Sinus problems are one of the most common chronic conditions in the US. Usually, sinus issues, which can also be known as sinusitis can begin with a simple cold and or an allergy episode that causes a swelling of the mucus membranes and an increase in the production of watery mucus. When the sinus mucus changes from clear to green or yellow a bacterial infection may also be present. The mucus build up then blocks the nasal passages and leads to sinus headaches or pressure. Other symptoms may include stuffy nose, facial pressure, a fever, sore throat and even olfactory difficulties.
Typical medical treatments include antibiotics and in some cases even sinus surgery. Antibiotics are not an ideal solution because of unpleasant side effects (nausea or diarrhea for example) because they destroy both bad and good bacteria. This may cause a disruption in the natural flora in the body, leading to yeast infections and other conditions.
Acupuncture Sinus Problems
It is a common practice in China to treat sinus issues with Acupuncture. Acupuncture helps patients reduce the needs for antibiotics and other medications. This is especially helpful for people with chronic or recurrent sinus problems who are seeking ways to avoid the drugs with harmful side effects. Acupuncture is a way to treat sinus issues or allergies.
Another great part of reliving sinus issues with Acupuncture is that you can feel relief very quickly.