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Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat sinus issues

Cold weather, allergies, cold and flu can all play havoc with our sinuses and aside from the expected nasal congestion, many individuals also find themselves experiencing side effects such as headaches, teeth and jaw pain.

There are many over the counter remedies which are available to help mild sinus problems and individuals also have the option of alternative and complementary home remedies.

Acupuncture may be an option worth considering if your sinus problems are long term and caused by an issue such as a pet allergy. Points on the arms and legs can open the meridians which run through the sinuses as well as boosting the immune system, and local points on the face will help to physically clear the sinuses.

In addition, using a neti pot with salt water is a great way of clearing the sinuses and increasing energy. Try using one cup of body-temperature water mixed with half a teaspoon of sea salt.

Gently pour the water into one nostril, let it flow through the sinuses and out the other nostril. Repeat this process throughout the day until sinuses have cleared and then repeat on a daily basis to keep healthy sinuses.

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Written by Emma Hilton

Written by Emma Hilton

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