Sinus Problems

Sinus Problems

What is it about this time of the year when everyone has an issue with their sinuses ??

Sinus infections can be caused in a number of ways.  For me it is a combination of consuming dairy products and having the heating on in the house which causes inflammation and  congestion.  Exposure to other airborne allergens such as cigarette smoke, dry air, dental infections, having a cold, can also trigger the condition.

Having a sinus infection can make your whole face and teeth ache and can make life very uncomfortable in general.  A few things you can do to relieve symptoms are:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Use a nasal rinse to wash out the sinuses
  • Run a diffuser in your house with organic essential oils to clean the air
  • Make a lemon, ginger and honey drink to have during the day
  • Make a Master Tonic.  Recipe can be found here (
  • Reflexology


As you can see from my diagram above, the Sinus reflexes are in the pads of your toes (not including the big toe).  What you need to do is gently massage the pads of every toe, maybe 30 seconds to a minute on each.  What you may find is that one of your toes feels like it has a little bit of grit in it.  Spend a little extra time releasing this blockage.  

Also use your fingers to walk around the base of your big toe a few times, this is your neck area.  After that you can massage the front of your big toe from the bottom of your toe up to your nail.  This will provide some relief to the mouth, jaw and teeth.

For a headache, massage the top of every toe, front and back for a few minutes.

The same principals can be used on the hand.  Massage the pads of each finger a few times to release and blockages.

It is very important to drink plenty of water after receiving reflexology or performing reflexology on yourself.  This will help to flush toxins out of your system.

You may find later on that your nose will start running and clearing out.  Generally if I have a reflexology session myself, my nose starts running, usually when I go to bed.

I hope this information can provide some relief to those of you who are suffering !

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