Sinusitis Natural Treatment Mayfield 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.

Roberto Dosremedios
(270) 247-8100
1111 Medical Center Cir
Mayfield, KY
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Pulmonary Disease

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Anas Farouk Al Lababidi, MD
Owensboro, KY
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1994

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Rajan R Joshi
(859) 623-8981
789 Eastern Kentucky Bypass
Richmond, KY
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Eric Salomon Bensadoun
(859) 323-5511
740 S Limestone
Lexington, KY
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Ketan Purnedu Buch
(859) 323-5661
740 S Limestone
Lexington, KY
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Dianne Karen Litwin, MD
(859) 341-0288
2900 Chancellor Dr # F
Erlanger, KY
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1984

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Celso T Ebeo
(606) 437-4925
387 Town Mountain Rd
Pikeville, KY
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Thomas Eugene Bunnell, MD
2900 Chancellor Dr
Crestview Hills, KY
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1965

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William H Bedwell
(270) 442-3647
1920 Broadway St
Paducah, KY
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Pulmonary Disease

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Alexander E Tzouanakis, MD
(859) 278-0319
166 Pasadena Dr
Lexington, KY
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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