Acupuncture for Sinus Congestion.

Acupuncture for Sinus Congestion has shown promise in providing relief from the annoying symptoms of pressure and pain. By stimulating specific pressure points on the body, acupuncture aims to alleviate symptoms and improve sinus function.

Sinuses are air-filled spaces located in the skull. When they become inflamed or congested, it can lead to discomfort and difficulty breathing[1]. Acupuncture for sinus issues focuses on targeting pressure points to relieve congestion and promote sinus drainage.

By stimulating pressure points near the nose and applying appropriate pressure, acupuncture may help alleviate nasal congestion and a stuffy nose[2]. Acupuncture is believed to promote better circulation and enhance the body's natural healing processes. This can contribute to reducing sinus inflammation and discomfort[1].

Needles on my face?!

Yes! Hear me out though...

The points on the face may give strong sensation, BUT are also the fastest acting points because they're local to the sinuses. We are trying to stimulate clearing of the sinuses, so needling locally is a good strategy.

Not all Acupuncture for Sinus congestion is done on the face, though. Some points to help ease sinus symptoms are on the hand, foot and shin.

Why is there strong sensation on the face? and Trusting the expertise.

Strong sensation means it might produce a dull ache or zingy feeling, but NOT SHARP like a pin prick. Strong sensation with facial needles is due to the face having more nerve endings than other parts of your body such as your back or leg.

The face generally, on most people is more sensitive to needling, but a qualified and registered Acupuncturist should be experienced at needling the face.

Qualified acupuncturists should take sensitivity into consideration and be conservative in their point selection - eg. how many points and choosing a select few on the face when treating Sinus. All needling is done with consent, so there are many clients who do not want their face needled.

Bringing Relief to Sinus

While further research is needed to establish the effectiveness of acupuncture for sinus pain and congestion, many people report positive results and find relief through this traditional Chinese medicine method[1][2].

It is important to note that acupuncture should be performed by a qualified and experienced acupuncturist. This ensures safety and more certain clinical decisions based on their experience. A registered acupuncturist can accurately identify and target the appropriate pressure points for sinus relief[2]. Additionally, acupuncture may be used in conjunction with other treatments, such as herbal remedies, to further enhance the effects of sinus relief[6].

In summary, acupuncture shows promise as a complementary approach for sinus pain and congestion. By stimulating specific pressure points, acupuncture may help alleviate symptoms and improve sinus function. Consulting with a qualified acupuncturist can help determine if acupuncture is suitable for individual needs and provide personalized treatment.

Other articles about Sinus Congestion:

Can Acupuncture help Sinus pressure?

What is Dampness?


  1. Healthline - Acupuncture for Sinus Issues
  2. Medical News Today - Sinus pressure points: Locations and how to stimulate
  3. Centered Richmond Acupuncture - Acupuncture for Sinuses
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