis sufferers when pressure
is put on them.
While it is vitally important to consult with your physician if
sinus medications are not working for you, acupressure for sinus
relief may be an alternative source of sinus care to bring up to
your medical professional. If you are new to acupressure, your
best bet (after consulting with your doctor) would be to go to
a certified acupressure professional for your first treatment.
Professionals can usually provide tips for at home sinusitis care.
Experimenting with acupressure for sinus relief
may help to ease the pain and pressure of this debilitating problem
than medication or help sinus sufferers to avoid the need for sinus
surgery. If traditional methods of sinus relief aren’t
working, holistic treatments such as acupressure can be a welcomed