There are few feelings more uncomfortable than that of a stuffy nose. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to avoid the onset of congestion, especially during cold winter months. Luckily, there are a number of products out there which boast their utility in relieving congestion and clearing up sinuses. Of course, turning to these products can be a useful strategy for achieving relief. For those times when you are not planning on turning to an over-the-counter remedy, though, it’s useful to have another trick up your sleeve that can relieve a stuffy nose almost instantly.

 

Alternating between pressing your tongue to the roof of your mouth and pressing on your forehead can cause your vomer bone to rock, in turn relieving congestion (healthowealth.com)

Alternating between pressing your tongue to the roof of your mouth and pressing on your forehead can cause your vomer bone to rock, which in turn may relieve congestion (healthowealth.com)

The secret to relieving a stuffy nose quickly and easily without having to depend on any medicinal products comes down to a simple acupressure method. When used properly, acupressure possesses the potential to ultimately clear congestion by loosening it.

 

To relieve congestion through acupressure requires just two simple motions: pushing your tongue against the roof of your mouth, and pressing a finger to the center of your forehead. The key is to alternate between these two motions. Continue alternating between the motions for about 20 seconds. This is all the time it should take for you to start feeling your sinuses beginning to drain.

 

The success of this technique is due to the fact that by alternating pressing on the roof of your mouth and the center of your forehead, you force your vomer bone to rock back and forth. This is the bone which runs through the nasal passages all the way to your mouth. By causing it to rock, this acupressure technique successfully loosens congestion within the nasal passage, thus allowing you to breathe more easily.

 

Next time you feel your nose stuffing up, skip the meds and see what this simple acupressure trick can do to clear up your congestion. You may even find that opening up to alternative methods for remedying your illnesses will also get you thinking outside the box in other areas of your life.

 

What are some your favorite and effective tricks for relieving a stuffy nose fast? Share your thoughts with us below or tweet me @tamarahoumi