Acupuncture and Herbs to treat Sinus Infections

Sinusitis or sinus infection is inflammation of the air cavities within the passages of the nose. Tiny holes that connect your nasal passages to your sinuses get blocked. It can be caused by a number of factors including colds and flu viruses, infection, polyps, allergies and irritants. If your sinuses can’t drain properly it causes inflammation and swelling around the nasal area. This can directly affect your breathing, cause pain, irritation, headaches and affect your day to day living.

The combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbs is a highly effective way to treat both the symptoms and the root cause of your sinusitis. Our practitioners stimulate the small channels that connect the sinuses to the nasal passages. Stimulating these congestion points increases blood flow to your sinuses and loosens mucus . This allows the mucus to drain into the nose from the sinuses and allows air to flow into the sinuses from the nose. It can also stimulate the body’s ability to dissolve phlegm, fight infection and build strength. 

Even at your first acupuncture treatment, you will feel your sinuses draining and opening up. Chinese herbs are used to reduce congestion, drain mucus and reduce heat and inflammation.

Acupressure points to help with congested Sinus.

To help open the maxillary sinuses in the cheek, use the tip of your finger and apply gentle pressure to LI 20 and St 3.

To help relieve pressure from upper / frontal sinuses gently apply pressure to acupressure point B2. Hold for a few moments and repeat.


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