- Posted on: Feb 13 2017
Have the variations in the weather recently been causing your allergies to flare up? Are the people around you sharing their germs? Did you eat so much cheese and dairy over the holidays and now your head feels like a slice of brie? If so, consider Acupuncture to help you breathe again!
Acupuncture can be a very effective way of relieving sinus congestion, however it is imperative to go beyond relieving the symptoms to discover and eliminate the cause of the problem. If you have chronic sinus problems, it is important you consult a doctor.
Constipation, a poor diet, or lack of exercise can contribute to sinus problems. The elimination of dairy and sugar from your diet for two weeks (or more) can help you decide if dietary changes may help you manage your sinus congestion.
Sinus congestion can be the result of stress, worry, grief, or guilt. Strong emotions that are unresolved can lead to muscle tension within the body. Acupuncture can help relieve this tension in your face, chest, and neck allowing your sinuses to clear.
In the hands of a skilled practitioner, sinus congestion can be relieved for varying periods, with just one treatment. Structurally, the sinuses resemble pockets or valleys. Applying pressure to these valleys will help eliminate the buildup of fluids. You can continue your treatment at home with a few basic acupressure points. These points are most effective when used at least three times a day.