Aromatherapy Treatment for Sinusitis
Steam inhalations are the best way towork directly on the membranes loosening thick mucus and fighting infection. Choose from oils of Chamomile, Eucalyptus,Lavender Peppermint, Pine, Thyme or Tea Tree a combibnation may be best,or else change around the oils. In acute sinusitis, the inhalations can be taken 4 times a day toease the pain and relieve the congestion, reducing to once daily as the symptoms ease,until the sinuses have cleared up.
Herbalism Treatment for Sinusitis
A part from steam inhalations as outlined above using infusions internally can help to reduce the catarrh and inflammation. Look at the following herbs. Catmint (Npeta cataria): reduces nasal congestion and helps to liquefy thick, sticky mucus. Elderflower (Sumbucus nigra): reduces inflammation by improving circulation through the area, clear long- term catarrh, and cases congestion, Golden Seal. (Hydrastis Canadensis): has an astringent effect,cooling and toning up swollen , inflamed membranes .As this herb is quite expensive and difficult to find loose , it may be easier to take in tablet form ,up to 500 mg a day. It is also often very valuable to take plenty of garlic, either raw or as garlic perles, to fight any infection.
Homeopathy Treatment for Sinusitis
Try to match the remedy to the symptom pattern- look also at suggestions for Catarrh, Colds or Hay Fever. Hepar sulph: for painful swelling of the nasal cavities tender to the touch, with infected, yellow mucus discharge. Nat Mur: a profuse, watery discharge sneezing and a frontal headache are typical symptoms calling for this remedy. Silica: for a dry, blocked mose and a severe headache, perhaps with bousts of sneezing; worse with cold and better with warmth.
Naturopathy Treatment for Sinusitis
Immediately cut out all dairy products and restrict white flour pastries, cakes and so on. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Avoid smoky armospheres, and do not fly when nasal passages are actely inflamed or blocked, as the changes in air pressure can given severe pain and could damage the eardrum. Use alternating hot and cold light compresses or just splashes of water for about 3 minutes and then cold for no more than 1 minutes repating 2 or 3 times. This will reduce congestion and inflammation, and thus ease the pains. Using an inhalation can be helpful back up to this.