It is a common practice in China to treat sinus problems with acupuncture. Acupuncture helps patients reduce the need for antibiotics or other medications. This is especially helpful for people with chronic or recurrent sinus problems who are seeking ways to avoid the constant necessity for drugs and their harmful side effects. It is also beneficial for patients who are looking to prevent invasive sinus surgery.
A major benefit of acupuncture for sinus problems is that symptoms are often relieved very quickly. It works by addressing the nasal mucus membranes. Acupuncture stimulates the Qi (the ‘life force’ or ‘breath’) in the body to give the immune system a boost and reduce inflammation. In the process, it stimulates the mucus membranes and helps clear the airways for less congestion and better breathing.