Treatment Methods for Sinusitis
Posted on June 22, 2021

The face is comprised of many bone structures and sinuses( the empty spaces in the nasal and facial bones filled with air). A soft mucus membrane is found in the inner lining of these sinuses. The inflammation of these tissue lining leads to the accumulation of phlegm or mucus in these sinus cavities. When these accumulations stay in the membrane for a prolonged time, they get filled with fluid and germs (viruses, bacteria, and fungi) causing an infection that leads to sinusitis. In Ayurveda, it is known as Pinas and may attack people of any age. Kids suffering from cold and asthma patients are prone to Sinusitis. With increasing cases all over UAE, Ayurvedic treatment centers in Dubai can help to identify the problem and offer effective Treatment Methods for Sinusitis. 

 

Symptoms of Sinusitis

  • Congestion –  difficulty in breathing due to nasal stuffiness. It occurs with even non-infectious sinusitis.
  • Itching & sneezing – Continuous sneezing and/or itching of the eyes
  • Facial tenderness–  when facial areas over sinuses get swollen and hurt when touched.
  • Headache – Severe headache leading to nausea
  • Postnasal drip – drippy and runny nose with mucus overproduction from sinusitis that irritates throat tissue.
  • Fever – Low-grade fever, lack of appetite, and thick nasal secretions.
  • Cough – Runny nose, excessive sneezing, cough worse at night, and bad breath.
  • Facial pain: Tooth pain, ear pain, and eye pain due to pressure on surrounding nerves and tissues
  • Bad breath – caused due to bacterial infections
  • Sore throat – Aching in your upper jaw, teeth, and sore throat.
  • Fatigue – caused due to fever, body’s immune response, and persistent coughing
  • Ulceration – dead cells in the necrotic center of the nasal area. It occurs with rare fungal infections.

 

Sinusitis Causes

  • External agents like viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other pollutants
  • Unhealthy eating habits of food that are oily, dry, spicy, extremely hot/cold.
  • Suppressing the natural urge to emit tears or even vomit.
  • Exposure to dusty, cold, or dry weather
  • Late nights and daytime sleep

 

Types of Sinusitis

  • Acute: Acute sinusitis is very common. Its characteristics include sudden onset of cold-like symptoms such as stuffy & runny nose combined with facial pain typically lasting 4 weeks or less.
  • Subacute: An inflammation that lasts up to 8 weeks.
  • Chronic: A condition characterized by severe sinus inflammation lasting longer than 8 weeks.
  • Recurrent: Several repeated sinusitis attacks within a year.
  • Maxillary- causes pain in the maxillary (cheek) area like toothache or headache.
  • Frontal - causes pain in the frontal sinus cavity which is located above the eyes like headache
  • Ethmoid - causes pain between and behind the eyes and headaches
  • Sphenoid - often refers to the vertex or top of the head causing pain or pressure behind the eyes

 

Home Remedies

  • Steam inhalation
  • Staying Hydrated with warm water
  • Nasal irrigation with warm salt water
  • Pungent Spices like cayenne pepper that helps reduce inflammation
  • Tea infused with turmeric and Ginger Root
  • Tea infused with Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Chicken or vegetable soup with fresh herbs

 

Ayurvedic treatment

Ayurvedic treatment of sinusitis involves melting and removing aggravated doshas. Ayurvedic treatment in Dubai includes various methods pertaining to an individual’s body. Consult with an expert at the Ayurvedic treatment center in Dubai before starting a course. The various methods are mentioned below:

 

Panchakarma: The Panchakarma treatment is a 5 step intense detoxification process to rid the body of accumulated toxins. Out of the five, Nasya is quite versatile in eradicating sinusitis. Nasya is defined as the introduction of medicine(herbal) through the nostrils. Nasya is usually done by administering ‘Shad Bindu Tailam’ or ‘Anu Tailam’ via the nostril which will reduce nasal congestion and remove the accumulated blockage of the path from the sinuses. These oils may initially have effects like sneezing and a drippy nose.

Smoke Inhalation: Also known as Dhumapana, inhaling medicated smoke can also help with unblocking the sinuses. Turmeric smoke is very effective and powdered turmeric is called Haridra Churnam, which can clear the pathway and reduce the Kapha. Another famous mixture is Camphor & Menthol which is used in steam inhalation. This helps to reduce nasal congestion.

Ayurvedic Medicines: Lakshmi Vilas Ras is a herbal medicine that mainly contains Abhrak Bhasma which has therapeutic effects for the nasal airways, lungs, pleura, pericardium, and blood vessels. It works like magic for headaches, forehead pain and even nasal allergy.

Another famous medicine is the Chitraka Hareetaki Lehyam which is used in treating chronic respiratory conditions. It is usually consumed with warm milk.

Yoga for sinusitis: Yoga has many health benefits. A procedure known as Jalaneti (Nasal irrigation with Water) is quite an effective procedure to cure sinusitis, cough, cold, and headaches. It is the nasal cleansing exercise with lukewarm salted water done by experts at the Ayurvedic treatment centers.

Pranayamas is the yogic practice of focusing on the breathing pattern to elevate the Prana Shakti(life energies). It involves various sections like Anulom-Vilom Pranayama, Kapalabhati, Bhastrika, and Suryabhedi Pranayama.

Yogasanas is part of Yoga which includes meditation and various exercise regimes to correct body functions. It includes Sarvangasana (All Limbs Pose), Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), and Uttanasana(Standing Forward Bend) which are beneficial in treating sinusitis.

 

Sinusitis is a severe problem for many people and can lead to more health issues if not treated in time. In case if you have any symptoms, feel free to drop into Dr Jasnas Clinic which is a leading Ayurvedic treatment center in Dubai for a quick consultation and effective treatment Methods for Sinusitis.