Dr. Allyson Coffin is a chiropractic specialist with Align With Wellness in Yarmouth.
YARMOUTH, Maine– From included tension in our lives to the routine day to day activities we do, pressure can build up in several parts of our bodies. Dr. Allyson Coffin is a chiropractic doctor at Align With Wellness in Yarmouth. She reveals us a couple of simple moves to help relieve some of that pressure.
First up, sinus pressure that builds isn't simply in your nose. Dr. Coffin recommends while sitting upright, use 2 fingers to tap strongly simply above your eyebrows-firmly enough that you hear a sound. Tap across your head to your temples 3 times. Then move your 2 fingers to just below the crease of your eyes (feel for a boney ridge) and tap throughout.
Sometimes pressure develops causing a headache in the front of your head. Here's how to ease that discomfort: Take one finger to the side of your ear and push straight up to simply above the ear. You'll feel a pressure point to push. You might feel referred discomfort toward the front of your forehead when you press. From there, follow a half circle the back of your year, holding your finger for a few seconds at each stop. Come to a last stop at the boney prominence at the bottom back of your ear – that will likely feel tender.
Push your thumbs into the base of your skull behind your head, then tilt your head slightly
back. That aids with eye stress and headaches. SCM muscles can cause pain in one eye, so it helps to massage those muscles, located toward the front sides of your neck. Discover the muscle and do a loose pincer grip on it; hold it and lean your head somewhat forward to help relieve the discomfort in your eye.
To find out more about each move, see our interview with Dr. Allyson Coffin.