Exercise #80 – Relieving Nasal Congestion 2


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Tao Te Ching # 8, translated by Gia Fu Feng & Jane English


Relieving Nasal Congestion #2

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This is a very effective way to relieve pressure and stuffiness in your sinuses.  

  1. Breathe through your nose only during this exercise.  Sit back in your chair as usual or rest your elbows on a tabletop to give yourself more leverage.
  2. Press your middle fingers or thumbs firmly on the indentations of the inner eye socket where the bridge of the nose meets the bony ridge of your eyebrows.
  3. Continue to press on these spots for at least a full minute.  Then, pinch your eyebrows lightly between your thumbs and index fingers and slide your fingers from the inner edge (the area closest to your nose)to the outer edge of your eyebrows.  Continue to slide your fingers from the spot closest to your nose to the end of your eyebrows at least 12 times. 

 Try the pressure point Penetrate Heaven (B 7) to supplement the exercise above.

pressure point B7
(from Acupressure’s Potent Points by Michael Reed Gach)
  • To find this point, slide your fingers from the backs of your ears to the top of your skull.
  • About 1 thumb width below the center of your skull is the pressure point, Penetrate Heaven (B 7).
  • Press firmly on one or both sides for at least a full minute.  You can use this effective point as often as you wish.

Benefits: This is an effective point to relieve headaches, a stuffy nose, a weak sense of smell or nasal and head congestion.

Don’t forget to drink water at the end of your exercise session or any time you begin to feel thirsty.  A Word of Caution…If you have or have had problems with your kidneys, please consult your physician.


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