Chinese Medicine and Sinus Issues

 

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Treat Sinus Issues

Sinus issues and infections are a problem for many people. As the nose becomes congested from cold weather, allergies, a cold or the flu, infection and inflammation often occurs. Acupuncture points, herbs, and lifestyle suggestions can keep the sinuses clear and infection-free.

Sinus issues may be acute or chronic, and are typically considered viral infections which last ten days. Many people suffering from chronic sinus infections go for months with headaches, noseteeth and jaw pain, low energy, and nasal congestion, among other symptoms.

Acupuncture often offers relief. Using a combination of local and distal points acupuncture can clear the sinuses and boost the immune system making it less likely for sinus infection to return. Points on the arms and legs such as Large Intestine 4 (hand), Large Intestine 11 (outside elbow crease), Lung 7 (wrist), and Stomach 36 (leg, below the knee) can open the meridians which run through the sinuses as well as boost the immune system. Local points on the face such as Large Intestine 20 (side of the nose), Stomach 2 (on the cheek bone under the eye), and GV 23 (start of the hairline) help to physically clear the sinuses. […]

Acupuncture for Pain Management in Evidence-based Medicine – Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies

Abstract: Pain is an enormous and prevalent problem that troubles people of all ages worldwide. The effectiveness of acupuncture for pain management has been strongly verified by large randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and meta-analyses. Increasing numbers of patients with pain have accepted acupuncture treatment worldwide. However, some challenges exist in establishing evidence for the efficacy
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9 Ways To Avoid Endocrine Disruptors

9 Ways To Avoid Endocrine Disruptors Can a shower curtain be bad for your health? It can if it contains phthalates. Phthalates are just some of over 800 chemicals that are labeled as endocrine disruptors. These chemicals are toxic for a number of reasons. They may mimic estrogen, androgen or thyroid hormones and cause your
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12 Proven Natural Therapies to Prevent and Relieve Migraines

Every year nearly one in five Americans experience some form of migraine attack. One in 25 will have headaches lasting at least 15 days per month. Here’s what to do when a disabling migraine strikes you. As an acupuncturist I want to highlight what we do in our clinic.  However, click on the link at
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AIN’T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING

If given a choice between real and artificial, the majority of people in most instances will choose real.  No matter the product, there is an implied superiority to the authentic item as compared to an imitation, no matter how similar the two may be. Advertisers understand this wholeheartedly.  They are quick to tout their product
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THE STONECUTTER

If you’ve ever seen an old-time stone cutter at work, you know that persistence pays off.  Equipped only with a sledgehammer, chisel, and determination, they rain blow after blow down upon the rock, confident that their work will produce the desired result.  Although the stone shows no outward signs of wear and tear, the stone
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