Manually Drain Sinuses

Oil Pulling for Sinus Infection

Today we’re going to talk about how to  drain sinuses naturally and how to relieve sinus pressure! It just doesn’t get any simpler or easier or quicker than oil pulling for sinus congestion!   And let me tell ya – most all of us know the woes of congested sinuses and how quickly we’d like to make that feeling go away.  The stuffy head and nose and even ears – and then way too often the headache that can be from mild and aggravating to throbbing and horrific – oh MY!

BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS – You can drain your sinuses in no time – and do it naturally and without prescription meds – AND do it tons faster than any med would work if you chose to go that route.  I’m telling ya – you can have your sinuses draining within 5 minutes.


Other Structures in the Central Nervous System


There are two main veins responsible for the venous drainage of the cerebellum – the superior and inferior cerebellar veins. They empty into the superior petrosal, transverse and straight dural venous sinuses.


Venous drainage of the brainstem is carried out by numerous vessels – many of which are beyond the scope of this article. Examples of veins that drain the brainstem include the transverse pontine vein, anteromedian medullary vein, and the anterior and posterior spinal veins.

Spinal Cord

The spinal cord is supplied by three anterior and three posterior spinal veins. These veins are valveless, and form an anastamotic network along the surface of the spinal cord. They also receive venous blood from the radicular veins.

The spinal veins drain into the internal and external vertebral plexuses, which in turn empty into the systemic segmental veins. The internal vertebral plexus also empties into the dural venous sinuses superiorly.

By TeachMeSeries Ltd (2022) Fig 2 – The external and internal vertebral plexu

Fig 2 – The external and internal vertebral plexuses.

Saline Spray

While we are wary of over-the-counter treatments for sinus issues, they can be effective if temporary and immediate relief is necessary. Saline solutions can help to increase moisture in the nose and promote thinning of mucus for easier drainage and clearing. However, some solutions contain decongestants, which can often exacerbate sinus congestion if used improperly or for too long.

What causes constant sinus drainage?

Before we get into where sinus drainage goes, let’s review why humans have sinus drainage in the first place. Our body produces a sticky, viscous substance called mucus to lubricate the sinuses and to keep outside germs and irritants from finding their way into your sinuses and respiratory system. Mucus plays such an important role in maintaining your health that your body produces up to 1.5 liters of the stuff a day! 

When you’re sick (with a cold, allergies, or a sinus infection, for example) your body responds by producing excess mucus. This overproduction can lead post-nasal drip — a condition in which excess mucus collects at the back of the nose and then drains down the back of the throat (without being properly diluted by saliva). 

How do you drain sinuses from your ears

Answered By: Cameron Barnes Date: created: Jun 11 2021

Here are things you can do to relieve sinus congestion and related ear congestion:Take a nasal decongestant.Blow your nose gently.Use a nasal rinse or nasal irrigation system.Use a humidifier, as dry air can irritate your nasal passages.Avoid tobacco smoke and other irritants.More items…•

Asked By: Jeremiah Brooks Date: created: Oct 15 2021

Is Vicks Vapor Rub good for a sinus infection

Answered By: Carlos Diaz Date: created: Oct 25 2021

Vicks VapoRub — a topical ointment made of ingredients including camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol that you rub on your throat and chest — doesn’t relieve nasal congestion. But the strong menthol odor of VapoRub may trick your brain, so you feel like you’re breathing through an unclogged nose.

Asked By: Diego Henderson Date: created: Jan 20 2022


Hydrating is an easy and effective way to ensure that your mucus membranes are functioning properly and able to fend off infections and congestion. Staying hydrated helps to keep mucus thin and able to flow naturally. While sports drinks, juice, and teas can support hydration, water is hands down the best choice to support your efforts if you’re pondering how to drain sinuses.

Veins of the Cerebrum

The veins of cerebrum are responsible for carrying blood from the brain tissue, and depositing it in the dural venous sinuses.

They can be divided into superficial and deep groups, which are flamboyantly arranged around the gyri and sulci of the brain. Upon exiting the cerebral parenchyma, the veins run in the subarachnoid space and pierce the meninges to drain into the dural venous sinuses.

Superficial System

The superficial system of veins is largely responsible for draining the cerebral cortex:

  • Superior cerebral veins: Drain the superior surface, carrying blood to the superior sagittal sinus.
  • Superficial middle cerebral vein: Drains the lateral surface of each hemisphere, carrying blood to the cavernous or sphenopalatine sinuses.
  • Inferior cerebral veins: Drain the inferior aspect of each cerebral hemisphere, depositing blood into cavernous and transverse sinuses.
  • Superior anastamotic vein (Trolard): Connects the superficial middle cerebral vein to the superior sagittal sinus.
  • Inferior anastamotic vein (Labbé): Connects the superficial middle cerebral vein to the transverse sinus.

Deep System

  • Subependymal veins – There are numerous subependymal veins, which will not be described here in detail. These receive blood from the medullary veins and carry it to the dural venous sinuses. The great cerebral vein (vein of Galen) is worthy of a mention; it is formed by the union of two of the deep veins, and drains into the straight sinus.
  • Medullary veins: Originate 1-2cm below the cortical grey matter, and drain into subependymal veins. These drain the deep areas of the brain.

How do you get rid of sinus drainage in your throat? 

Now that you know where sinus drainage goes, you’re probably wondering how to get rid of post-nasal drip. What helpful home remedies? And how do doctors drain sinuses? 

If you have a cold or allergies, you may have luck with the following methods:

  • Maintaining proper hydration helps thin the mucus back down to normal consistency and makes it easier for your body to recover from illness.  
  • Use a Neti pot (with distilled or boiled water only) to flush out excess mucus 
  • Take care to make your home into an allergen-free sanctuary 

If you struggle with chronic post-nasal drip and/or frequent sinus infections, speak with your doctor about the following options:

  • Medication can help provide short-term relief from post-nasal drip symptoms. Used incorrectly, however, they can actually make issues like post-nasal drip worse. 
  • There’s a chance that your nose’s anatomy is contributing to your chronic post-nasal drip and/or sinus infections. If this is the case, your doctor will be able to recommend which procedure — from deviated septum repair to balloon sinuplasty — can best resolve your sinus drainage issues. 


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