Reflexology Alleviates Rhino-Sinus Conditions and Symptons: A Self-Help Guide

Spring and Summer are seasons that usually come along with  high levels of pollen and other allergens, which can cause an increase in conditions of the upper airways (nose, nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx), together with possible hypoxia (oxygen deficiency in the blood, cells and tissues of the body). 

What can help (see your doctor): 

  • Nasal use of saline solution, 
  • Inhalations of Ravintsara (Cinnamomum Camphora) essential oil, and 
  • Foot reflexology: "... Daily nasal irrigation and a daily reflexology massage were equally effective and improved symptoms of chronic sinusitis in more than 70% of the subjects. Medication use was reduced to approximately one third of the participants regardless of the intervention. " as shown by medical studies.

With no side effects, the application of foot reflexology on the reflexes of the upper respiratory tract usually alleviates the effects of rhino-sinusitis: Minutiously massage your feet daily, with careful attention to the  upper respiratory system reflexes, as indicated in the photo. (Every day for 15-20 minutes) 

Reflexology for Sinusitis, Rhinitis and upper respiratory disorders 

Alleviation of sinonasal symptoms. Diane G.HeatleyMDKari E.McConnellRN, CORLNTony L. KilleBSGlen E.LeversonPhD 30 January 2003 

Hypoxia and Rhino-Sinusitis Hyung-Ju Cho1,2 and Chang-Hoon Kim1,2, * 28 February 2018 

Use of alternative medicine in Israeli chronic rhinosinusitis patients Arkadi Yakirevitch, Lev Bedrin, Lela Migirov, Michael Wolf, Yoav P Talmi