We found this interesting article on Organic Health and we want to share it with you:)
Have you ever had a stuffy nose? This could be the result of a sinus infection or a cold.
You see when the lining of your sinus cavity becomes inflamed from irritations like bacteria or viruses. This causes your nasal passage to swell and create blockages making it really hard for you to breathe. While it usually takes around a week or two to clear up nasal congestion, with this remedy it may only take seconds!
How to clear your sinuses in twenty seconds
Push your tongue up against the top of your mouth and place your thumb between your eyebrows.
Using your thumb press down for about twenty seconds be sure to apply a decent amount of pressure.
This will allow your sinus passage to begin draining and clear up your congestion problem almost instantly.
Why does this work?
There is a bone known as a the vomer bone. It runs through your nasal passages and into your mouth. Pressing between your eyebrows causes this bone to rock back and forth, by doing this you loosen the congestion and allow your sinuses to drain.
DIY Foods and remedies for nasal congestion
While the technique above may not work for everyone, these foods and remedies can help dramatically as well!
1. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Taking apple cider vinegar regularly will clear up your sinuses in roughly four days, be sure to take two spoonfuls a few times each day.
This contains curcumin making this spice a great anti-inflammatory.
By sprinkling this spice on your food you will effectively treat some of the inflammation you may be dealing with.
3. Nasal Saline Rinse
While this can be very uncomfortable,
some people rely on this to clear up their sinus problem.
This is just mixing sea salt with warm water and rinsing it literally in one nostril and out the other.
4. Oregano Oil
This is simply a great thing to ingest for sinus problems. While you can’t usually get to it, if you happen to come across it I strongly suggest trying it. It will work wonders.
Inhale steam, this will help drain your nasal passageways as well. Just hold your head over a pot of boiling water and breathe slowly the moisture will be very helpful.