If It’s on the Internet, It Must Be True

by Jeanine Adinaro on December 2, 2010

in General Health

I found this on a random Facebook page under the heading of 18 Health Tricks to Teach Your Body. Trick number 5 is:

Clear Your Stuffed Nose

Forget Sudafed. Here’s an easier, quicker, and cheaper remedy to relieve sinus pressure: Alternate thrusting your tongue against the roof of your mouth, then pressing between your eyebrows with one finger. This causes the vomer bone, which runs through the nasal passages to the mouth, to rock back and forth, says Lisa DeStefano, D.O., an assistant professor at the Michigan State University college of osteopathic medicine. The motion loosens congestion; after 20 seconds, you’ll feel your sinuses start to drain.

Yes, I tried it. Yes, it works. Yes, I look like a complete doof doing it. But good to start practicing in advance of cedar pollen season.

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