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Acupressure Therapy Can Work For The Treatment Of Sinusitis

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These days, we usually rely on modern knowledge and modern technologies to guide us for the way we live our lives. Hence, it is only natural to assume that modern society can guide us on the path to good health and well being. After all look, at the tremendous achievements modern medicine has achieved so far in the battle against diseases like heart attacks and cancer.

Because of this, we now tend to look up to modern medicine to provide us with the things we need to overcome whatever it is that ails us. Unfortunately, modern medicine does not have the answers to all of life’s myriad maladies. One of these unresolved maladies is sinus infection. However, there are people who will swear on their mother’s grave that acupressure, an ancient Chinese healing discipline, definitely works for the treatment or cure of sinusitis.

Acupressure is based on the existence of vital energy or chi. It is used to help increase the flow of energy and blood in the body

For sinusitis, acupressure has a special regimen to treat the condition. You or your therapist will know what precise areas to massage and stimulate in order to effect a treatment. You may need to give a thorough description of your symptoms and all vital information to your therapist in order to correctly diagnose your problem and therefore provide you with the right kind of treatment.

You can also perform the therapy yourself provided you know what correct pressure points to use and how to perform the therapy the correctly. Acupressure works the same way as acupuncture but instead of stimulating the pressure points with needles, you only need your fingers to apply the right pressure on the body.

Your eye is one of the most useful locations in your body to begin performing acupressure for the treatment of sinusitis. To begin, place your thumbs about halfway up on one side of your nose. Then firmly press the cartilage of your nose with the thumbs. Keep on pressing for half a minute. Repeat this process as much as you can. One of the greatest things about acupressure is that it has no side effects.

The following is another form acupressure therapy you can try.

Press the areas next to your inner eyes on the two sides of the bridge of your nose with your index finger and left thumb. Hold this for a few seconds. Applying pressure on the areas near the eyes is what people instinctively do if they’re having sinus problems.

We tend to often rely on modern knowledge and medical techniques to address our health problems. We also tend to forget that there are a variety of healing techniques have been used for thousands of years that are just as good as or even better than today’s modern treatments. Acupressure offers certain exciting possibilities when it comes to treating or curing sinusitis.

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1244 S Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 713-6118
http://thrivewellnesscenter.com

Written by Valerie

March 13th, 2018 at 8:35 am

Symptoms of Sinusitis

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The most common symptom of acute sinusitis is the cold which in this case either gets worse after a week or does not improve even with treatments like common cold drugs.

There are various symptoms manifested by sinusitis. They include:

Sneezing and itchy eyes often related to allergic sinusitis
Lingering cold
Increased pain when you lean forward
Weakness
Tiredness, lethargy and general fatigue
A feeling of fullness over the whole face
Pressure on one side of the head, cheek area, nose or eyes
Pain in the ears when infection spreads to your inner ear
Blocked ears arising from mucus spreading to the Eustachian tubes
Swollen eyes
Photophobia or eye sensitivity to light specifically during mornings
Pain in the teeth specifically on the upper jaw molars
Upper jaw pain
Halitosis or bad breath
Hoarse voice
Itchy cough
Sore throat
Appetite loss due to lessened ability to smell and taste
Lessened sense of smell and taste
Snoring due to forceful breathing caused by fluid build-up
Postnasal drip – This means that your sinus re-flows fluid down the back of your throat making you swallow the fluid
Congestion, nasal stuffiness or runny nose
Foul-smelling, thick, greenish or yellow nasal discharge that sometimes comes with blood
Fever ranging from 99 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit
Pain and tenderness in the sinus region
Facial pain or tenderness especially at the bridge of the nose or under the eyes
Frontal headaches particularly in the morning when you wake up

You may suffer from different symptoms depending on the type of sinusitis you have.

Acute sinusitis

Sphenoid sinusitis – This type of acute sinusitis does not frequently occur but when it does it causes pain behind the eyes and other symptoms like:

Postnasal drip or nasal discharge
Disturbed or double vision if the pressure affects the brain
Worsening pain when bending forward or lying down
Fever
Neck pain
Earache
Deep headache with the pain behind the eye, across the forehead and on top of or behind the head

Frontal sinusitis – Pain is felt on one or both sides or behind the forehead. Other symptoms can include:

Postnasal drip or nasal discharge
Worsening pain when reclining and less pain when upright
Fever
Extreme headaches in the area of the forehead
Pain when touching the forehead over the frontal sinuses

Maxillary sinusitis – Pain often is felt behind the cheekbones. Other symptoms include

Fever
Postnasal drip or nasal discharge
Pressure and pain that worsen when your head is upright and improving when reclining
Swollen, red or tender cheekbone
Tender cheeks
Pain in the teeth and upper jaw
Pressure or pain on both or one side of the face
Pain around the upper teeth, around or under the eye or across the cheekbone

Ethmoid sinusitis – Pain is felt behind the eyes near the tear ducts. Other symptoms include:

Pressure or pain that worsens when lying down, straining or coughing and improving when in an upright position
Headache in the temple or around the eye
Swollen tissue and eyelids around the eyes
Stuffy nose
Loss of smell
Pressure or pain on both sides of the nose, down r between the eyes and in the area of the inner eye
Postnasal drip or nasal congestion

The problem is that symptoms do not always point out the sinuses that are inflamed and so people with sinusitis usually feel general tenderness and pain in many parts of their body.

 

Needles & Moxa Wellness Center
700 S Red Rd
Miami, FL 33144
Ph: (305) 265-5265
http://www.needlesandmoxa.com/

Written by Valerie

February 26th, 2014 at 12:28 am

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