Sinusitis can be a very debilitating infection because it affects not only your sinuses but the whole upper frontal area of the head. It can give the sufferer unbearable headaches and pain through the upper cheeks and forehead which affects their ability to think clearly. What has been found with sinusitis is that not all remedies help all people and the reason for this is that there are various causes of the problem.
Over the years there have been many different natural healing remedies for sinus infection and some give relief to some people and others will benefit another group of people.
These remedies stem from other forms of “medicine” at times, other theories than what conventional, or allopathic, medicine professors. In saying that though, they all have one common denominator: they have all taken care of some individuals at some stage.
Often by simply opening your mind, your horizons, and your willingness to try a slightly different approach can make the difference to the results you will achieve.
Sinus Solutions with an Ancient Chinese touch
This form of ancient Chinese medical practice has at last been accepted by the Western world and in fact some medical practitioners now encourage certain patients to try this as a form of relief for sinusitis.
Acupuncture works on the theory of the regulation of what the Chinese call “qi” or vital energy, but it stimulates the flow of blood as well. The very think, delicate needles are placed in certain parts of the body that are affected by, or causing a particular health problem.
This is a relief from sinusitis that needs to be given by a qualified acupuncturist. It is not something that one should attempt to do themselves.
As you may have guessed, this is a method of using pressure rather than needles to perform the task and is one that a sufferer can do themselves. Essentially the pressure is used in similar areas to that of acupuncture for sinusitis relief.
A popular place is placing your thumbs on either side of your nose, about halfway up. Press firmly against the cartilage of the nostrils. Hold this pressure for 30 seconds. Repeat this often through the day. This pressure has the effect of draining and clearing the sinus cavities.
Other Natural Methods For Any Time Of Day
Sinus affects the area from the nose, across under the eyes and out towards your ears (not all the way though) and above the nose in the forehead. A relief that many people have found is to massage the cheek area, starting next to the nose and pulling away towards the ears, to the outer edge of the eye. The strength of pressure applied will depend on how firmly you can stand the pressure. Do this several times and you fill find it helping to clear the sinus cavities.
Another very popular form of sinus relief, but some doubted it because funnily enough you are working with your hands, not your face.
Use a golf ball and roll it over the palms of both of your hands. For your sinus problems, be sure the ball visits the palm of your hands that lie directly below the thumb. Continue you this for 30 seconds at 30 second intervals for 5 minutes. It is suggested that you do not use this strategy as a continuing form of relief, but as an alternative one from time to time.
There are also pressure points just under the top pads of your toes, slightly towards the lateral side. As well, there is a reflex point on the ridge directly under the base of your toes. This is a pressure point for the Eustachian Tubes of your ears.
When you self-massage these areas, you want to do so gingerly and carefully, at first. When your sinuses are inflamed, you may discover that touching this point can be extremely painful. The beauty of these natural methods is that they can be very good for immediate relief and some of them, such as the facial massaging can be done anywhere at any time.