Sinusitis Natural Treatment Lanham MD

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.

Rahul Khosla, MD
(202) 546-5700
Lanham, MD
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Medical School: Maulana Azad Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
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(301) 552-6666
9801 Greenbelt Rd
Lanham, MD
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Revathy Murthy
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6130 Landover Rd
Cheverly, MD
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Pulmonary Disease

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Dr.Gerardo Gacad
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6510 Kenilworth Ave # 2700
Riverdale, MD
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Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila
Year of Graduation: 1965
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Gerardo M Gacad, MD
(202) 686-1498
6510 Kenilworth Ave Ste 2700
Riverdale, MD
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1965

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(301) 552-6666
9801 Greenbelt Rd
Lanham, MD
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Shrinivas R Udapi, MD
7245 Hanover Pkwy Ste B
Greenbelt, MD
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Karnataka Inst Med Sci, Karnataka Univ, Hubli, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1968

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Chin Chuan Hsu, MD
(301) 779-4334
4404 Queensbury Rd
Riverdale, MD
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Chinese, Japanese, Other
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Medical School: Coll Of Med Natl Taiwan Univ, Taipei, Taiwan (244-02 Eff 1/1971)
Graduation Year: 1958
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Hospital: Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, Md; Doctors Comm Hosp, Lanham, Md; Prince Georges Hospital Center, Cheverly, Md

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6510 Kenilworth Ave
Riverdale, MD
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Pulmonary Disease

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(301) 618-3778
13102 Ogles Hope Dr
Bowie, MD
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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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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