Sinus Headache Relief – Face Reflexology Tip
Anyone who has or had a sinus headache understands how painful this headache 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. (Celia 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
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is the ancient art of healing. It can be used in conjunction with conventional treatment to obtain relief from a variety of conditions – from general stress to specific disorders. This gentle and non-invasive healing art originated in Chinese and Egyptian medicine 5,000 years ago.
Why Does Reflexology Work?
There are more 15,000 nerve endings in the feet connected to every organ and body system. To increase energy flow, release toxins, and support body systems. A trained and certified Reflexologist uses their thumbs and fingers to stimulate the 15,000 nerve endings and bring the body back to homeostasis to encourage healing.
Face Reflexology to Relieve Sinus Pressure
I began working with Helen due to pain. I have psoriatic arthritis, which is an immune disorder. I tried altering my diet, but that is very taxing. I still avoid certain foods. Since Helen began working with me, I feel stronger. I am still experiencing some elimination issues sporadically. The pain has lessened. Helen cares at a deep level for her clients. She always goes that extra mile for them. I can honestly say that reflexology has helped alleviate the pain and controlled my elimination issues to keep things more in balance. I recommend working with Helen if you have digestive problems.
Helen Chin Lui
About the writer: Helen Chin Lui has been practicing professional Reflexology, Energy Medicine, Reiki and teaches since 2006. She is the owner and founder of the Healing Place LLC and Healing Place Energy School LLC in Medfield, MA, USA. Helen has reflexology certificates in the foot, hand, ear, pediatric, fertility, pain management, advance digestive, musculoskeletal, Palliative and Cancer Care, and Acupressure Reflexology.