WHAT CAUSES NASAL CONGESTION?
The sinus infection and the cold are mostly manifested with stuffy nose. Normally, these health issues aren’t serious i.e. allergies, nasal polyps, (noncancerous growths on the nasal canals or sinuses because of inflammation), chemical exposures, environmental factors and hay fever.
When the membrane in the sinus cavities is inflamed because of irritants, bacteria or viruses, the nasal canals swell which results with obstruction and difficulties while breathing.
Nasal Congestion normally lasts for a week, but this remedy will help you to get rid of it for 20 seconds.
HOW TO CLEAR YOUR SINUSES IN 20 SECONDS
Follow the following steps and you will breathe easily:
- Put your tongue on the top of your mouth and apply pressure. Place your thumb between your eyebrows.
- Apply pressure with your thumb for 20 seconds. You will feel that your sinuses began to drain.
WHAT IS THE SCIENCE BEHIND THIS?
The vomer bone is positioned through the nasal canals to the mouth. Lisa DeStefano, D.O., an assistant professor at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine explains that this action causes the vomer bone to go backwards and forwards. This moving eases the congestion, which eventually enables your sinuses to drain.
FOUR ADDITIONAL DIY REMEDIES FOR NASAL CONGESTION
In case this technique doesn’t give you the desired results, don’t lose hope and don’t purchase any medicine from the drug store. You can try the following remedies. It is very possible that you already have these ingredients at your home.
- ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Combine 8 oz of warm water with two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and one tablespoon of honey, or consume one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar three times a day. Your sinuses will be cleansed within several days.
You can also combine half a cup of apple cider vinegar with half a cup of water. Heat it and breathe in the steam, but make sure your eyes and mouth are closed!
Turmeric includes curcumin, which enhances the anti-inflammatory characteristics of this plant. Adding a little bit turmeric in your meals can be very helpful for treating the nasal inflammation that causes the blockage of your sinuses.
- NASAL SALINE RINSE
Although, it can be uncomfortable way for clearing your nasal congestion, many people use saline rinse for this purpose. The mixture can include quarter teaspoon of sea salt/pickling salt and one cup of warm water. Pour the mixture through one nostril and out from the other one in order to cleanse your sinuses.
Read the instruction on the package carefully and ask someone to assist you if you do a saline rinse for the first time.
- OREGANO OIL
The oregano oil is more expensive than the other mentioned remedies, but if you can afford it, you can give it a try. You can consume it, or heat it on the stove and breathe in the steam. It is very effective for clearing up the congested sinuses.