Acupressure Benefits for Sinusitis

Depending on what medical report you read, between 37 – 40 million Americans suffer from chronic sinusitis.  Today we will look at how acupressure can help relieve and open our sinuses.

To relieve your upper or frontal sinuses, locate the acupoints Urinary Bladder 2 (B 2), on the inner edge of the eyebrow above the inner corner of each eye. Apply acupressure with your thumbs or fingers pressing upwards against the bony socket above the eyes.

To open the sinuses in the cheek, use the following acupoints - Large Intestine 20 (LI 20) and Stomach 3 (St 3).  Locate LI 20 in the groove in the middle of the outside edge of the nostril.  Rest the thumbs against the jaw-bone for support and  apply acupressure, pressing gently against the bone of the nose on both sides with the middle or index fingers.  Locate St 3 on the cheek directly below the pupil of the eyes and level with the outside edge of the nostril.  Again rest thumbs against the jaw-bone for support and apply acupressure with middle or index fingers perpendicularly, pressing against the cheekbone on both sides.

It is recommended that each of these points be held for about 2 to 3 minutes. Then relax immediately afterward for longer lasting results.