Acupressure Points are effective to reduce nasal infection that causes stuffy nose. You just need to locate the pressure points and stimulate them one-by-one. Within a few minutes, you will feel more healed and relaxed, that’s how acupressure works on runny nose, stuffy nose, sore throat, headache and other symptoms that you may have with it.
We have found some pressure points for runny nose and stuffy nose which you can use to get relief from stuffy/runny nose and other symptoms of cold & sinusitis.
- 6 Most Effective Acupressure Points for Stuffy or Runny Nose
- FAQs about Acupressure Points for Stuffy Nose
- The bottom line:
6 Most Effective Acupressure Points for Stuffy or Runny Nose
Acupressure Points for Stuffy or Runny Nose are situated at various spots on face. You have to apply the pressure points on a regular basis to get rid of Runny or Stuffy Nose. The Acupressure Points for relieving Stuffy or Runny Nose are presented as under:
- Nostril Points – Large Intestine 20 (LI20)
- Bridge of the Nose Points – Bladder 2 (B2)
- Behind the Earlobe Point
- Earlobe Point
- Third Eye Point – Governing Vessel 24.5 (GV24.5)
- Below the Cheekbone Point
Acupressure Points for Stuffy Nose or Runny Nose are easy to apply and can also be used as self treatment. The above mentioned Acupressure Points can give better relief in Stuffy or Runny Nose and other Nasal Problems if the pressure is applied on correct spots in daily routine. Acupressure Points for Runny or Stuffy Nose are explained as follows:
Nostril Points – Large Intestine 20 (LI20):
Acupressure Nostril Points are situated on your nostrils. Find the hollow space near your nostrils as displayed in picture above. Nostril Points (LI20) are very important to get relief in Stuffy or Runny Nose and other Nasal problems.
Apply pressure on Acupressure Large Intestine 20 Point (i.e. near your nostrils one by one and leave it after a few moments. Repeat the task at least 10 times before moving to next pressure point.
Applying Acupressure Nostril Points 2 to 3 times a day (depending upon your situation) to get best results in relief from Runny or Stuffy Nose.
Bridge of the Nose Points – Bladder 2 (B2):
Acupressure Bridge of the Nose Points are also helpful to get rid of Runny or Stuffy Nose. The Bridge of the Nose Points (Bladder 2) are situated on the Bridge of the Nose and below the Eyebrows. Find the Bridge of the Nose Points as displayed in above picture. Apply gentle pressure on B2 pressure point in daily routine.
Applying Acupressure Bridge of the Nose Points every day will help you to reduce Stuffy or Runny Nose and relating problems like headache. Repeat the task two to three times a day to get better results.
Behind the Earlobe Point:
Acupressure Behind the Earlobe Point is very useful in relieving Stuffy or Runny Nose problem. Behind the Earlobe Point is exactly located at center on the backside of your earlobe. You will find Behind the Earlobe Point as displayed in picture above; apply mild pressure on the pressure point.
Applying regular pressure on Acupressure Behind the Earlobe Point (on one by one ear) will give relief in Runny or Stuffy Nose. Repeat the task to get faster relief.
Earlobe Point is very important to get rid of Runny or Stuffy Nose. Acupressure Earlobe Point is situated on your earlobe. The picture of Earlobe Point is shown above. Massage on Acupressure Earlobe Point for a few moments and then do the same with other earlobe. Repeat the task if you need (depends on your situation).
Applying regular pressure (i.e. massage) on Acupressure Earlobe Point will be beneficial in healing Runny or Stuffy Nose and Nasal Congestion.
Third Eye Point – Governing Vessel 24.5 (GV24.5):
Acupressure Third Eye Point is also useful to get rid of Stuffy or Runny Nose. The Third Eye Point is situated between the Eyebrows and it is also called Governing Vessel 24.5 (GV24.5). The space between your Eyebrows is the Acupressure Third Eye Point for Runny Nose.
You can find the Third Eye Point (GV24.5) as displayed in the picture above. Apply mild pressure on Third Eye Point with your two fingers and rub the area for two minutes.
Applying pressure on Acupressure Third Eye Point (i.e. rubbing that space with two fingers) on a regular basis will help you to relieve in Runny or Stuffy Nose and Headache.
Below the Cheekbone Point – Stomach 3 (ST3):
Acupressure Below the Cheekbone Point is also an important pressure point for Stuffy or Runny Nose. You can find the Below the Cheekbone Point exact below your cheekbones on both sides of your face. This point is also known as Stomach 3 (ST3) Point.
Apply mild pressure and massage the area below the cheekbones (ST3) on same level with pupils. The picture of Below the Stomach 3 Point is given above to help you find it easily. Massage the Below the Cheekbone Point for two minutes.
Applying slight pressure and massaging the area of Acupressure Below the Cheekbone will be helpful to heal the Stuffy or Runny Nose. You should repeat the Massage on Stomach 3 Point according to your health condition.
FAQs about Acupressure Points for Stuffy Nose
Here we provide some questions about using acupressure points for relieving runny/stuffy nose. These questions and answers will clear your doubts and confusion so that you can apply these pressure points with confidence on yourself and others.
Q.1 What are the pressure points to stop my runny nose?
LI20, B2, ST3, Third Eye, Earlobe and Behind Earlobe Pressure Points are effective to stop your runny nose.
Q.2 Where do you massage to stop a runny nose?
You do massage on your earlobe to stop a runny nose. You can also massage near nostrils (LI20) and below the cheekbones (ST3) to stop the runny nose.
Q.3 What pressure point helps to get rid of a stuffy nose?
The Third Eye Point (GV24.5) helps to get rid of a stuffy nose. You should stimulate the Third Eye Point for 1-2 minutes and repeat the process to get faster results.
Acupressure Points to get rid of Stuffy or Runny Nose are helpful to relive various nasal problems. You should apply pressure on all six pressure points 3-4 times daily to get faster results.
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