Sunday, June 10, 2007

Sinus, Dark Eye Circles and Dull Skin

Hi all. It has been a very busy week for me working from day to night, answering listeners' questions and blending herbal oils.

It's all worth it because I received a number of feedback on recovery from sinus, cough, back pain problems. Across the causeway from JB, I received a small note from a lady yesterday. She told me her skin had improved after using the serum. I am very happy for sll of you.


Symptoms include fullness behind head congestion, excess mucus,
facial pain, headaches, non-stop sneezing and blocked nose.

What you should avoid:

• Do not blow your nose violently. Instead blow out through one nostril then the other, not together. The sudden pressure in your ears can push bacteria back into sinuses.

• Alcohol and heaty foodstuff causes the "Ki" to flow upwards, which delay healing process.

• Too much cooling food also causes the body to weaken and takes longer to heal.


This is a very tricky problem. I have a client who had seen many doctors and even went for operations but the condition is still the same. After doing simple acupressure and using the following 2 oils, he is much better now.

Aromatherapy Method (especially effective for kids):

For emergency applications:

  • 1 drop of Lavendula Vera and 1 drop of Eucalytus Radiata onto a piece of tissue paper and inhale. Rub the tissue on your upper back, and with a hairdryer, warm your upper back.

  • 2-4 drops of Lavendula Vera and 2 drops Euclayptus Radiata into a small jar of "Vicks" ointment (most convenient), or 30ml Aloe Vera gel. Mix well with a wooden toothpick and leave overnight.

  • To use, apply some onto the chest and upper back area, rub gently. With some of the leftover on your fingers, apply a bit under the nose. Use a hairdryer to warm the upper back for a while.

  • Apply acupressure on the Ying Xiang (Welcome Fragrance) Points (see illustration) twice a day everyday. Press the points for 6 seconds, release, and repeat for 2 mins.

Twice a week: One drop peppermint and one drop lemon in tissue inhale:>

People who have sinus problems should stop eating fruits and cold drinks after 6pm. I have suggested many to observe this for a week and they have found improvement. Your sinus will be difficult to heal even if you take Chinese medicine but do not observe the Yin and Yang elements of the food.


Anonymous said...

Bryan my child cough has improved using your hair dryer method. Thank you.

Serum is really good . My skin is smoother and more radiant. My husband say that.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the new tips, Bryan! Looking forward to your new article on I-Weekly! Meanwhile, don't overwork yourself! :)


Anonymous said...

Wow i love ur serum, i am going to get one for my mom. My skin really better alot.

Also lavendula vera is very good, it smell sweet and fresh. When i do facial steaming my whole house smell great


Anonymous said...

Does this work for sensitive nose?


Anonymous said...

Hi bryan lao shi, i tried this method as i have very sensitive nose. At first a few sneeze but now ok. I combine with what u suggest lavendula vera. It works

Jie may be you can try. I used to sneeze alot in morning but now reduce alot.

Li yin

Anonymous said...

Bryan lao shi, i am hai lin from JB, i love the health tips you give, i have received the serum last week and it is very good. My skin is clearer and freckles reduce.
Thank you so much

Anonymous said...

Bryan lao shi, what ever u mention seems out of stock, i try to buy rosemary in shop but they say all sold out wow

Anonymous said...

My back ache feels alot better, and i combine ur oil cream method with physio therapy, i never felt so comfortable when i wake up in morning without pain


Anonymous said...


I have nose allergy and sinus and had seen ENT doctor, the doctor advice to avoid the following Foods: peanut, milk, chocolate, dairy food, chicken, egg, citrus fruit such as oranges, pinapple. Hope that this may help those who suffer the same allergy as I am.


Anonymous said...


Just like to drop a word of appreciation, using the vicks and lavendula oil does improve my cough.

Thanks so much.


Anonymous said...

Hi Bryan Lao Shi

Thanks for so patience listening to my son's problem. U are really a very nice person!!!!!


Lady from Suntec

Anonymous said...

Hi Bryan,

May I know, when is your next workshop commencing?

Anonymous said...

hi bryan,
may i noe how to prevent hair from going white.

Anonymous said...

Yo Brian..
Robin here.. Using the new face serum for the past few days. My Skin feels so much smoother now. The texture feels very nice.
Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Hello Brian,
Can i have ur contact no?coz i really wish to join ur diy beauty class.Thank You.


Anonymous said...

Bryan lao shi the serum is really good, my skin can feel the difeerence so much

joanne said...

Hi Bryan,

Would like to attend your workshop and would like to purchase your serum. Appreciate it, if you could email me at


Anonymous said...

Hi Byran
I am one of the teachers from Grace Orchard School. I had sinus for 10 years. I would sneeze and have runny nose every morning for 2 -3 hours. If I am tired I would sneeze and have runny nose the whole day.
After attending yr talk, I added the lavendula and Eucalyptus oil into my vick. I applied some in my nostrils before going to bed. When I woke up the next morning I only sneezed once and HAD NO RUNNY NOSE!! I achieved the the same results the next few mornings. It really works!! Thanks!!



Anonymous said...

Hi bryan lao shi,

Can i use the Aromatherapy Method to treat my 2 years old son's sensitive nose. He sneeze and have runny nose almost every morning and whenever there is a change in temperature.