How To Relieve Sinus Pain with Acupressure

SinusPts Points to relieve sinus pain

Apply gentle, yet firm pressure to each of these points to relieve sinus pain due to sinusitis and sinus congestion.

The four points shown on the diagram are located on both sides of the face. In total, you will contact eight acupressure points. With the person lying face up, sit behind their head and apply pressure to one set of points at a time.

Encourage the sinus sufferer to fully drop the weight of their head onto the supporting surface, close their eyes, and breathe normally.  Allow your pressure to deepen when they exhale. Ask if you are applying enough pressure, or too much. Together, you will figure out just how much pressure is needed.

5- 10 minutes of acupressure will bring relief.

Take your time. Hold each point for 3 – 5 breaths, slowly release your contact and move onto the next set of points. Repeat this process a few times until relief is felt.

Once the sinuses open, the pressure will reduce and the sinus pain will also reduce. Now it’s time for you to give a simple short foot massage. Massaging the feet balances the energy from head to toe, bringing even more relief.

Below is a video showing how to locate each point:

About The Author

Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  • Tracee Costa LMP

    Reply Reply February 16, 2017

    Thank you! 🙂

  • precious leyva

    Reply Reply September 9, 2017

    Wow, I had no idea that acupressure could help with sinus relief. Since my allergies get worse in the fall, it might be a good to hit the acupoints to help my sinuses. It might be a good idea to visit with someone who can help me learn more about acupressure and sinus relief.

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