Sinusitis Natural Treatment Ionia MI

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.

Stanislav Belyaev
(616) 949-8244
4100 Lake Dr Se
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Matthew Scott Dikin, DO
Ada, MI
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1996

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William Dominic Hanna
(586) 774-3780
25869 Kelly
Roseville, MI
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Pulmonary Disease

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George Brian Goris, MD
7000 Portage Rd
Kalamazoo, MI
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1973

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Georgiana Marie Sanders, MD
(734) 936-5634
375 Briarwood Cir
Ann Arbor, MI
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1975

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Toby Crowe Lewis, MD
(206) 526-2174
L221 Women's Hospital Box 0212 1500 E Medical Cent
Ann Arbor, MI
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1993

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Avinash Mohanlal Desai, MD
(248) 332-0995
35 S Johnson St Ste 1D
Pontiac, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Indira Ghandi Med Coll, Nagpur Univ, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1975
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Hospital: North Oakland Med Ctr, Pontiac, Mi
Group Practice: Lung Associates

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Paul S Harkaway
(734) 712-7688
5333 Mcauley Dr
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Nadine F Potempa
(269) 969-6099
363 Fremont St
Battle Creek, MI
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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John W Morlock
(517) 267-2236
405 W Greenlawn Ave
Lansing, MI
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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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