Exercise #251 – Exercise and Acupressure Point for Seasonal Allergies, Part 5

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Your FREE weekly exercise:

Ethmoid sinus rub:

  1. Sit as usual in a comfortable chair with your feet flat on the floor and your back fully supported by the back of your chair.
  2. Breathe in and out through your nose for 6 to 12 slow, thoughtful breaths.
  3. Using your index fingers rub firmly along the  sides of your nose in a circle upward toward the top of your nose.  the illustration below shows the location of the ethmoid sinuses.
  4. Continue pressing and circling your fingers for a few seconds.

, ethmoid sinuses

Facial Beauty (St 3):

Take a look at the illustration below to locate the acupressure point labeled St 3.


  • You can find this point below your cheekbone directly below the pupils of your eyes.
  • Press firmly on these two point for no less than a full minute while breathing slowly in and out through your nose and concentrating on sending your energy to these two acupressure points.
  • You can use these acupressure points any time during the day when your sinuses  feel particularly stuffed up.

Benefits:  This acupressure point will relieve head congestion, burning eyes, a stuffy nose and eye strain.


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