Sinusitis is a condition when the paranasal sinuses become inflamed, causing headaches, tightness of the facial muscles and increased production (and discharge) of mucus. Other symptoms include dizziness and the feeling of a “heavy head,” both of which are the results of congested (or blocked) sinus and other nasal passages. Sinusitis is either classified as acute (less than four weeks) or chronic (eight weeks or longer).
Because a viral infection is often to blame, the virus usually resolves itself without requiring any medication. Treatment consists of relieving the symptoms and not the virus itself. However in the case of allergies, the course of treatment depends on multiple factors, including the type of allergy, the patient’s overall health and also eliminating or avoiding certain environmental factors (think mold, dust, extra dander, and extra pollen). Food allergies play a subtle role in increasing the incidence of sinus symptoms.
Acupuncture is helpful in giving immediate relief of the symptoms, as well as treating underlying factors. We take a complete history to understand all the body systems. Point sites will be local for the immediate relief, and also other places determined by your history, as well as tongue and pulse diagnosis. The headache you may have will be relieved immediately. There will also be an immediate improvement on the stuffiness, and usually only a few treatments are needed to be of great help. We will look at deeper underlying issues as well.
“I came to Ingri to treat my allergy/sinus condition which I had suffered with for many months. Literally overnight, I woke up clear-headed and no feelings of allergies or sinus symptoms. I am a believer and Ingri is a miracle worker”
-Melissa Singlak Newtown, CT
“I have had a sinus and ear infection which created pressure in my ears and dizziness. Quite severe, as I could not even exercise for two weeks. After one treatment with acupuncture, the next day I went from feeling like my head was under water, to feeling great. The next day I was able to go for a walk, run, and do a modified weight training session. It was an awesome improvement!”
– Tammy M. Southbury, CT
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