Acupuncture Treatment for Sinusitis

One can opt for natural herbal remedies instead of the conventional treatments used for sinus symptoms or sinusitis, that is, if you are not too keen in experiencing the negative side effects of conventional medicine.   But are you are aware that acupuncture can also provide long lasting and really effective treatment for sinusitis?

Acupuncture is an integral part of traditional Chinese medical (TCM). It is a modality that can address a wide range of conditions. They can include problems such as hypertension, infertility, asthma and arthritis among many others.

Acupuncture treatment is about the insertion of reed-thin acupuncture needles into specific acupuncture points on the body. An acupuncturist sticks the needle into a person’s skin around 3mm to 10mm deep. How deep the needles go will depend on what the aim of treatment is. After the needles are inserted into the body, they can be manipulated by the acupuncturist or can be attached to an electrical device into the acupuncture points. The needles are placed in the body for as short as five minutes to as long as an hour or more.

When the needles are used for the relief of sinusitis symptoms, the acupuncture points where the needles are placed should be right at the brow and between the eyes above the nose. They are inserted either to the sides of each nostril or at the corner of the eyes at the side of the nose. Sinus acupuncture points can also be found on the back of the hand. Acupuncturists may call it the “web.” Another point can also be found on hollow space along the back and front muscles of the neck.

Sinusitis sufferers relate that steady pressure by their index fingers on these acupuncture points, beginning on the nostrils, next to the corners of the eyes, then the hands, the neck and finally on the spot between the eyes, provide a substantial relief of their sinus symptoms. Half a minute of manual pressure on these points are good enough to alter the severity of the sinusitis. This kind of treatment protocol can be done over and over as long as required by the patient.

There are people who state that they feel reenergized while others feel they are very much relaxed after the treatment. Either way, the one thing that is certain is that acupuncture is an effective treatment for sinusitis.