Acupressure or massaging specific points on the body can relieve stuffy nose and cold and flu symptoms. It is similar to acupuncture in the sense that both the practice touches same pressure points but they are different because acupuncture uses needles but acupressure uses only fingers. You can perform it by yourself or with assistance from others or seek help from a trained professional. It is a natural process and good for those who want to get rid of stuffy nose or other cold symptoms without invasive procedures or medication.
The practice massaging various points on the body which are thought to increase energy flow is known as acupressure. Cold symptoms block such points so energy cannot flow naturally through the body. Massaging specific acupressure points on your head, face and neck remove the block and allows energy flow naturally through the body and get rid of various cold symptoms including stuffy nose, headache or cough.
How to Start Acupressure?
Wash your hands thoroughly before start messaging. Rub both hands together and make them warm as this motion reduces stress while increasing energy flow. Apply one or two drops of essential oil to the fingertips to increase feelings of calm and relaxation. Use the tips of your fingers and press firmly when touching pressure points.
What Are the Points to Give Attention?
There are four acupressure points that could relieve congestion and stuffy nose including, facial beauty, third eye point, drilling bamboo and nose rub.
It is located at the bottom of the cheekbone, directly below the pupil. By rubbing the point you could get relieve of stuffy nose, head congestion, burning eyes, eye fatigue, and eye pressure. To rub the point, use the first two fingers of each hand. Place fingers just below the cheekbone and stay in line with the pupils. Make small circles, close your eyes and try to stay relaxed. Continue for one to two minutes and repeat if necessary.
Third Eye Point
Located directly between the eyebrows, in the indentation where the bridge of the nose meets the center of your forehead. Acupressure on this point is helpful in relieving stuffy nose, headache and congestion. Rub this area with two fingers for one to two minutes and repeat the process if necessary.
The point is located in the indentations of the eye sockets where the bridge of the nose meets the ridge of the eyebrows. Use your two middle fingers to rub the acupressure point. Make small circles for one to two minutes and repeat if necessary. Drilling bamboo helps in relieving colds, sinus congestion, frontal headaches, and tired eyes.
It means rubbing the both sides of the nose near the nostrils. Place two middle fingers and rub gently back and forth. It is useful to relieve stuffy nose, sinus pain and congestion. Do it for one to two minutes and repeat if necessary.