Neck and Head Pressure Points

There are a couple of great pressure points for relieving sinus pressure associated with sinus conditions on the neck and around the base of the skull. These pressure points are located in the hollow, soft points as the neck meets the skull.

Sinus Pressure Points On The Neck And Head

Pressure Point 1: Top Of The Neck

Press the hollow between the top of the spine and the skull.

Press the hollow between the top of the spine and the skull.

This is a point directly in the middle of the neck and right up the top where it meets the skull. You can activate it by pressing the point in between the top of the spine and the skull with your thumb. Hold it down for around 5 minutes.

It’s a fantastic point for regulating breathing patterns, loosening tension in the head and generally helping to relieve symptoms of sinusitis. It also helps to fight the effects of the common cold. It has an added benefit of aiding mental clarity.

Pressure Point 2: Two Thumbs Apart

Starting from the middle, move your thumbs outwards and find the next two hollows at the base of the skull

Starting from the middle, move your thumbs outwards and find the next two hollows at the base of the skull

Another great point to relieve sinus pressure is on the neck near the base of the skull, these points are located just to each side of the top of the neck point. To locate this point, place both of your thumbs on your top of the neck point and slowly bring them apart, following the line of the base of the skull outwards until you feel hollow points. You thumbs will at this point be about 3 inches or 7-8 centimeters apart. To activate the point, press in and up a little bit. The pressure point will likely feel tender at this point. Press and hold for around 5 minutes.

Also check out the sinus pressure points on the face, arms & hands and legs & feet.