Sinusitis Natural Treatment Oskaloosa IA

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.

Michael Merle McCubbin, MD
(641) 621-1487
1119 E 2nd St
Pella, IA
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1977

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Sudhir Sehgal, MD
2710 Saint Francis Dr
Waterloo, IA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1996

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John George Southard, MD
(712) 328-7787
1 Edmundson Pl Ste 312
Council Bluffs, IA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1978

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Ramaswamy Murali, MD
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Coimbatore Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Coimbatore, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.Valerie Velho
(319) 768-3200
1223 S Gear Ave # 304
West Burlington, IA
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Pulmonologist
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Dr.Elizabeth Day
(515) 574-6845
800 Kenyon Road
Fort Dodge, IA
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Pulmonologist
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Hospital: Trinity Regional
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Bruce William Denney, MD
Iowa City, IA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 1998

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Michael Merle McCubbin, MD
(641) 621-1487
1119 E 2nd St
Pella, IA
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1977

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William Lister Dull, MD
(319) 351-1860
321 E Market St Ste 106
Iowa City, IA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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French, German, Chinese
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1972
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Hospital: Mercy Hosp, Iowa City, Ia
Group Practice: T T Bozek PHD

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Maxwell S Cosmic, MD
1601 NW 114th St
Clive, IA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Medical School: Med Coll, Univ Of Kerala, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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