For this simple exercise you will only need your tongue and your thumb. Try this exercise and clear your sinuses in less than 20 seconds.
What Causes Nasal Congestion?
A stuffy nose is often a symptom of another health problem such as a sinus infection or the common cold. Thesehealth problems are usually minor, such as different allergies, nasal polyps, (noncancerous growths on the nasal passages or sinuses due to inflammation,) chemical exposures, environmental irritants and hay fever.
Thelining in the sinus cavities often gets inflamed due to irritants, bacteria or viruses and your nasal passage swells and gets blocked up. This makes it hard for you to breathe.
Nasal Congestion usually clears up within a week. However using this remedy, you will be able to breathe easily much sooner!
How To Clear Your Sinuses in 20 Seconds
Are you ready to clear your sinuses? Try this exercise and follow these simple steps:
- Push your tongue against the top of your mouth and place your thumb between your eyebrows.
- Apply pressure with your thumb for 20 seconds. Your sinuses will begin to drain.
What is The Science Behind This?
Vomerbone is a bone that runs through your nasal passages to your mouth. According to Lisa DeStefano, D.O., an assistant professor at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, this technique causes the vomer bone to rock back and forth. The back and forth motion loosens the congestion, allowing your sinuses to drain.
Four Additional DIY Remedies For Nasal Congestion
If this technique doesn’t work for you, we suggest youtry these four remedies. These remedies are made from ingredients that you already have at home.
- Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
In order to make this medicine you need to mix eight ounces of warm water with two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and one tablespoon of honey, or take one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar three times a day.Using this medicine your sinuses should clear up in couple of days.
There is also another apple cider vinegar remedy that you can try. For this remedy you need to mix half a cup of apple cider vinegar with half a cup of water, heat it on the stove, and inhale the steam with your mouth. You should note this: During the inhalation your eyes must be closed.
As you may already know turmeric contains curcumin, which contributes to this spice’s anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore turmeric can help you treat the nasal inflammation that his blocking up your sinuses, which mean that it can help you clear up your sinuses. All you need to do is sprinkle some turmeric on your meal.
Nasal Saline Rinse
Even though this is not the most comfortable solution, many rely on a saline rinse to clear up their sinuses. For making this mixture you will need a quarter teaspoon of sea salt/pickling salt and one cup of warm water. Now you need to tilt your head to one side and pour this mixture through one nostril and let it get out the other one. This way you will clear your sinuses.
Ask someone for assistance,if you have never done a saline rinse before. Also make sure that you read and follow the instructions on the package very carefully.
The oregano oil is quite expensive and it is not widely available as the other ingredients. However if you happen to get your hands on this oil, all you need to do is ingest it. You can also steam it over the stove and inhale it to effectively clear up your sinuses.