Sinus is an empty room located inside our skull. Sinus consists of four parts, namely the frontal sinus, ethmoidales sinuses, the maxillary sinus, and the sinus sphenoidales.
To keep indoor humidity in the sinuses, we need a mucous fluid to be discharged through the nasal passages and throat. This fluid is removed through small holes that connect the sinuses to the nose. This hole is so small that when someone is experiencing nasal congestion due to colds, it will be closed.
In other cases, we can find a hole that is closed due to inflammation or infection that spreads from the respiratory tract to the surface of the sinus. This condition is also known as sinusitis.
Holes closed due to secretions from the sinus fluid will accumulate and cause complaints such as full flavor, congestion, headache and pain in the sinus location. These complaints can be very severe and interfere with daily life functions.
Whatever the cause sinus blockage, it turns out we can help cope with mucus that accumulates in a natural way. Well, here’s some ways that we can try include:
1. Cleaning with thumb and Tongue
By using accupressure techniques and principles while concerned to anatomical location of organs, we can also clean your sinuses. This can be done by
Put your thumb or index finger between the eyebrows, press firmly
Push upward tongue firmly in palate (the hard part of the oral cavity, the border with soft parts). try pressing horizontally, and does not refer to a single point
Hold this position for 20-30 seconds
Try it roughly half a minute, you may feel the movement of mucus around the nose and throat. This means that the fluid that accumulates in the sinus cavity began to have found a way out.
2. Nasal irrigation with a Neti Pot
Using a nasal wash with saline (0.9% NaCl) is one of the most effective ways to clear the sinuses. This is known as term nasal irrigation. Neti pot is a tool that is often used to insert saline into one nostril and take it out of the other nostril.
Good hot steam that comes from showers, humidifiers, or hot water placed in the bowl used to relieve and clear the sinuses. Steam heat will thin mucus and open the sinus passages so as to facilitate its disposal.