Hold the pressure for 20 seconds. When you release, it will stimulate the vormer bone in your nasal cavity and cause it to vibrate (3). Immediately, your sinuses will drain into your nose and throat and give some relief.
Repeat every hour or so as needed to treat sinus headaches and sinus pressure.
2. Germ-Busting Drink
Drink this mixture to kill the bacteria or virus responsible for your sinus infection.
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/4 cup unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1 tps. minced ginger
- 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 lemon, juiced
- Boil water and combine with apple cider vinegar.
- Add the honey and cayenne and stir.
- Lastly, add lemon juice.
- Drink multiple times a day until your sinuses clear up.
How It Works
Lemon reduces inflammation of the mucous membranes and boosts the immune system to fight off an infection on your own (4).
Cayenne contains capsaicin, which thins mucus to help it drain out (5).
Ginger kills bacteria and viruses to fight the cause of infection. It also soothes throat irritation and fights headaches (6).
Lastly, ACV fights sinus and throat pain through its antimicrobial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties (7).