You Need This Sinus Pressure-Relieving Hack For Allergy Season

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The sun is shining, the temperature is rising and we are … sneezing our brains out. It’s allergy season, friends and along with it comes watery eyes, itchy skin and sinus pressure that just won’t quit. People who have really bad allergies already know that sinus pressure is the absolute worst. But before you lose hope altogether (or drug yourself up with a handful of different pharmaceuticals), give this sinus pressure-relieving trick a try. It’s all natural and works in less than 30 seconds.

How To Do It

First, push your tongue against the roof of your mouth. Then place your pointer finger on the skin in between your eyebrows above the bridge of your nose. Apply pressure (but not too much!) with your finger for 20 seconds or so as you continue pressing your tongue into the roof of your mouth. When you let go, you should start to feel a little movement in the back of your throat and your sinuses beginning to drain.

Why It Works

This trick is a basic use of acupressure. It causes the vomer bone — a small, thin, plow-shaped, midline bone that occupies and divides your nasal cavity — to rock slightly. And that movement helps to loosen congestion and begin clearing your sinuses. It’s that simple!

So what are you waiting for? If you’ve got 30 seconds, you’ve got time to enjoy sweet, sweet relief from your unrelenting allergies.

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