Tuesday, April 29, 2014

5 ways to manage Allergic Sinusitis

With the wind blowing the way it is, I know many people in Orange County are suffering. Here are 5 things to do about it.

1. Keep your body strong. In Chinese medicine the saying is "When the qi is strong, no evil will enter." Meaning that if our bodies are balanced, we are much less likely to get sick. Get plenty of rest, moderate your stress, eat clean, healthy food, and your body will be less likely to be overwhelmed by an allergic response.

2. Use a Humidifier.  If your sinuses are moistened, they are less likely to get irritated. The moisture provides a barrier against the allergens.

3. Drink enough water. Again, keeping the body hydrated will provide a barrier against allergens.

4. Take properly prescribed herbal supplements. I have a number of formulas I provide to my patients that open the sinuses and regulate immune function.

5. Acupuncture. Acupuncture does a wonderful job of opening up the sinuses and decreasing inflammation and allergic response.

Depending on your individual patterns and constitution, there may be other things you can do to stave off the tissue box and keep you breathing normally. Feel free to contact me at 714-997-4861 or visit www.OCAcupunctureSpecialist.com to learn more.

Here's to your Health,

Michael Padilla