Sinuses – Syracuse, NY
Sinus relief naturally without the use of drugs and surgery
You may not have to jump first to drugs and surgery for your sinus pain this year. If you suffer from problems with your sinuses, post nasal drip, sinus infection, catarrh, congestion or sinusitis there are drug free and natural approaches that you should strongly consider in conjunction with your preferred methods of treatment.
Why and how can something natural work so well?
Often the problem with sinuses isn’t an infection or all of the mucous. Often it is a mechanical problem where drainage isn’t taking place. If you get drainage moving optimally where it is supposed to be, often sinus problems clear up very quickly.
Anatomy & Function You Need to Understand
Think of the Lymphatic system as the sewer system of the body. The main lymphatic duct in the body is the Thoracic duct. It is located on the left side of the chest just under the clavicle. This duct drains the entire body except for the right side of the face and the right arm. There is a smaller duct on the right side that drains that.
The same way you can pinch a hose to stop water from flowing, our biomechanics can alter the drainage of our sewer system. People who are hunched forward at a desk or computer, people who drive a lot, bad posture, hair dressers, and anyone else who does a lot of repetitive motions in front of their body can be particularly susceptible. The chest muscles “pinch off” the Thoracic duct. Mucous from the sinuses that should travel through the neck and into this duct are not able to move this direction. The mucous has no choice. It either stays in the sinuses causing a lot of congestion and pain, OR, it drains down the back of the throat and can makes it raw and quite painful.
Either option can cause or leave the appearance of an infection. Often improving this drainage clears this up quickly and permanently without medications. The combination of techniques with Applied Kinesiology, Active Release Technique and Cold Laser Therapy can help improve the mechanical components involved with sinus problems and can resolve quickly and comfortably.
Just Treating Symptoms
Just taking a medication or having surgery to help the sinus pain you are feeling doesn’t necessarily fix the underlying problem. You could take a medication that dries up your sinuses for example, but it won’t do anything for the possible adhesions, tightness, bad posture, and scar tissue in your chest muscles, which may effect your thoracic duct. This then leaves the door open for the problem to come back more often instead of resolving the underlying problem.
Numerous patients have come in the office with all varieties of sinus problems lasting from days to decades. Many of them find very quick relief and several have avoided surgeries. The beauty of working on the mechanical components in this way is there are no negative side effects, improved health and function is expected, and if after a few visits you don’t see improvement, the more invasive options are already there and available to you with the help of your primary care physician. Worst case scenario is improved health.
Thank you and I will look forward to seeing you soon, and being a part of your health team!