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How To Clear Your Sinuses Without Drugs In 60 Seconds
What Is the Drug-Free Way to Clear the Sinuses?
If you have a serious illness like the flu which is causing the sinus pressure, you should still take your medicine. However, you will still benefit from using this technique to clear your sinuses.
By applying pressure to the sinuses with the hands in a specific way, you can utilize the force of gravity to drain your sinuses naturally and breathe easier. Here’s how to do it:
1. Position your body so that you are leaning back at a 45-degree angle. This is important for helping drain the fluid in your sinuses.
2. While sitting back in this position, turn your head to the side and rub the sternocleidomastoid muscle up and down, about four or five times (this is the muscle on the side of the neck which begins below the ear and runs down the collarbone). Turn your head again and repeat on the other side.
3. With your fingers, rub the sides of your nose, just below where the bony upper section meets the softer, lower part. Massage these areas in a circular motion as hard as you can for about 20 seconds. After this, rub the same area and the parts of the nose connecting to the cheek bones to relax them further.
4. After this, locate the super orbital notch, on top of the eye socket above the eyes. Massage these notches, again, in a circular motion, for 20 seconds. Then move to the forehead, and massage above the eyes in an outward motion (pulling toward the ears) for another 20 seconds or so.
The pressure exerted on the sinuses by these massages, combined with the angle of your body, will cause the mucus to drain out the sinuses and back down the throat. You will be able to breathe easier and be free of headaches and congestion.
Obviously the old saying about an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure still applies here. You can avoid many sinus issues by keeping your living space clean to reduce dust accumulation, using a humidifier, and eating a balanced, healthy diet to ensure a strong immune system.
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Still, sinus pressure happens to almost everyone at some point. The next time you are experiencing sinus discomfort, try this technique before resorting to an over-the-counter drug. Sometimes it may be all you need to breathe free again.