You’re sick. It’s terrible, we’ve all been there. I’ve got some good news though: there are home remedies and tips for fighting the common cold and influenza (flu) and getting back to your old self again. Acupressure and other exercises has been known to relieve common cold and flu symptoms while your body fights to get rid of the sickness. Suffering from the sniffles, sneezes, a full-blown common cold, or a terrible flu is no fun for anyone but we’ve got what you need for natural healing at home with acupressure! Along with rest and cold medicine, try the following unique cold remedies:
1) To stimulate appropriate acupuncture points that can help relieve the common cold, place an ice cube on the bottom of both big toes. Keep them in place with an elastic bandage or piece of cloth. Place feet in a basin, in two plastic shoe boxes or on plastic to avoid a mess from melting ice. Do this procedure for no more than 20 minutes at a time… morning, noon and night. This should relieve cold symptoms such as congestion.
2) We came across a beneficial exercise to do when you have a sore throat, which is common with some colds due to drainage. Stick out your tongue for 30 seconds, put it back in and relax for a couple seconds. Then stick out your tongue again for another 30 seconds. Do it five times in a row and it will increase blood circulation, help the healing process and make you the center of attention at the next executive board meeting.
3) You can also use acupressure to decrease your sinuses and give yourself relief. Pressing on these 8 Sinus Pressure Points will ease flu symptoms such as congestion: the base of the nose, inner eyebrow, eye sockets and eyebrows, outer edge of the eyebrow bone, cheekbone and eye socket, inner corners of eyes and nose, top of the sternum and middle of the clavicle (collarbone). In all, using sinus pressure points helps to ease the pain that comes with stubborn sinuses. The simple exercise will bring you some relief from cold and flu symptoms.
It’s best to begin using this at home remedy at the first signs of flu and cold symptoms to assure quick recovery. Feel better soon!