Sinusitis Natural Treatment Ripley TN

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.

Russell Jay Proctor, MD
(901) 682-1647
6005 Park Ave Ste 408
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1969

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James Mc Kay Andrews, MD
(770) 479-5535
266 S Cleveland St Ste 203
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1985

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William Philip Powers, MD
(865) 579-1413
200 Blount Ave Ste 200
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1982

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Sibaji Shome
(423) 778-5199
979 E 3rd St Ste A-240
Chattanooga, TN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Gnanaraj Joseph
(931) 456-5870
49 Cleveland St
Crossville, TN
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Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Medicine

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Terrence Charles Clark, MD
(218) 786-6592
Lake Drive B
Mountain Home, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1968
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Hospital: Miller-Dwan Med Ctr, Duluth, Mn; St Marys Med Ctr, Duluth, Mn

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Yune-Gill Jeong, MD
(423) 698-2435
2205 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Languages
Korean
Education
Medical School: Chonnam Univ Med Sch, Kwangju, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1970
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Hospital: Hutcheson Med Ctr, Ft Oglethorpe, Ga; Parkridge Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Diagnostic Center

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Julie B Prudhomme, MD
Nashville, TN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Female
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1999

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Moataz M Toban
(931) 388-7944
1222 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
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Pulmonary Disease

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Mirle R Girish, MD
(423) 926-8181
310 N State of Franklin Rd Ste
Johnson City, TN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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