What is Sinusitis?
Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses, the hollow cavities in your skull. If fluid blocks the sinuses, it can lead to infections that can cause pain and discomfort. Sinusitis can stem from allergies or the common cold.
Your sinuses comprise eight hollow spaces in the bones of the forehead, cheeks, and temples. Healthy, open sinuses are lined with sticky mucus to ensure that air going into the lungs is moist, warm and free from dust, dirt, and pollutants. Without these filters, lungs, kidneys and blood can become permeated with toxins. Over three million people a year are affected with sinusitis or sinus infection. If your cold lasts over 10 days, it is likely you have sinusitis. This inflammation and swelling cause your sinuses to ache with a dull pressure. You may feel pain in your forehead, on either side of your nose, in your upper jaws and teeth, or between your eyes.
How Can Chiropractic Adjustments Help?
Sinus sufferers receive excellent relief from removal of obstructions to the proper drainage of the sinuses, specifically in the neck and back. When vertebra alignment is off, the muscles that attach to them can become swollen or spastic and close off the lymphatic drainage of the head and neck.
With Spinal & Extremity Adjustments your Chiropractor can realign the sinuses. This can improve drainage and help reduce sinusitis naturally.
So, If you have an upper sinus blockage, it may be caused by a cranial bone misalignment and not by mucus.
By relieving stress on the nervous system and body structure, your body works more efficiently.
Chiropractic medicine holds a great deal of promise for people with sinusitis. Its treatments can target the bones and mucous membrane that surround the air-filled sinus cavities, as well as the joints and muscles of other parts of the body.
Patients of chiropractic have reported improvements in their breathing, their postnasal drainage, their ability to sleep, and their sense of smell, as well as fewer headaches.
Other things to consider would be to eat raw honey as it “inoculates” your immune system to the pollens in the raw honey making it less likely for an immune response when you breathe them.
Avoid nasal sprays that dry out your sinuses as they will prompt the mucosal membrane to just make more mucous.
Your diet can keep you inflamed and sugars, flour, fried food, and salts will be the most likely to make sinuses worse.
If you regularly suffer from sinusitis, have a chiropractic checkup.
Your doctor can determine the source of your illness and help you towards good health.
Anyone suffering from sinusitis, rhinitis or other respiratory problems should see a chiropractor for a spinal checkup. Spinal care can help your body function better, improve your resistance to disease and enhance your well-being.
Acupuncture is another effective treatment for Sinusitis
Once the root of your allergic rhinitis or chronic sinusitis has been determined, an acupuncture treatment will aim to correct the flow of energy in the body to target the underlying cause. This approach will not only relieve nasal symptoms, but will also prevent them from returning.
The first and most immediate effect that acupuncture has is of opening the nose, reducing congestion and relieving any pain or pressure in the sinuses. Most times, people experience a significant reduction in such symptoms after the first treatment.
Regular Acupuncture treatments can also help with the movement of fluids in the body, and can assist in the breakdown of congested mucous.