The difference between acupuncture and acupressure is that acupressure points are stimulated by hand rather than through the use of needles. There are a few useful techniques that can be done at home to alleviate symptoms of acute sinusitis.

You can apply pressure to some of the acupressure points the next time you have a sinus headache or infection. When using these points, apply a moderate amount of pressure and keep the pressure steady for 3-5 minutes until you feel the tension in the muscle relax or your pulse becomes smooth and steady. The most common points (5) are as follows:

■ Large intestine 4 (H4): located in the webbing between your thumb and index finger

■ Bitong: located at the base of the nasal bone, immediately above the junction of the lower lateral cartilage and the septum

■ Large intestine 20 (li20): located lateral to the nasal alar at its widest point

■ Stomach 2 (st2): small depression along the bone of the orbital rim, which is below the eye and directly below the pupil

Sinus Tips:
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