There are some really interesting pressure points on the arms and hands. You may be wondering how pressing a point on a seemingly unconnected part of the body, such as the hand could affect sinus function. It boils down to ancient eastern medical theory regarding pressure points, qi (energy) and meridian lines (which can be thought of as qi highways). Read more on that here.
Sinus Pressure Points On The Arms And Hands
Pressure Point 1: The Inner Gate
Don’t worry about the name, just look at the place. On your wrist, there is a crease at the base. Following the crease down the arm from the middle of the wrist crease, for two to four finger widths, depending on the person. You will find a spot that is tender and will likely hurt to press down. Use the tip of your thumb and press down as firmly as you can without really hurting yourself.
This point is great for increasing circulation to the sinuses and will help to ease any difficulties you have breathing.
Pressure Point 2: Between The Thumb And Index Finger
You have likely discovered this by yourself before just playing around. What you probably didn’t know was how useful this point is. It is located in the soft tissue between your thumb and index finger. To find it do the following: lie your hand flat on a table. Press your thumb against your index finger. Find the point that is raised the highest and squeeze this point with your thumb and index finger.
This is such a great point, not just for the sinuses, but also for the general tension in the neck and shoulders. It is able to help with tension headaches, sinus headaches and is great for that fuzzy feeling you get in your head.
Pressure Point 3: Finger Tips
There are several sinus pressure points on the finger tips that help with sinus conditions. To activate these points, press the finger tips one by one on both hands. You will find similar points on the toes. Pressing these points will increase circulation in the sinus and help to drain sinuses relatively quickly.
Pressure Point 4: Finger Nails
You have pressure points on the top of your finger tips right next to your finger nails. Follow this picture, pressing these points lightly. You can press them for a short while each and like the finger tips these will improve circulation and qi flow to your sinuses and other regions of the body.
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