One of the most bothersome and annoying conditions we experience is a runny nose, stuffy nose, and nasal congestion.
We experience this condition multiple times during the year. It is a common problem none of us are immune.
Usually, when the condition is moderate, we ignore it and disregard it.
However, when the condition is severe and requires our full attention, it is annoying as hell.
What can you do?
We recommend a simple and natural massage that will take you just a couple of minutes of your time.
Why you shouldn’t use nasal sprays?
When faced with nasal congestion or stuffy nose, most people reach for the nasal spray as an easy fix.
Well, while the spray is effective, there are few reasons why are better off with a natural remedy.
The first, and most important reason, nasal sprays are actually drugs and chemicals that might have side effects.
Additionally, they are sometimes addictive, as you start leaning on them too much.
Second, they are not practical, and you cannot use them anytime, anywhere.
If your nose drives you mad, you must buy a nasal spray first (which costs money), and then use it. Or, you can buy it and carry it with you everywhere you go.
With that being said, a simple massage can help you get rid of a runny nose, stuffy nose or any nasal congestion.
The goal of the massage is to relieve nasal congestion. It is a simple, and very quick massaging technique that you can perform anywhere.
It is fast and effective, and it doesn’t leave a bitter taste in your nose or mouth.
The massage is based on acupressure techniques that have been used in China for centuries.
The massage will take you to four points on your body: two on the ears and two on the nose.
If you memorize it, you can take it with you everywhere you go and use it anytime you have a stuffy or a runny nose.
When performing the massage, remember to perform 10 pressures on each spot.
After 10 or 15 minutes, you can do the quick massage again, just so you make sure that the nasal congestion doesn’t return.
Using round pressures, massage the cavity of each of the nostrils simultaneously.
When you perform a round movement, you will almost close and fully open the nostrils.
Remember, apply only mild pressure.
Simply put the fingers on your nostrils, and rotate using a mild pressure.
If it hurts, your pressing/pushing too much. Perform 10 pressures.
The second point is just below the corner of your eyes.
The exact point is the cavity between your eyes and your nose.
Make sure you are not pressing just the nose.
Instead, use round movements, as in point one, to massage the cavity between the eyes and the nose.
This is actually the spot where tears come out.
Or if you want us to paint you a better picture, the area where you take things out of the eyes in the morning the moment you wake up.
Make sure that you do not lift your fingers when you are massaging the area.
Point 3 and 4
These two points can be explained together.
Point 3 is the cavity below the cartilage, or in other words, behind the earlobe.
Point 4 is the earlobe.
You need to massage both points 10 times.
For point 3, you want round movements, and you are actually more pushing and pressing than moving the fingers.
For point 4, you can use your thumb and index finger to massage the earlobe.