Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important. With modern technology, people have developed medicines and practices that allow us to have longer, more fruitful lives. However, despite big advances of modern medicine in fields such as emergency care, surgery, and vaccination, it remains a segregated science. Physicians in the most specific fields of cardiology, neurology, urology, and dermatology, etc. concentrate on diseases of only the particular organs that are within their specializations. Doctors know what organs are failing, but they don't know why. Little is done to search for the initial causes of diseases.
When we treat symptoms, not the root of the disease, a fundamental law of medicine is ignored. Our organism is able to live and operate only because of the indisputable connection and interaction of ALL organs. Therefore, the most valuable part of any holistic, non-traditional medicine is not only prevention and early diagnosis of disease. Finding and treating 'The Root Cause of the Disease' is the essential principle of medical teachings of antiquity that holistic practitioners try to follow.
Sinusitis (Sinus Infection)
Sinuses are cavities in the bone around the nose. There are four pairs of sinuses in the head, located in the forehead, between the eyes, deep in the head behind the eyes, and in the cheekbones. Each pair is connected to the nasal cavities by small openings that allow air to pass from the nasal passages through the sinuses and permit mucus to flow into the nose. Should that issue that lines one or more of these sinuses has become inflamed and infected, the membranes of the nose itself also may swell, causing nasal stiffness and blocking the drainage of mucus. This is called sinusitis, and it can be triggered by a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection or by severe irritation (perhaps by inhaling an irritating substance). In some cases, a person may experience sinusitis repeatedly, most often as the result of an untreated condition. If you choose to see a physician, a physical exam and in some cases X-rays/Catscan may be used to diagnose your condition. Treatment depends on what is causing the condition. Your physician may recommend over-the-counter decongestant sprays common drops to encourage drainage of sinuses. In the case of a bacterial infection, antibiotics also may be prescribed. If sinusitis recurs, physician may create a small opening in the bone between the nose and troublesome sinus, then clear the sinus by flushing it out with sterile water. Just for symptom reliving methods you can try any of the following therapies: 1. Numerous herbal remedies can combat sinusitis. If you have inflammation, then include cloves of garlic in your diet daily. To further boost your immune system , try echinacea, fenugreek, or goldenseal tea. To fight excessive mucus try eyebright or marshmallow tea. 2. To relieve thick congestion in your sinuses with use of aromatherapy add 3-4 drops of essential oil of lavender, eucalyptus, red thyme or peppermint to steam inhalations. 3. Hydrotherapy can also help. Steam inhalation for 10 minutes or so every hour throughout the day is an excellent way to clear a stuffy nose. Add half a cup of dried chamomile flowers to the boiling water. Eucalyptus or ginger can replace the chamomile. Avoid inhalation therapy if you have asthma. ---------------------------------
For reoccurring sinusitis you need to treat the ROOT CAUSE. That is exactly what Eastern Medicine (Humoral, Chinese, Ayurveda) practitioners always try to do and get to the bottom of the problem. With sinusitis, underlying cause often lies with toxins in intestines and bowels combined with weak lungs. Acupuncture may improve the flow of blood so that hazardous substances are eliminated from the body. It also may improve the flow of energy to the lungs. Acupuncture may also be used to help alleviate the pain and headache caused by sinusitis. The acupuncturist focuses on such points as Large Intestine 4 and 20, Bladder 13 and 23, and the Extra point known as Yin Tang. Our herbal decoctions are made with such herbs as Rehmania, Xanthium, Magnolia, Asarum and Angelica Root. All of these herbs help to liquefy thick mucus and then expel it. People with weakened digestion, asthma patients, smokers, etc. are more prone to develop reoccurring sinusitis. Call us for a free evaluation of you body’s condition. Pick up an individualized, fit-for-you remedy to fight the onset/duration of sinusitis or any other illness.