A  Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine Clinic
Natural Therapies - Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Remedy
Sinusitis

Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses. It may be associated with both bacterial and viral infections, but it may be due
to non-infectious inflammation (e.g., allergies) in the sinuses as well. Sinusitis can be acute and last less than 4 weeks,
or chronic and last 8 to 12 weeks or more. Acute sinusitis is very common, affecting about 1 in 10 people each year.

Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostic patterns for sinusitis are wind cold, wind heat, lung heat, or liver and
gallbladder fire that has ascended to the head. The power of Chinese medicine is in a personalized treatment. For
example, you and I might both suffer from Sinusitis but have it treated two different ways with Chinese medicine.

Therefore a comprehensive consultation is a must in order to find what your individual under pattern condition and
then decide what acu-points to select and what herbs to mix up to make right customized acupuncture treatment and
herbal remedy.

According our 30 years practice experience, acute conditions respond to acupuncture and herbal therapy within a few
days. Most of the patients can feel an immediate clearing of the nasal passages and sinuses during or right after their
first acupuncture session.

Diet is important in any disharmony involving mucus, since many foods tend to increase it. The patient should avoid
cold, greasy, sweet and excessively spicy foods which all make the condition worse, more  congestion, mucus and pain.

Once an acute attack has been cleared, the treatment will pay more attention to the body's natural defensive Qi
(immune system) so that the body is better to fight off the colds that often lead to a sinusitis attack and make the
condition last.