Exercise #82 – Clearing Head Congestion 2


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Healing T’ai Chi

…the award-winning blog of seated exercises to balance mind, body and spirit for people of all ages and levels of fitness.

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“Empty yourself of everything.
Let the mind become still.
The ten thousand things rise and fall
while the Self watches their return.
They grow and flourish and then
return to the source.
Returning to the source is stillness,
which is the way of nature.
The way of nature is unchanging.
Knowing constancy is insight.
Not knowing constancy leads to
Tao Te Ching #16, translated by Gia Fu Feng & Jane English


These exercises provide an effective method to relieve migraines and headaches or to clear head congestion caused by allergies, sinusitis or a cold.

  1. Sit up in bed or in a comfortable chair in a quiet area of your house. 
  2. Rub your head all over as though you were shampooing your hair for at least a full minute.
  3. Then, using your thumb and index finger press upward against the hollows of the eye socket closest to the bridge of your nose.
  4. At the same time, press the thumb of your other hand in the center hollow of your neck directly underneath your skull.
  5. Hold your fingers at these two areas while you breathe in and out slowly through your nose for a full minute.
  6. Return your hands to your lap and breathe in and out through your nose again for a few seconds.

Complete your head clearing session with the pressure point Bigger Rushing (LV 3).

 LV 3

  • If you are sitting in a chair, use the heel of one foot to press on this point on your other foot.  If you are sitting on your bed, cross one leg over the other and press on this point with the thumb of your hand.  Press firmly for a full minute on each foot.
  • Reverse hands and feet and press firmly on this spot for another full minute.

Benefits: This particular point will relieve headaches, eye fatigue, allergies and arthritis.

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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~The exercises in this blog are intended for educational purposes only.  Always consult with your health care provider before beginning a new exercise program.~


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