So many people suffer from chronic sinus problems and tend to use allergy medications and nasal sprays on a daily basis which is only a temporary solution. Your sinuses are cavities in your skull that are air filled normally. When these sinuses become inflamed or swollen it can be extremely uncomfortable and cause your head to feel heavy, this is called Sinusitis. These cavities become blocked and filled with fluid where it provides a warm and moist cosy environment for micro-organisms like bacteria to grow resulting in thick discolored mucous, headaches and blocked nose. Here are some natural ways to help prevent and manage your sinus problems long term.
Top 4 natural ways to manage sinus problems
Diet: the first point to start is looking into food that could cause increase in phlegm and mucous production. Often these are food that trigger allergies as well e.g. sugar, wheat or white flour foods can dairy. Another factor is eating too many foods that are cold or refrigerated e.g. ice lollies, ice cream, cold drinks. So best to avoid these foods and include heating spices like garlic, ginger and cayenne pepper in your foods like hot soups and other meals. Drinking ginger or peppermint tea can also help improve congestion. Drink sufficient water to flush toxins and keep your colon clear by eating fiber to ensure toxins are eliminated regularly.
2. Environment and air quality: it is a know fact that expose to allergens from the environment like pollen and dust or other pollutants can trigger sinus problems. It is best to keep the airways clear and free from pollutants by flushing the sinuses with salt water regularly. Use the humidifier in the 3room when sleeping and add a few drops of eucalyptus or peppermint essential oil to relieve congestion and keep the air moist.
3. Lymph drainage and massage. With blockage of the lymphatic flow or circulation, sinus congestion can become aggravated. Massage therapy and cupping therapy can assist with reducing congestion and unblock lymphatic flow.
4. Herbal treatment: There a a wide range of herbs which are effective in managing sinus congestion and associated symtpoms. Herbs with decongestant, antiallergy/immunomodulatort effects, antiinflammtory, antimicrobial nd analgesic effects are often used in combination in herbal formulations to treat sinus problems. Speak to our practitioners about options for herbal treatment of sinus problems suitable for your condition.
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