Sinuses: what are they ?
The facial bones have spaces in between them which allow air to pass through them. These spaces are known as the sinuses. These sinuses are lined by the mucous membrane, when these membranes swell up the sinuses get blocked.
The blockage causes inability of air to pass through the spaces causes the mucous to clog and causes a lot of plain. The sinuses in the face are the in the cheekbones (maxillary sinus), the space between the eye-sockets (ethmoid sinus), the forehead and the area above the eyebrows (frontal sinus), back of the nose and the head (sphenoid sinus).
Sinusitis refers to the swelling of the sinuses. Sinusitis is generally treated with antibiotics, which take around 14 days while in cases of chronic congestion sinus or allergic fungal sinusitis, a treatment of 28 days is required. Then decongestants and nasal sprays, antihistamines are also used to treat sinusitis. All these are non-natural methods to treat sinusitis and like we have known natural methods are the best bets when it comes to treating any ailment.
Natural Sinus Treatment Methods Go a Long Way
Acupressure : Acupressure has always proved itself as an immensely beneficial technique to treat sinusitis. Acupressure helps in providing instant relief in case of congestion. One has to first identify the sinus points in the face. The sinus points have to then be properly simulated with a steady but firm massage. Massage each point for about 5 minutes each for instant relief from the pain.
Natural inhalers : Eucalyptus steam inhalation and nasal irrigation are other great methods for treating sinusitis. Eucalyptus oil is first taken in a kettle with some water and then heated. The steam is inhaled to get relief from the symptoms of sinus. Other plant extracts like elderberry extract, horseradish and bromelain are considered extremely beneficial in treating sinusitis.
Diet : Diet also needs to be properly taken care of in case of sinusitis. When under sinusitis attack certain modifications in the diet can be made to reduce the effects. It is always better to reduce consumption of dietary products and include grapes and warm tea in daily food plan. A lot of fluid should be constantly consumed to make a difference with the sinus and allergy symptoms.
Certain other aspects can also be taken care of like; the patients should always try to keep themselves humidified at all times. Air conditioning has known to provide relief in decongestant.