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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.

Ian R Dowdeswell
(317) 274-3960
1481 W 10th St
Indianapolis, IN
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Pulmonary Disease

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Andrea Dawn Weist, MD
(317) 274-2531
702 Barnhill Dr Ste 4270
Indianapolis, IN
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1996

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Horia Draghiciu
(765) 281-2000
2525 W University Ave
Muncie, IN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Thomas Francis Lavelle, MD
(574) 251-8229
801 E Lasalle Ave
South Bend, IN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1968

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Howard Eigen, MD
(317) 274-3434
ROC 4270 702 Barnhill Dr
Indianapolis, IN
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1968
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Hospital: Indiana Univ Med Ctr, Indianapolis, In
Group Practice: University Pediatric Associates

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Thomas Yates Sullivan, MD
(317) 929-5820
1633 N Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1974

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Gregory S Montgomery
(317) 274-1201
702 Barnhill Dr
Indianapolis, IN
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Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology

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Scott D Roberts
(317) 962-5820
1801 Senate Blvd
Indianapolis, IN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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May Y Lee
(219) 836-7214
7905 Calumet Ave
Munster, IN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Veda L Ackerman, MD
(317) 274-9645
Roc 4270 702 Barnhill Dr
Indianapolis, IN
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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