Sinusitis Natural Treatment Hyde Park MA

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.

Diana Claire Gallagher, MD
19 Franklin St
Hyde Park, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1999

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Arthur G Robins
(857) 203-5111
1400 Vfw Parkway
West Roxbury, MA
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Pulmonary Disease

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Leender Jack Faling
(617) 323-7700
1400 Vfw Pkwy
West Roxbury, MA
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Pulmonary Disease

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David J Feller-Kopman, MD
(617) 566-5416
17 Castleton St
Jamaica Plain, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth
Graduation Year: 1994

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Elizabeth Baer Tarnell, MD
(781) 329-1400
1 Lyons St
Dedham, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1984

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Michael James Miller
(617) 323-7700
1400 Vfw Pkwy
West Roxbury, MA
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Eric Garshick, MD
1400 Vfw Pkwy
West Roxbury, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1979

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Ahmet Z Uluer, DO
(617) 525-2668
9 Vincent Rd
Roslindale, MA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kan
Graduation Year: 1999

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Robert Edward Tarpy
(617) 983-7000
1153 Centre St
Boston, MA
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Leendert Jack Faling, MD
(781) 237-3765
150 S Huntington Ave
Boston, MA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1963

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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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