Acupressure Points for Sinus Allergies

March 17, 2023
4 mins

Acupuncture Points Mentioned in this Article

Sinus allergies afflict many each year and come with the changes of the seasons. Common symptoms include:

  • Sinus congestion
  • Itching of the nose and eyes
  • Recurrent sneezing
  • Clear nasal discharge

Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective of Sinus Allergies

In the realm of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), sinus allergies are often viewed as "nasal diseases." Based on clinical symptoms, TCM categorizes sinus issues into several types, each with its own distinct characteristics. TCM believes that the health of the nose is directly related to the state of the lungs, making the nose a reflection of lung health. Therefore, the treatment of these nasal conditions involves the rejuvenation and proper channeling of the lung's qi, or life force.

Pressure Points for Sinus Allergies in Hands and on Wrist

Great Abyss Point (Taiyuan 太淵穴) LU9 Acupoint

Great Abyss is noted not just for soothing wrist discomfort but also for allergy symptoms. It addresses coughs, chest pain, and digestive difficulties. Additionally, it provides relief from fatigue, strains, eye strain, joint pain, and proves helpful when massaged during episodes of hand stiffness and arm pain.

Where is Acupressure Point LU9?

Great Abyss is found on the wrist crease, near the outer side of two noticeable tendons.

How to find Acupuncture Point LU9?

  1. Hold your hand in front of you with the palm facing upwards.
  2. Lightly bend your wrist to create a crease.
  3. Observe two tendons becoming visible on the crease.
  4. Identify the point on the crease, on the outer side of these tendons.

Union Valley (Hegu 合谷) LI4 Acupoint

Union Valley is utilized for surface relief and lung clearing related to allergies. It provides relief from various mouth and facial issues, headaches, oral inflammation, and aids in managing conditions like sore throats, fevers, neuralgia, stomach discomfort, fluctuating blood pressures, toothaches, menstrual pain, and common colds, and also has aesthetic benefits like aiding in clearing acne and smoothing rough skin.

Where is Acupuncture Point LI4?

The Union Valley Acupoint resides about an inch and a half above the juncture of your thumb and index finger.

How to find Acupressure Point LI4?

  1. Hold your hand palm-up.
  2. Locate the area where your thumb and index finger join, often referred to as the "tiger's mouth."
  3. Move about 1.5 inches towards your wrist from this junction.
  4. Apply mild pressure to confirm the spot; you may feel a slight soreness or sensitivity.

Broken Sequence Point (列缺 Lieque) LU7 Acupressure Point

Broken Sequence is acclaimed for enhancing lung function and addressing discomfort caused by allergies. It is recognized for managing lung-related issues, including chronic bronchitis and coughs, and provides relief for toothache, physical asymmetry, arm pain and paralysis, and neck pain, particularly useful in managing discomfort from rheumatism or recurrent issues during season changes.

Where is Acupuncture Point LU9?

Broken Sequence can be found approximately an inch and a half upwards from the crease of your wrist, on the thumb side.

How to find Acupressure Point LU9?

  1. Place your hand palm-up.
  2. Start from the wrist crease on the thumb side.
  3. Move approximately 1.5 inches towards the elbow.
  4. The point is there and may be more sensitive or slightly pulsating upon pressure.

Pressure Points for Sinus Allergies on Head

Gathering Bamboo Point (Zan Zhu 攢竹) BL2 Acupoint

Gathering Bamboo offers alleviation for nasal conditions and conjunctivitis, reduces eye bag swelling, beautifies facial skin, eliminates eye fatigue, and treats headaches and head heaviness, among others. It also displays effectiveness for constant tearing and dizziness.

Where is Acupuncture Point BL20?

Gathering Bamboo is situated at the inner start of your eyebrows, within a small depression.

How to find the Acupressure Point BL2?

  1. Gently touch the inside start of either eyebrow with a finger.
  2. Explore the small depressed area found there.
  3. Feel for a subtle tendon; the point is located here.

Wind Pool Point (Fengchi 風池穴) GB20 Acupoint

Wind Pool, proficient in dispelling wind and cold, assists in managing symptoms like joint pain, fever, coughing, and fatigue due to colds, also addressing various cold symptoms. Moreover, this point can alleviate conditions such as insomnia, neck stiffness, stroke symptoms, headaches, dizziness, and pain in the waist/back and eyes, and even assist during hangovers and cases of a kinked neck.

Where is the Acupressure Point GB20?

The Wind Pool Acupoint is located at the back of your head, in a depression below a bone protrusion near your ear.

How to find the Acupuncture Point GB20?

  1. Begin by finding the base of your skull behind your ears.
  2. Move your fingers slightly below this bone protrusion.
  3. Identify the indented area close to the hairline, which might be sensitive or slightly painful when pressed.

Pressure Points for Allergy Headaches

Seal Hall Point (Yintang 印堂) Extra Acupoint

Seal Hall, along with Taiyang, can disperse cold and alleviate pain, especially useful for headaches. Yin Tang is effective in offering relief from nasal congestion and symptoms due to nasal polyps or pus, proving highly effective for various nasal conditions and mitigating issues due to chronic rhinitis or sinusitis like headaches and nosebleeds.

Where is Acupressure Point Yin Tang?

The Seal Hall Acupoint is positioned in the middle area between your left and right eyebrows.

How do I find Acupuncture Point Yin Tang?

  1. Find a comfortable position sitting or standing.
  2. Use your finger to feel the area between your eyebrows.
  3. Identify the slight indent in the middle.

Supreme Yang (Taiyang 太陽) Extra Acupoint

Supreme Yang, in conjunction with Yintang, provides a means to disperse cold and alleviate pain, becoming especially relevant for addressing headaches, and therefore, can be added for such conditions.

Where is Acupressure Point Supreme Yang?

The Supreme Yang point is where your temples are on the sides of your head.

How to find Supreme Yang Acupuncture Point?

  1. Position a finger on the tail end of your eyebrow.
  2. Slide towards the temple, reaching the bone.
  3. Find the small indentation where the point is located.

How Acupressure Points Can Relieve Sinus Allergies (Hay Fever)?

Acupressure can naturally alleviate the symptoms of Sinus Allergies by stimulating specific points like Supreme Yang, Seal Hall, Wind Pool, Great Abyss, Broken Sequence. Sinus Allergies can cause discomfort for many. Acupressure offers a natural method to potentially alleviate this discomfort.

Here are some practical tips to get the most out of these acupressure techniques:

  • Create a serene environment: Choose a quiet space where distractions are minimal. This calm setting will enhance your focus and heighten the healing effects of acupressure.

  • Deep breathing: Initiate your session by inhaling and exhaling deeply. This not only calms your mind but also prepares your body for the acupressure session, making it more receptive to the process.

  • Clean hands: Hygiene is essential. Ensure that your hands are clean before you start. This will prevent any potential infections, especially when dealing with sensitive areas.

  • Consistency is key: Regular application of these acupressure techniques is more beneficial than sporadic sessions. Aim to integrate these into your daily or weekly routine for a sustained impact

Individual responses can vary. If these acupressure techniques don't offer the relief you're seeking, consider consulting with a licensed acupuncturist or TCM practitioner for tailored advice.

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Incorporating acupressure into your routine can be a natural way to manage Carpal Tunnel symptoms and promote overall hand and wrist health. Prioritize your wellness and consider this ancient technique as a potential solution.

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