Massage is a great way to alleviate sinus congestion

There are many natural ways to address sinus congestion. Including, but not limited to: acupuncture, NAET Allergy Elimination, herbal medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), massage, essential oils, and saline sinus cleanses.

Each has its own benefits. Acupuncture, NAET Allergy Elimination, and herbal medicine address both the symptoms and the root cause of the sinus issues. Massage, essential oils, and saline sinus cleanses address just the symptoms – but alleviating sinus congestion symptoms is nothing to, ah, sneeze at! We hope you will find this helpful during cold, flu, or allergy season.

Enjoy the step-by-step video!

The video takes you through the steps that help you alleviate your symptoms of chronic or acute sinus congestion. These self-massage techniques are also beneficial for sinus headaches. An added bonus is that, when done regularly, it can help with wrinkles!

Written Instructions on Self Massage for Sinus Congestion

Step 1: Make sure your hands are clean.

Step 2: Using your thumbs, press and massage BL 2 in a circular motion. Then swipe out over the eyebrow. You may as much pressure as you are comfortable with. You may choose to pinch along the eyebrow/ upper sinus.

Step 3: Using your index fingers, press and massage LI 20. Then swipe out over the lower sinuses passing over ST 2 and go all the way to the ears.

Extra step: Try massaging over the temples, and sweeping from between the eyebrows up to the hairline. The slower the movements, the more relaxing it is.

Extra Step: Try using an essential oil like peppermint or Breathe, by doTERRA, with a carrier oil (unscented cream or lotion, fractionated coconut oil, or sweet almond oil).

Teri Calandra, Dipl.Acu, MSTOM, L.Ac., LMT, RMT

Teri began her studies in energy medicine as part of her own personal development journey, and continues to to learn and integrate that knowledge into her practice. Teri is the founding practitioner of Calandra Center for Health and Wellness in Chicago, Illinois. She is licensed by the State of Illinois in acupuncture (L.Ac.), and board certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).