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Blow the Horns! Acupuncture Eases Sinus Pain

Breathe easy with acupuncture!

Breathe easy with acupuncture!

Suffering from sinusitus? Get sinus pain relief now with acupuncture!

Are you one of the many people that deal with sinus issues each year? Over 30 million Americans do, so you’re not alone! Sinus pain can result from sinusitis, sinus congestion or allergic reactions.

Sinuses are air pockets located in the cheekbones, between the eyes and the forehead. Small channels connect the sinuses to the nasal passages, allowing mucus to drain into the nose from the sinuses and air to flow into the sinuses from the nose. Sinusitis is a condition when the paranasal sinuses become inflamed. This can cause headaches, tightness of the facial muscles, and increased production/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. Sometimes nosebleeds are suffered.

Sinus congestion and sinusitis can result from a viral infection, as in the case of a cold. Sinus pain can also arise from allergies to smoke, pollen, mold, pollution or cosmetic fragrances.

sinus diagramIn addition, our homes often contain air-borne irritants, such as household cleaners, carpet or varnish pollutants and dust. Symptoms are also often aggravated by dairy products, caffeine, spicy foods, and alcohol.

Time to try acupuncture!

Acupuncture works to significantly reduce or cure sinus problems. The headache you may have will be relieved instantly! Acupuncture is helpful in giving immediate relief of the symptoms, as well as treating underlying factors. There will also be a swift improvement on the stuffiness, and usually only a few treatments are needed to be of great help.

In the case of viral infections, acupuncture helps to relieve stress and restore balance to your system so that your body can heal itself and return to full health quickly.

Don’t suffer (and sniffle) silently! Let acupuncture treat the root cause, and ease the symptoms of sinus pain!

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Sinus Issues, Sinus Pain, Sinusitis — Whatever You Call It, Acupuncture Can Help!

 
Breathe Easier with Acupuncture!

Breathe Easier with Acupuncture!

Is your nose revolting? Are you one of the 30 million Americans that deal with sinus issues each year?

Headaches, tightness of the facial muscles and increased production (and discharge) of mucus. Oh, happy day! Sinusitis is a condition when the paranasal sinuses become inflamed. 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. Sometimes nosebleeds are suffered. Sinusitis is either classified as acute (less than four weeks) or chronic (eight weeks or longer). Either way, it can be annoying, embarrassing (and painful) to deal with.

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. Symptoms are often aggravated by dairy products, caffeine, spicy foods, and alcohol. Limiting or eliminating these are advised.

Want sinusitis relief now? Try acupuncture! 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. In the case of viral infections, acupuncture helps to relieve stress and restore balance to your system so that your body can heal itself and return to full health quickly.

Here’s some more helpful tips to deal with those sinuses…

  • Humidify Your Indoor Air — Dry air or a dry climate can dry out your nasal passages and mucus, making mucus thicker. Thick mucus is more likely to clog sinuses, resulting in pain and pressure. Add humidity! Consider using a room humidifier in the bedroom from October until April.

  • Irrigate Your Nasal Passages — Try irrigating your nasal passages with a saline solution to remove allergens, irritants, and excess mucus. You can use a drug store saline spray. Or make your own solution at home and use a nasal irrigation system such as a Neti pot.

  • Open Up Your Sinuses — Apply a warm moist washcloth to your face several times a day. This can help open up the transition spaces in your sinuses. Keep your nasal passages moist. Inhale steam two to four times a day. One simple way: Sit in the bathroom with the hot shower running. Drink plenty of fluids, which will help thin the mucus.

  • Avoid Sinus Irritants — Many environmental irritants can worsen your sinus problems, such as pollution, cigarette smoke, cleaning products, hair spray, and any other material that gives off fumes. If you smoke, it’s important to quit. Avoid others who smoke, or ask them to smoke outside. On high air pollution days, stay indoors if possible.

  • Try Acupuncture!

For more information, please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com

Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases web site: “Sinus Infection (Sinusitis): “Prevention.”

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Sinusitis of the Chronic or Acute Kind – Acupuncture Brings Relief!

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Acupuncture Makes Your Sinuses Happy!

Well, you HAD been looking forward to a weekend of winter sports, but your nose has you sidelined!

 At least 30 million Americans deal with sinus issues each year. Headaches, tightness of the facial muscles and increased production (and discharge) of mucus. Oh, happy day! Sinusitis is a condition when the paranasal sinuses become inflamed. 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. Sometimes nosebleeds are suffered. Sinusitis is either classified as acute (less than four weeks) or chronic (eight weeks or longer). Either way, it can be annoying, embarrassing (and painful) to deal with.

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. Symptoms are often aggravated by dairy products, caffeine, spicy foods, and alcohol. Limiting or eliminating these are advised.

Want sinusitis relief now? Try acupuncture! 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.

Interested? Visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com!

Sinus Pain? Eliminate the Drugs, and Have Relief of Symptoms Through Acupuncture

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Acupuncture Relieves Sinus Pain

Sick of suffering from sinus pain?

Sinus pain can result from sinusitis, sinus congestion or allergic reactions. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the sinuses. Sinus congestion and sinusitis can result from a viral infection, as in the case of a cold. Sinus pain can also arise from allergies to smoke, pollen, pollution or cosmetic fragrances. In addition, our homes often contain air-borne irritants, such as household cleaners, carpet or varnish pollutants and dust. Even outdoor use of lawn chemicals and pesticides can trigger sinus pain.

In the case of viral infections or allergies, usually the respiratory channels and mucous membranes are also affected. Sometimes the pain is severe, triggering a sinus headache, or facial pain.

If you experience allergic reactions or hypersensitivities, it helps, first of all, to remove as many possible sources of allergens as possible. Obviously, in the spring it is impossible to get rid of the pollen outdoors, but it’s easy enough to eliminate most dust, household cleaning chemicals, cosmetic fragrances pesticides and lawn chemicals from your home. Acupuncture and diet changes will also help reduce your allergic reactions. If you’re using drugs to control allergic symptoms, you’ll notice immediately that with acupuncture treatments, you can eliminate the drugs quite quickly and still have the same relief of symptoms, without the undesirable side effects.

In the case of viral infections, acupuncture helps to relieve stress and restore balance to your system so that your body can heal itself and return to full health quickly. Not only will your cold get better quickly, but you’ll experience some beneficial side effects from acupuncture!

And that’s nothing to sneeze at.

For more information, please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com

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