A sinus infection occurs when the sinuses become inflamed or infected. Symptoms include pain in one or more of the sinus cavities, feeling of fullness in the face, headache, stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, fever, fatigue and nasal drainage. A sinus infection can be acute (the most common, lasting up to 4 weeks), subacute (lasting from 4 to 12 weeks), chronic (lasting 12 weeks to several months, possibly years), or recurrent (having several acute infections within a year).
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Sinus Infection.
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Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)
The following (2) chinese herbs may be useful for sinus infection. In most cases, however, treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine is done with herbal formulas based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting herbs by function alone. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.