Exercise #247 – Exercise and Acupressure Point for Seasonal Allergies, Part 1

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Side-of-the-nose rub:

  1. Begin as usual by sitting on a comfortable chair, feet flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart, back fully supported by the back of your chair.
  2. Breathe in and out through your nose slowly and thoughtfully for 6 to 12 times.
  3. Continue breathing normally as you rub alongside your nose on both sides beginning at the mid-point of the nose bone.
  4. Rub with a firm but gentle downward motion from the mid-point and all the way under the cheekbone to the middle in line with the pupils of your eyes.
  5. Continue the downward rubbing motion for at least a full minute while relaxing and breathing in and out through your nose in the normal way.
  6. You may repeat this sinus-clearing, nose rub off and on during the day as necessary.

Drilling Bamboo (B 2):


  • Look for the acupressure points on the illustration above that are labeled B 2.  This illustration is from Michael Reed Gach’s book, Acupressure’s Potent Points.
  • Press on both sides at the same time with your thumbs.  Press as firmly as you can tolerate for no less than a full minute while you breathe naturally in and out through your nose.
  • You can use these acupressure points any time to relieve sinus pressure.

Benefits:  These highly effective acupressure points will relieve sinus pressure and pain.  They are also helpful for clearing blurry vision, red and watery eyes, and eyestrain.  Try these points for headaches and hay fever.


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