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Acupuncture and Sinusitis

Have you ever wondered about whether acupuncture can be used to treat sinusitis? Sinusitis, sinus congestion, asthma, and allergic symptoms as well as many other diseases can be helped by the use of acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the sinus cavities, which are found around the eyes inside the skull. Both allergy and viral infections can trigger sinusitis and sinus headache, as well as exposure to directly irritating substances such as smoke and cosmetic fragrances. Sinus congestion or sinus pain can also be the result. Sinusitis and allergy symptoms are increasing in our society, and often require treatment with powerful drugs which cause a variety of side effects.

Allergy to inhaled pollutants and pollen also contribute to sinus diseases. Most modern cities have problems with air quality outdoors, and indoor air is subject to pollution by furnishings, household chemicals, cosmetics and pet dander. Casual use of lawn chemicals and pesticides have also affected a number of my patients.

Symptoms of allergy and hypersensitivity may affect the body in the sinuses, the airways, the mucous membranes, the lungs or the skin. Some individuals develop problems in all of these areas. Sinus symptoms may include sinus congestion, watery or sticky discharges, sinus pain, sinus headache and sinus pressure. Sinus inflammation can also trigger facial headaches as well as "migraine" type vascular headaches.

The use of acupuncture and dietary therapy can be very helpful to reduce or eliminate the signs and symptoms of allergic and irritant sinusitis, sinus headache, sinus pain, and sinus congestion. Patients report that they can use fewer medications and feel better.

Acupuncture therapy and traditional Oriental medicinals prepared from different herbs are very effective in relieving many complex physical disorders like sinusitis, sinus headache, sinus congestion, and sinus pain.

When you decide to undergo acupuncture for sinusitis, sinus headache, chronic sinus congestion, or sinus allergy, an individualized treatment program will be designed for your particular imbalance. At our site we give you a lot of information on treatment with traditional Oriental medicine.

Time will prove that traditional methods of treatment like acupuncture help to reduce medical cost and suffering. One secret of improving health lies in the use of traditional medicine for helping your physical and emotional imbalances.

Dr. L.B. Grotte, M.D., was the first physician in Ohio to be board certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. He has studied Oriental medicine since 1972 and has practiced Oriental medicine in Cleveland for more than 26 years. Our small practice specializes in creating individualized treatment plans combining Western and Oriental methods. Call us at 440-461-7488 to make an appointment or visit our website for more information.

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