Natural remedies for sinus infection (sinusitis) can reduce the severity of your symptoms and sometimes fully cure your condition. Sinus infection treatments like nasal irrigation and vapor inhalation can help relieve the sinus pressure and nasal drainage, where as dietary modifications and herbal remedies can often treat the source cause of sinusitis naturally. Here are some of the benefits of natural sinus infections treatments:
- Mind, body techniques and herbal remedies can help reduce symptoms of sinus infection without dramatic side effects as can be associated with some medications.
- Natural remedies like herbs and dietary changes can get to the source of the sinus issue(s), which cause the sinusitis symptoms.
- Natural remedies for sinus infection encourage contact with other types of health professionals such as acupuncturists and herbalists that can expand your strategies for curing sinusitis.
Body Treatments for Sinus Infection
By keeping a healthy body, through exercise, diet and corrective treatments, you are supporting the body’s ability to function property and ward off infections. Staying healthy through exercise and eating high quality foods is a good in preventing sinus infections. Also, mind-body therapies like yoga and meditation can help keep the body in shape, and corrective treatments like acupuncture and chiropractic care can help fix the underlying body issues that might contribute to your sinus infection.
Elimination Diet for Sinus Infection
An elimination diet is a way to test yourself for food sensitivities. Some people may have a food allergy or food sensitivity that causes excess mucus production, or might even compromise their immune function, leaving them more susceptible to infectious agents. By eliminating potentially causal agents (dairy is the most common culprit for sinus infections) for an extended amount of time, you can see if symptoms are alleviated. After eliminating this one, or many , substance(s) (for at least a two-week period) you can add them back into your diet, and see if symptoms return. Self-reflection on what affects your body specifically is the most effective way to determine what treatments work specifically for YOU.
Herbs for Sinus Infection
Herbal treatments are also natural remedies for sinus infection that can help treat a number of sinusitis symptoms. Most commonly however, these herbs can thin the mucus, alleviating the sinus pressure that comes with sinus infections.
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Vapor and Steam
Vapor and steam treatments are wonderful natural remedies for sinus infections. Inhaling steam (sometimes with aromatherapy oils in the vapor) can help to irrigate the nasal passageways and alleviate some of the sinus pressure sometimes associated with sinusitis.
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