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Your FREE weekly exercise for seasonal allergies and sinus problems.
- Begin as usual sitting in a comfortable chair, feet flat on the floor, back fully supported by the back of your chair.
- Breathe in and out slowly through your nose only for 6 to 12 times.
- Using your index fingers, begin small circling motions from the base of your nostrils along the check and outward to the end of your cheekbones.
- Continue circling in this way always staring at the nostril and moving outward whenever you feel congested.
- Below is an illustration of the location of the maxillary sinuses to help you locate the correct positioning of your index fingers.
Joining the Valley (LI 4):
- You can find the acupressure point LI 4 on the illustration above from Michael Reed Gach’s book, Acupressure’s Potent Points.
- You’ll notice it is located on the hand in the webbing between your thumb and index finger. When you press those two finger together, you will notice a bulge of muscle. This acupressure point is on that bulge.
- Press firmly on one hand with the thumb of the other hand for at least one full minute while breathing in and out through your nose slowly and thoughtfully.
- You may change hands and put pressure on this point on your other hand if you wish.
- This point may be used throughout the day when you are feeling congested or have a headache from clogged sinuses and/or exposure to allergens.
Benefits: With this point, you can relieve a headaches, congestion, hay fever, sneezing and itching.