Sinus Headache Relief – Face Reflexology Tip
Anyone who has a sinus headache understands how painful it can be. Sinus headaches are sometimes confused with migraine headaches, but sinus headaches usually come from a sinus infection, whereas a migraine headache does not. Sinus pressure builds around the eyes, cheeks, and forehead, causing stuffy noses, fatigue, and achy feeling in the teeth.
Some Nose Physiology and Anatomy
The first layer of defense to keeping you healthy is by trapping pathogens and particles with the hairs in your nose call cilia. (Cilia also lined the air passages where they help to move mucus out of the lungs) The cilia move back and forth to push mucus out of the sinuses and into of the back of the nose. The primary function of sinuses is to produce mucus that moisturizes the lining of the nose and protects the nose from invasive pollutants, micro-organisms, dust, and dirt.
What Are Sinuses?
Your sinuses are connected in a tunnel in the hollow cavities in the face. It is vital that all the sinuses are open and flowing to prevent sinus infections and headaches. You have four pairs of sinuses – two sinus cavities in your forehead, two behind each cheekbone, two within the bones between your eyes and two behind each eye.
What Causes Sinus Infection?
Each sinus has a narrow opening and with the responsible for drainage. If there is a blockage or narrowing of any openings, mucus backs up, causing a pocket of mucus to build and giving bacteria a chance to grow.
Home Remedies to Help Clear Sinuses
- Steam from a hot shower, or a bowl of hot water, or use a nettie pot to wash out the sinuses
- Use Saline nose spray
- use a humidifier or vaporizer
- Taking probiotics can be helpful
- Limit eating sugar, carbs, and dairy
- Eat an alkaline diet
Alternative Healing – Reflexology for Sinus Relief