How to Use Acupressure to Treat Allergies

How to Use Acupressure to Treat Allergies

Here are some common acupressure points to stimulate to help will seasonal allergies and symptoms like stuffy or runny nose, headache, sinus pressure, water eyes.

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For all the points, except for the ones on the center of the body, press both sides. Pressure should be mild to moderate and held for 15-30 seconds. You can do these points several times a day.

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With the location, look for soreness at the point to confirm the exact spot. Use the pictures as a rough guide to find the right acupressure point.

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This point is located on the top of the foot.  Follow the space between the first and second toe onto the top of the foot.  Find the sore spot between the two bones.

This point is located on the top of the foot. Follow the space between the first and second toe onto the top of the foot. Find the sore spot between the two bones.

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This point is located alongside of the nose.  You can follow the crease (laugh line)  up from the corner of the lip.  There should be a depression that you can push into.

This point is located alongside of the nose. You can follow the crease (laugh line) up from the corner of the lip. There should be a depression that you can push into.

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This point is located at the boney part of the nose.  Follow the side of the nose up until you feel the bone.  Pinching and pulling up slightly can stimulate the point on both sides of the nose

This point is located at the boney part of the nose. Follow the side of the nose up until you feel the bone. Pinching and pulling up slightly can stimulate the point on both sides of the nose

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Locate this point by placing the base of your palm on the bridge of your nose.  Have the pinky line up with your midline.  The point is located under the tip of the pinky.

Locate this point by placing the base of your palm on the bridge of your nose. Have the pinky line up with your midline. The point is located under the tip of the pinky.

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Put your finger on the base of your skull where you neck meets you head (midline).  Slide your finger towards your ear keeping in contact with the base of your skull press anywhere thats sore.

Put your finger on the base of your skull where you neck meets you head (midline). Slide your finger towards your ear keeping in contact with the base of your skull press anywhere thats sore.

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Remember to do the points that aren't on the midline on both sides of the body. These are just some points that an acupuncturist might use. The points were chosen because they are easily located.

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