Natural Allergy and Sinus Relief

Natural Allergy and Sinus Relief

Nasal sprays and allergy and sinus pills have their place. In the short-term, they can bring immediate relief. In the long run, they are merely treating the symptoms of a reaction by your body to environmental allergens or viruses.

Whenever possible, trying something more natural, less toxic to the body is always the goal. 

Besides sinus surgery and costly allergy tests and shots, what options would be the most effective for the least investment? Here are a few suggestions.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage for Sinus and Headache Relief

Your lymphatic system is what carries impurities, viruses, bacteria away from the body to be disposed of and is what comprises the white blood cells that help with immunity. When your lymphatics are sluggish or over-taxed, it slows down the elimination process. Hence, your mucous linings of the sinuses become more inflamed and makes fighting off environmental allergens more difficult. 

By doing a gentle face and sinus treatment with MLD, you can speed up the flow of the lymphatics up to 60 times faster than normal. It helps with moving things along and can give a lot of sinus pressure relief.


Some acupressure points located in the feet correspond to the sinuses, face, and head areas. By applying pressure and stimulating those points, the pressure can be relieved, and the function of the sinuses can be restored to a balanced state. Not to mention, that by restoring balance, you can affect the immune system by reducing stress and increasing relaxation.

Face and Scalp Massage with Essential Oils

Using oils like peppermint, Ravensara, or Spike Lavender can do wonders by stimulating the olfactory (smelling) nerve and opening the sinuses with increased circulation.  

Using an Aromatherapy Diffuser

Essential oils permeate the circulatory system and provide antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiviral effects. You can create custom blends that will permeate the air with molecules of healing that are inhaled and enter your bloodstream to initiate wellness.

You can even use essential oils to make your own eco-friendly cleaning solutions that will be sure to decrease allergic reactions.

Salt Inhalers and Neti-pots

Salt therapy has been around for hundreds of years. The 84 minerals in Himalayan salt bind to mucus and help dry up mucous linings, providing a healthier environment for the nasal hairs and normal secretions to catch the allergens before they enter into your sinuses.

With so much focus on cleaning up the environment outside of our bodies, it’s time that we look at doing it more for our internal environment. Using natural, unadulterated products or trying natural treatments, like massage, can create a lifetime of prevention vs. a lifetime of treating symptoms and being miserable. 

Isn’t it time that you try a different approach to a longstanding problem? The cost of prevention far outweighs the cost of trying to cure an illness. It does your body good to treat it well.