Sinus Relief with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
As the weather gets damper sinus sufferers can feel the all too familiar symptoms of facial pain, breathing difficulties, head pressure, stuffy noses and foggy thinking. If this is you don’t despair – sinus and sinusitis can be naturally treated with acupuncture, acupressure and Chinese herbs.
Acupuncture uses small painless disposable needles to stimulate points on the temples, nose and forehead, which cause the sinuses to drain naturally alleviating the pain associated with the blockage. Acupressure is also used to stimulate the trapped mucus to move.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, sinus is caused by a number of imbalances in the body and the task of your Chinese Medicine practitioner is to discover the source of the imbalance and then create an individualised tailor made plan to the illness.
For some sinus can be triggered by an attack of the wind. For example the Chinese say ‘catch the wind’ in the same way we say ‘catch a cold’ and catching the wind means having an imbalance in the lung meridian. Here the lung meridian is under attack and fights back by sneezing, discharging fluid from the nose and other symptoms. In this way the immune system is brought back into balance by clearing the wind through stimulating points on the lung meridian.
Other channels that are affected by sinus are the stomach and kidney meridians. The kidneys contain the essence of Yin and Yang. If the kidney meridian is unbalanced a person’s energy becomes weak and the body starts to feel cold. Other symptoms include frequent urination, lower back pain and a heightened sensitivity to environmental allergens.
Sinus can also be triggered by stagnated heat in the gallbladder, damp heat in the stomach due to too many greasy and spicy foods or from an imbalance in the energy of the spleen.
Your Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner will consider many things such as the colour of the nasal discharge, the coating of your tongue and pulse when diagnosing the exact cause of your sinus symptoms Treatment prescribed is usually a course of Acupuncture, Acupressure or Chinese herbs or it can be a combination of all three depending on the diagnosis.
Care Cure Acupuncture clinics are located in Galway City, Loughrea, Tuam, Dun Laoghaire and Longford. Please call us on 086-2159282 to make an appointment for a Free Consultation or make an online booking via our website www.carecure.ie.