A blocked or runny nose can be irritating and even embarrassing. Gently massage these acupressure points to get instant relief: located on a cavity at the corner (bottom) of nostrils; located just below the corner of the eyes, near the nose, where the tears come out; behind your earlobe, at the bottom part of the ear, in the cavity just below the cartilage; and earlobe itself.
Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:
A blocked nose could be very annoying. You can’t breathe properly and sleeping can become a painful experience and the only thing you can think of is how to get rid of your stuffy nose quickly. A runny nose can be just as irritating and even embarrassing sometimes.
How to Naturally Clear a Stuffy or Runny Nose?
The following instructions is based on acupressure. It uses gentle pressure to four points of the face to help you clear your nose.
Use your fingertips to apply gentle pressure.
Use round movements – the movement is a pushing-releasing type of rotation.
You should not feel any pain.
Do the cycle 3 times.
• Point 1:
Point 1 is located on a cavity at the corner of the nostrils – it’s the bottom part of your nostrils.
Gently push the nostrils together with a rotating movement. As you do this, you almost close, and then open the nostrils.
Perform the movement 10 times.
Make sure not to push on the nose cartilage. You’re only pressing the bottom part of the nostrils.
• Point 2:
Point 2 is located just below the corner of the eyes, near the nose, where the tears come out.
Perform a gentle rotation at this point 10 times. Don’t lift your fingers, but just move the skin, so you feel the corner of your eye as you push.
• Point 3:
Point 3 is behind your earlobe, at the bottom part of the ear, in the cavity just below the cartilage.
Push and release the point 10 times, without applying pressure to the cartilage. The rotation you do is not wide, but a subtle movement.
• Point 4:
The last point is the earlobe itself.
Gently massage the earlobe 10 times.
After going through the above four acupressure points three times, you should feel immediate symptom relief. For best results, repeat the procedure again after 10 minutes.