Gentle and Effective Treatments
For Sinusitis (Page 1 of 2)
About This Article
Microbes are very opportunistic and microbes certainly reside in the sinuses. However, microbes in the sinuses are not necessarily the "root cause" of sinusitis!! The microbes in the sinuses are more likely a symptom of a deeper systemic problem. The systemic problem may be liver degeneration caused by tapeworms, liver flukes and other parasites, which usually reside in the organs (e.g. the liver) or the stomach in the case of tapeworms. It is these things that weaken the immune system and create a safe haven for microbes to live in the sinuses.
Thus, to deal with sinusitis a person must identify the "root cause," for their situation, in addition to dealing with the symptoms (i.e. the actual sinus infection).
Page 1 of this article will describe the treatment for sinusitis that will identify the "root cause" of sinusitis (hint: the "root cause" is not in the sinuses or the root canals). The treatment will lead to a systemic cure for the "root cause" of the sinusitis and the symptoms of sinusitis.
Page 2 is a continuation of Page 1 and will provide less expensive options for dealing with sinusitis and it will explain an optional treatment for sinusitis that is microbial in focus, rather than systemic and "root cause" in focus.
Immediate Fixes For Serious Congestion
First, take a hot shower and make sure the hot water goes on the sides of your head (near your eyes), your forehead and both sides of your nose!! This will immediately deal with the sinus pressure.
Second, if a hot shower is not possible, use a hot, wet towel and hold it to the sides of your head (especially on the sides of your eyes), also on both sides of your nose and on your forehead.
Third, Use MSM Cream (or DMSO Cream). Rubbing MSM Cream (available at any health food store) on the outside of the nose, on the side of the head near the eyes, and on your forehead will also help reduce inflammation. DMSO Cream may cause very slight body odor (the user will not be able to smell it).
Another product that may help reduce inflammation by rubbing it on the outside of the nose is Sinus Rejuvination Oil. It can also be put on a finger tip and rubbed inside the nostrils.
The best inhaler I have found is the "Olbas Natural Inhaler."
Fourth, take three products: "Stinging Nettle," Sinusalia and a product called: "Three Spices Sinus Complex."
Do NOT use nasal sprays as a first resort and if you do use nasal sprays, use them only for a very short time. Control your sinusitis with hot water as your first resort!!!
The best things to consider to sleep all night are:
Foods To Avoid
The worst food in the world for sinusitis sufferers is chocolate ice cream. In fact, any food with milk in it is going to cause the sinus infection to get worse and could cause a flare-up. Only people with Type A blood can digest dairy products.
So the first rule in controlling sinusitis is to avoid dairy products like the plaugue.
Second, avoid sugar (i.e. refined sugar).
In short, the ideal diet for a sinusitis sufferer is a "whole food" diet where you do not eat any processed foods.
However, the diet should not be too high in "greens" as too many greens can cause strokes in a small percentage of people who have a particular genetic defect or have a propensity for strokes.
By controlling the diet the person can probably avoid having severe sinusitus congestion days.
There are two things you need to be concerned about.
First, if you blow your nose too hard this can cause mucus to back up into the nasal area. This can cause the sinuses to become very inflammed.
Second, is over-the-counter nasal sprays, such as Afrin. These nasal sprays, if used for more than a couple of days, can freeze your nasal passages totally closed. You could end up the hospital with a steroid shot.
Over the counter chemical nasal sprays should NEVER be used for more than two days in a row unless they are totally natural. Afrin and other chemical sprays can cause the sinuses to "rebound" and inflame your sinuses totally shut. The ingredient in Afrin, of course, is the most addictive. Every emergency room doctor knows Afrin very well.
As always, use hot water to control your inflammation, not nasal sprays.
Also, learn to blow your nose less frequently, and with less force. Congestion can be caused by severe allergies or by blowing your nose too hard, too often. It can also cause bleeding inside your nasal area.
One way to blow your nose gently is to begin the motion from the abdomen area, not the nasal area.
Graphical Display of the Sinuses
See this YouTube video to graphically understand why it is so difficult to kill all of the microbes in the sinuses: