Back in March, 2013, The Huffington Post reported that the 2013 allergy season could be the worst yet due to climate changes. Allergens effect 55% of the U.S. population according to webmd.com, so what is a person to do to keep a clean bill of health? The answer varies from holistic approaches, home remedies, over-the-counter medications or prescribed medication. Which method do you prefer? Here’s our favorites:
At-Home Sinus Remedies
Use a humidifier or vaporizer: Keeping your nasal cavities moist will allow them to drain. If you dry out the membranes, they become more irritated!
Drink lots of fluids: Not only is this a good idea for the health of your skin and organs, but fluids thin the mucus and may help prevent your sinuses from blocking up.
Massage your sinus pressure points by rubbing your cheeks and forehead. (There’s a great video on this that we have posted below)
Healing Stone Sinus Remedies
Cold Stone Therapy: Cold stones are placed on the sinus trigger points, which alleviates swelling and disperses the congestion.
Hot Stone Therapy: By combining the use of a heated towel, eucalyptus aromatherapy and hot stones, your massage therapist will be able to soothe and relax muscles and relieve sinus congestion.
How to Give a Face Massage to Relieve Sinus Congestion