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What is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is an extremely common form of nasal congestion where the paranasal sinuses (hollow, air-filled spaces in the bones of the face) and nasal passages become blocked and the small blood vessels in the mucosal linings become inflamed.

Many people suffer with nasal congestion throughout their lives and resign themselves to continued dependency on decongestants, antihistamines and antibiotics.


What factors can contribute to sinusitis developing?

Normally the sinuses produce a thin mucus to trap pollutants like dirt and pollen to prevent infection.  Sinusitis occurs when too much mucus is produced, and the mucosal linings swell.  It can be acute, typically from a viral or bacterial infection, or chronic, commonly a result of immune system problems like allergies such as hayfever.  Structural abnormalities in the nasal cavity, blockage of the ostium, smoking and overuse of decongestant sprays also increase the risk of blocked sinuses.

What are the symptoms of sinusitis?

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sinus congestion headacheWhat are the health effects of sinusitis?

The effects and their severity vary greatly between individuals. There can be dryness of the nasal membranes or there can be a thick nasal discharge of mucus.  Damage to the membranes results in a lowered tolerance to airborne allergens such as pollens, and to seasonal and climatic changes.

Headaches or migraines are common, and these can be aggravated by bending over or lying down. If left untreated the problem may spread to affect the eyes, ears and throat and can lead to such illnesses as bronchitis and asthma. Post nasal drip can result in a persistent cough, sore throat and bad breath.

What is the Ayurvedic explanation of sinusitis?

While conventional medicine attributes sinusitis to bacteria, fungi, viruses or an allergic reaction to airborne irritants, Ayurveda recognises that sinusitis symptoms vary according to the constitution of the individual.

For example, where exposure to draughts triggers the condition, the cold and dry Vata is involved. Where the problem is brought on by irritants, whether dietary or airborne, Pitta, which governs inflammation, is aggravated. Dampness, rich and heavy or cold foods and drinks can aggravate Kapha.

How can Ayurveda help you overcome sinusitis?

The Ayurvedic approach to sinusitis treatment is multifaceted and can involve a combination of dietary changes, massage, detoxification processes, yoga and  Ayurvedic herbs. Focus is given to strengthening the immune system,improving digestion and elimination.

Jala neti and nasya therapy (nasal irrigation) are an effective part of the treatment for sinsitis program to cleanse and strengthen the nasal tissues.  Close attention to diet is essential and advice is given on foods that will help and those that will hinder recovery.

Watch our video on using the Yatan Neti Pot


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