sinusitis, blocked sinuses? try humming

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by tansy, May 10, 2003.

  1. tansy

    tansy New Member

    Specialists in Sweden discovered quite by accident that humming for as little as 5 seconds resulted in a 15 fold increase in airflow through the sinus to the nasal passage way.

    Researchers agree that more study is needed before doctors recommend humming for sinusitis but it is thought a daily humming exercise could be a helpful preventative.

    Anyone who has practiced certain types of yoga and meditation will be familiar with the "ommmmm", seems to me there's a similar physiological effect.

    At least trying this will cost nothing and requires so very little effort.



    Reference: Weitzberg and Lundberg, Karolinska Institute in Stockhom.
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  2. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    You know, thats probably right. Humming causes vibrations, and that should help.

    I will try this in the morning, thats when the stuffiness is the worst for me.


    Shalom, Shirl
  3. kezza_nottm

    kezza_nottm New Member

    I have actually tried this and found it slightly effective, i suffer from severe sinus and congestion problems that trigger panic attacks due to a blocked up throat so any kind of treatment for this would be useful to me.
  4. tansy

    tansy New Member

    This is just so easy and costs nothing.

    Worth a try, may not be a cure but it does seem to give some relief.

    Cheers, Tansy