A headache from sinusitis is located on the face. The nose is stuffy, there is thick yellow discharge, a feeling of muzziness and local tenderness over the various sinuses.
Points to relieve sinusitis are:
St 3, LI 20 and UB 2 on the face.
St 3 is in line with the pupil when facing forward, beside the nose
LI 20 is in the dip beside the nostril
UB 2 is on the inner edge of the eyebrow
These are all local points to stimulate the flow of Qi to the face
Lu 7 on the radial bone and LI 4 on the hand:
Lu 7 is on the radial bone, you can find it if you interlock your thumbs with your forefinger along the bone.
LI 4 is in the web between the thumb and forefinger but against the bone of the forefinger.
Both points have a special effect on headaches and are particularly effective when held simultaneously.
Avoid LI 4 during pregnancy
Sp 3 on the inside of the foot and Sp 6 on the inside of the leg.
Sp 3 is on the edge of the bone at the base of the big toe.
Sp 6 is 4 finger-width above the ankle bone, on the shin bone. It is usually tender.
These two points are specific for resolving Dampness – which is what causes the headaches as well as being a manifestation of sinusitis.
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