Sinus infections and chronic sinusitis affects millions of people every year. It is the most common chronic condition in the United States today. Bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa and environmental conditions, such as molds, can cause sinusitis.
Western medicine treats sinusitis and sinus infections with antibiotics, nebulized inhalants and sinus surgery. Yuck! It can’t help your body become resistant to a recurrence in fact it does the opposite. Overuse of antibiotics can lead to lower immunity over time as the beneficial flora that make up your digestive track is killed off. Your digestive system makes up 70% of your body’s immunity!
Acupuncture Associates offers treatment approaches to sinusitis in both early and late stages. In early stages without severe infection, we often use treatment as an alternative to Western therapies. In later stages, we often combine therapies in a complimentary manner.
Acupuncture works wonders for clearing the sinuses and relieving pain. Nutrition, including diet and Chinese herbs, are also a major part of the treatment plan.