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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!

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

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The Nose Knows – Acupuncture Relieves Sinus Pain

 
Acupuncture Relieves Sinus Issues -- Naturally!

Acupuncture Relieves Sinus Issues — Naturally!

Whether it’s intense pain, or an irritatingly runny nose — acupuncture eases sinus issues! 

What are sinuses anyways? 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.

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.

A viral infection is often to blame, and when this occurs, the virus usually resolves itself without requiring any medication, and 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 (such as 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.

A Map to Your Sinuses

A Map to Your Sinuses

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.

Want sinusitis relief now? Try acupuncture!

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

 Acupuncture in Action with Ingri Boe-Wiegaard 

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Why Haven’t You Tried Acupuncture? Let’s Explain the Fears Away…

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Curious about Acupuncture?

Acupuncture. You’re been reading about it. Some of your friends and family may have tried it. You’ve been thinking about picking up the phone…but there’s something keeping you back. Are you interested in trying acupuncture but really want some questions answered? Problem solved! Read on…

First and most pressing…Does it hurt?

Here’s the initial caveat — every person is different, and can have different reactions. The actual sensations caused by the needles vary. Some people feel a little pain as needles are inserted, but most patients feel no pain at all. The needles are tiny, just a bit larger than a cat’s whisker or human hair.

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Acupuncture needle, third from the top. Surprisingly small!

The depth of needle insertion varies depending on the area of the body to be treated. For example, a fleshier area of the body may require a different needling technique. Typically, needles are inserted at depths ranging from 1/8” to 1 ½”. Many people find the treatment very relaxing, and often fall asleep!  Sometimes a little soreness in the treatment area can happen but generally dissipates within 24 hours of treatment. Proper rest and hydration is also recommended.

How safe is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a safe, all-natural, drug free therapy which yields no side effects. There is little danger of infection from the needles, which are sterile, used once and then discarded.

Here’s some of the benefits of acupuncture — less pain, better sleep, more energy, mental clarity, a stronger immune system, better digestion, less stress, less pain, and did we mention less pain?

How May Treatments Will I Need?

Acupuncture awakens your self-healing capabilities. The number of treatments varies from person to person. For some, relief will be immediate; others may take months or years to achieve results. Chronic conditions often take longer to resolve than acute ones. Plan on a minimum of a month of treatments to see significant change. 

What Conditions Can Be Treated by Acupuncture? Can you help me?
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recognize acupuncture as an effective method of treatment for the following conditions: 

Allergies, addiction, ankle pain, anxiety, appetite control, arthritis, asthma, Bell’s palsy, blood pressure, bronchitis, cancer, carpal tunnel, chronic fatigue, cluster headaches, colitis, common cold, constipation, dental pain, depression, diarrhea, digestive trouble, ear aches, emotional problems, eye problems, food allergies, facial palsy/tics, fatigue, fertility, fibromyalgia, fibroids, frozen shoulder, gastritis, GERD, gout, headache, heartburn, high blood pressure, hot flashes, heel pain, incontinence, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, jaw pain, joint pain, low back pain, Lyme disease, knee pain, menstrual problems, menopause, migraine, morning sickness, Morten’s neuroma, muscle pain, nausea, neck pain, osteoarthritis, pain, PMS, rheumatoid arthritis, reproductive problems, rhinitis, sciatica, shingles, shoulder pain, sinusitis, sleep disturbances, smoke cessation, sore throat, sports injuries, stiff neck, stress, tennis elbow, tendonitis, tooth pain, torticollis, trigeminal neuralgia, tmj, urinary tract, vomiting, weight loss, and wrist pain.

See yourself somewhere on that list? Wouldn’t it be nice to feel less stress, less pain? 

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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!

Easier Breathing! Asthma Symptoms Eased with Acupuncture

Acupuncture Eases Asthma!

Breathe Freer with Acupuncture!

Did you know that acupuncture helps to prevent and lessen the severity of asthma attacks?

Asthma affects approximately 300 million people around the world, 20 million in the United States, of which 9 million are children. Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs, and while it is considered a treatable disease, it still claims over 3,000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone.

Asthma attacks occur when the muscle around the bronchi go into spasm. The bronchi narrow and breathing becomes difficult. Inflammation can also swell the lining of the air tubes. Mucous may increase blockage to the air tubes as well. Symptoms include wheezing, breathlessness, tightness in the chest and coughing.

Some people have long periods of time where they are symptom-free, while other people always have difficulty breathing. Asthma attacks can be severe and sometimes life-threatening. It is also one of the most common diseases for which patients turn to alternative therapies such as acupuncture for treatment and relief.

Acupuncture has been used safely and effectively for thousands of years to rectify the underlying imbalances that cause asthma symptoms. The disease is one of 40 considered by the World Health Organization (WHO) that may benefit from acupuncture. Acupuncture is very helpful as a preventative medicine technique, and is most effective when used to treat initial attacks or mild bouts of asthma. It can also improve pulmonary function and lessen the severity of asthma attacks.

At its core, asthma is an immune disorder. The main symptoms of asthma, wheezing and shortness of breath, are manifestations of the body’s immune response to pathogens found in the environment. There are many factors that may trigger an asthma attack. Examples include the invasion of the external pathogenic factors (i.e., cold and heat), diet (fish, crab, shellfish and other seafood have been noted to increase the likelihood of asthma attacks, for example) emotional disturbances, congenital weakness and chronic illnesses.

Many asthma sufferers turn to acupuncture because it’s effective. Acupuncture treatments for asthma focus on balancing and strengthening the immune system, as well as the lung, spleen and kidneys if imbalances are found. Points are selected according to the patient’s unique combination of symptoms and their history, as acupuncture treats the whole person. Acupuncture treatments for asthma include needling points on the Lung, Stomach, Kidney and/or Bladder meridians, and will focus on balancing these organ systems. Many patients report significant, lasting benefits in just a few sessions of treatment. It reduces inflammation, reduces bronchospasm response, modulates the immune system, and helps the body to heal itself.

Acupuncture can also be used to treat a wider array of upper respiratory conditions including bronchitis, sinusitis, ear infections and allergies.

Tap into your body’s natural healing mechanism with acupuncture!

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Sinus Pain Stinks! Take a Breather with Acupuncture

Relieve Sinus Pain with Acupuncture

Relieve Sinus Pain with Acupuncture

When your sinuses are painful and they’re all you can think about — acupuncture can help!

Chronic sinusitis affects over 37 million Americans a year. 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, mold, 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. And the nose knows that’s no fun.

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 fall it is impossible to get rid of the leaf mold 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! Congestion clears, smell improves, and the pain diminishes to just to name a few.

And that’s nothing to sneeze at!

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

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Hey, It’s Hay Fever! Fret Not, Acupuncture Relieves the Sneezes!

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Are you one of the 30 million Americans that suffers from hay fever? Acupuncture can help!

Ah, Autumn…bringing apples, ragweed and hay fever!

In spite of its name, hay fever does not mean that somebody’s allergic to hay and is suffering a fever. Hay’s hardly ever an allergen, and hay fever doesn’t cause fever.  So now that we’ve got that straightened out,  hay fever, (or allergic rhinitis, if you want to get technical) is a common condition that shows signs and symptoms much like a cold with sneezing, congestion, runny nose and sinus pressures. Hay fever can start affecting people at any age, it generally develops during childhood or early adulthood.

Why does it happen? Like all allergies, hay fever stems from a glitch in the immune system, a result of it mistaking a benign substance as a harmful one.  Instead of attacking harmful foreign substances such as bacteria and viruses, it tries to neutralize “invaders” that ordinarily are quite harmless — in this case weed pollen grains that fill the air from August through October.

In someone with hay fever, breathing in these tiny particles sets off a cascade of biochemical reactions, resulting in the release of histamine, a protein that causes the unenjoyable symptoms of  sneezing, congestion, and fatigue. Histamine can also cause coughing, post-nasal drip, itchy eyes, nose, and throat, as well dark circles under the eyes and asthma attacks. Add irritability and insomnia, and hay fever can definitely make you feel very un-fabulous.

Some people are only mildly affected by hay fever and rarely reach a point where they decide to seek medical attention. However, for many, symptoms may be so severe and persistent that they are unable to carry out their daily tasks at home, work or at school properly. Many people wish to avoid over the counter medications due to concerns about side effects, especially pregnant women.

Acupuncture is one of the major holistic therapies used through thousands of years to address the underlying energetic relationships in the body that enables the allergy symptoms to arise. In fact, the World Health Organization states that “In controlled studies, it has been shown that acupuncture is more effective than antihistamine drugs in the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Acupuncture’s lack of side-effects is a distinct advantage in treating this condition…” In addition, a study published in The Medical Journal of Australia carried out by researchers at the University of Melbourne also suggests that acupuncture is effective in the symptomatic treatment of persistent allergic rhinitis. (MJA 2007; 187 (6): 337-341).

Acupuncture treatments aim to give immediate relief from the symptoms, and further, it can address the variety of underlying causes.

Point sites for the underlying causes will be found on an individual basis after a thorough case history. Point sites for immediate relief include local points near the actual symptom places such as the sinus areas, and others not so obvious to understand such as near the hands or feet. The point sites are always on the skin and the surface of the body. A patient will happily experience immediate improvement of the symptoms, and be encouraged therefore to continue to pursue the underlying causes in future treatments. Long term, the symptoms cease to arise and the reactiveness calms.

Less sneezing, more living fully!

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Suffering Sinus Issues? Acupuncture is Nothing to Sneeze At!

Breathe Easier with Acupuncture

Breathe Easier with Acupuncture

When you can’t breathe, and your sinuses are revolting — acupuncture can help!

Chronic sinusitis affects over 37 million Americans a year. 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. And the nose knows that’s no fun.

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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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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Sinusitis! Acupuncture Helpful in Giving Immediate Relief

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Relief from Sinusitis Through Acupuncture

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

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