Medically known as sinusitis, a sinus infection occurs when your nasal cavities become swollen and inflamed.
Sinusitis is an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses. Healthy sinuses are filled with air. But when they become blocked and filled with fluid, germs can grow and cause an infection.
How to unblock your nose only with your fingers:
Trick #1: Use Your Tongue & Press between Eyebrows
To relieve your upper or frontal sinuses, use the point, located at the bridge of your nose. This mental stress point is located in the indentation of your upper eye socket, where the bridge of the nose meets the ridge of your eyebrows.Push tongue flat against the roof of the mouth, and push a finger against the skin between your eyebrows at the same time.Put pressure for 20 seconds, and release.
One of the most famous and most commonly used acupuncture points on the body is named Yintang, or Hall of Impression. This point lies midway between the medial ends of the eyebrows, in the area designated by many cultures as the “third eye”.
Trick #2: Apply Pressure across Your Eyebrows
Located just to the side of the nostril, press both sides down at the same time. It will help the sinuses to drain more effectively and is fantastic for relieving pain in behind the cheeks. Use two fingers and press against these points with your fingers at 90 degrees to the face.
Most people with sinus infection face this congestion, which makes it hard for them to breathe. Long usage of medical sprays and drops can worsen this condition. Though there are many painful treatments to clear up nasal congestion, acupuncture has some simple methods to help relieve sinus congestion naturally.
Trick #3: Take a Second for a Mini-Massage
Mucus also known as sputum is a sticky, gelatinous material that lines your lungs, throat, mouth, nose, and sinuses.
It’s produced by membranes in the nose and sinuses known as the mucous membranes.
People with chronic sinus problems who are constantly blowing their noses understandably want the goo gone. Over-the-counter antihistamines and decongestants are one way to do this.
Keep Your Sinuses Active!
Sinusitis is usually caused by infection, although swelling from allergies can mimic the symptoms of pressure, pain and congestion. Usually the infection that causes sinusitis is bacterial, though viral and fungal infections can also cause the condition.
Obstructions within the nasal cavity or sinuses such as a crooked partition between the nostrils (deviated septum) or nasal polyps (small growths on the mucous membrane) can lead to sinusitis by preventing the drainage of mucous and creating a breeding ground for infection.