Sinusitis Natural Treatment Salem VA

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.

Deepa S Lala
(540) 982-2463
1970 Roanoke Blvd
Salem, VA
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Pulmonary Disease

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James Witten
(540) 772-3540
1802 Braeburn Dr
Salem, VA
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Pulmonary Disease

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Nelson Greene
(540) 772-3540
1802 Braeburn Dr
Salem, VA
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Pulmonary Disease

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Nelson Brent Greene, MD
(703) 772-3668
4712 Keagy Rd
Roanoke, VA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1980

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Richard R Durham, DO
(540) 772-3540
Roanoke, VA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1988

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Jing Win Liu, MD
540-982-2463 x2434
Va Med Ctr (111E) 1970 Roanoke Blvd
Salem, VA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1978

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Bruce Neal Stewart, MD
(540) 772-5951
1802 Braeburn Dr
Salem, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1970
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Hospital: Carilion Roanoke Community Hos, Roanoke, Va; Lewis-Gale Med Ctr, Salem, Va
Group Practice: Lewis Gale Ciinic Llc

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Bruce Stewart
(540) 772-3540
1802 Braeburn Dr
Salem, VA
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Richard Presley Corbin, MD
(704) 355-3165
PO Box 21851
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1969

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William Hal Cragun, MD
(540) 981-8574
5381 Montague Way
Roanoke, VA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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