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Get the lowdown on acupressure, and how it differs from acupuncture, in this Howcast video series on the popular alternative therapy. You'll learn how to use acupressure to stop a cough and how to use it to relieve nausea, menstrual cramps, insomnia, a stuffy nose, and sinus pain. It just takes knowing exactly where to apply the pressure.
You Will Need
- A correct diagnosis
- A chair
- Pressure points
- An empty stomach
- A pencil eraser (optional)
Consult a doctor to determine that what you are feeling is sinus pain and nothing else.
Lie down or sit comfortably in a chair.
Place your thumbs
Place your thumbs on the upper ridge of your eye sockets and press into the area near the bridge of your nose for one minute.
Place your fingers
Place both of your middle fingers and index fingers beside your nostrils. Press up and underneath the cheekbones for one minute.
Press into elbow joint
Bend your arm and place your thumb at the end of the elbow crease on the outside of your forearm. Press into the elbow joint for one minute and repeat on your opposite arm.
Press into back of hand
Place your right thumb in the webbing between your index finger and thumb. Squeeze your thumb and index finger of your right hand together to press into the webbing and hold for one minute. Switch hands.
Try all of the pressure points at once or do a few a day to relieve sinus pain and pressure.