Sinusitis Natural Treatment Harrodsburg KY

If you’ve got chronic sinusitis, you’ve probably bounced from doctor to doctor, trying countless antibiotics, enduring hellish sinus drainage—maybe even undergoing surgery. And more than likely, your headaches, congestion, and exhaustion haven’t improved. Fortunately, a number of alternative therapies can help you hop off the sinus'treatment merry-go-round.

Waseem Ahmed
(859) 236-9203
439 W Walnut St
Danville, KY
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Pulmonary Disease

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Bjorn Thorarinsson, MD
2301 Lexington Ave Ste 230
Ashland, KY
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of Iceland, Laeknadeild, Haskoli Islands, Reykjavik, Iceland
Graduation Year: 1976

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Walter Edward App, MD
(502) 937-2209
1169 Eastern Pkwy Ste 3357
Louisville, KY
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1979

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Martha Louise McKinney, MD
(859) 272-1928
630 Southpoint Dr
Lexington, KY
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
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Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1992

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Byron Thomas Westerfield, MD
(859) 269-7851
3121 Wall St Ste 200
Lexington, KY
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1976

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William R Kohorst
(502) 368-9590
4402 Churchman Ave
Louisville, KY
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Pulmonary Disease

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Muhammad Altaf Ahmed
(270) 726-1785
1623 Nashville St
Russellville, KY
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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William Rembert Kohorst, MD
(502) 368-9590
4402 Churchman Ave Ste 305
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1978
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Hospital: Caritas Med Ctr, Louisville, Ky
Group Practice: Louisville Pulmonary Assoc

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Hari Nagaraj, MD
302 W Main St
Warsaw, KY
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Kilpauk Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1991

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(859) 258-4568
1221 S Broadway
Lexington, KY
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Pulmonary Disease

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Alternative Medicine Cabinet - End Sinusitis Naturally

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By Sara Altshul

If you’ve got chronic sinusitis, you’ve probably bounced from doctor to doctor, trying countless antibiotics, enduring hellish sinus drainage—maybe even undergoing surgery. And more than likely, your headaches, congestion, and exhaustion haven’t improved. Fortunately, a number of alternative therapies can help you hop off the sinus-treatment merry-go-round.

Sinusitis is an infection in the passages behind your cheeks, nose, and eyes that often follows a cold or crops up during allergy season. Symptoms may include a green or yellow nasal discharge, postnasal drip, headache, or facial tenderness. A toothache, fever, or exhaustion can also signal an attack of sinusitis. So can decreased sense of smell. An infection can last a week, a month—even years.

The good news? You can cure sinusitis yourself, no matter how long you’ve had the condition—if you address its multiple causes. So asserts Robert S. Ivker, DO, assistant clinical professor in the departments of family medicine and otolaryngology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and author of Sinus Survival (Tarcher/Putnam, 2000). Other healers, such as Roberta Roberts Mittman, LAc, a licensed acupuncturist and founder of the Park Avenue Center for Well Being in New York City, agree. In Mittman’s experience, natural approaches, including diet, acupuncture, herbs, and supplements can keep you free of sinus problems permanently.

Ivker blames air pollution for the rising number of sinusitis cases. “Most major cities are significantly polluted, and the problem is worsening,” he says. “Since our nose and sinuses are our primary air filters, every breath in a polluted environment introduces irritants that can cause inflammation, swelling, and increased mucus production.”

Additionally, says Ivker, when your immune system is sluggish, either from general neglect or frequent courses of antibiotics, fungi such as candida and yeast can overwhelm the body and trigger chronic sinusitis. “Stress can reduce our immune system’s ability to fight off infection,” adds Betsy Blazek-O’Neill, MD, medical director of the Integrated Medicine Program at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. “Stress management efforts are key to preventing sinusitis—and everything else that afflicts us.”

Acupuncture to the rescue

“Many of my patients have chronic sinusitis, and have tried other treatments first,” says Mittman, who combines acupuncture with diet, herbs, and supplements to blunt allergies. “There’s no one-size-fits-all treatment for sinusitis,” she says. “I use an eclectic approach to help the body heal itself.” Depending on their condition, Mittman’s patients generally start feeling better after three to five acupuncture treatments—or sooner.

“I’ve had sinus problems on and off for years, mostly due to seasonal allergies,” says Anne Shaner, a 33-year-old New Yorker who works in television production. “Last year, I had bronchitis in addition to sinusitis, and I was in a lot of pa...

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