A 3 Minute Acupressure Routine for Allergies

by Emily Bartha, LAc, MSAOM |

A 3 Minute Acupressure Routine for Allergies

Are your allergies acting up? Many of our patients are reporting worse symptoms this year and some are even experiencing allergies for the first time. Try this three-minute acupressure routine to get relief!

1) Bi Tong - this point is located on each side of the nose in center of the nasiolabial fold (the little indentation on the side of your nose). Apply pressure on both sides with your index fingers and then slowly pull outward and upward and take deep breaths side by side through your nose. Do this for 30-60 seconds. Ahhhh... feel your airways opening? 

2) Hegu - this point is located in the meaty part of tissue between your thumb and pointer finger. Use the opposite pointer finger and thumb to pinch the area. Find a tender spot and hold the pressure for 30-60 seconds.

3) Zan Zhu - this point is located at the inner eyebrow in the orbital bone.Identify for a small notch with your pointer finger, and then circularly massage for 30-60 seconds.

Finally, if you have peppermint oil, dab a tiny amount on all 3 points, as well as just under your nostrils to clear your sinuses. 

We have some amazing treatments for allergy relief including cupping, acupuncture and herbal medicine. Schedule your appointment today and get a customized treatment plan to find the root of your allergy symptoms.

Emily is an NCCAOM Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist with a focus on chronic pain, orthopedics and sports medicine. She is recognized as a Top Acupuncturist in Portland by Portland Monthly in 2020. She has over five years of experience working in an integrative healthcare environment — including a sports medicine clinic, an interdisciplinary pain management clinic and a teaching clinic. She is a member of Oregon Ballet Theatre's Allegro Society, acting as the acupuncturist for the ballet company’s dancers.

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