Sinusitis Natural Treatment Twin Falls ID

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.

Robert Sherwood Lobb, MD
(208) 733-3700
PO Box 1233
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1972

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Robert S Lobb
(208) 732-3200
660 Shoshone St E
Twin Falls, ID
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Brett Troyer
(208) 895-0411
403 S 11th St
Boise, ID
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Medicine

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Wendi M Norris
(208) 323-0031
1075 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Hugh Francisco Haegelin
(208) 746-1383
2315 8th St
Lewiston, ID
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Ronald Keith Fullmer, MD
570 Shoup Ave W
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1980

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Charles Elwood Reed, MD
(208) 459-0476
924 E Ash St
Caldwell, ID
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: West Valley Med Ctr, Caldwell, Id
Group Practice: Caldwell Internal Medicine

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Steven M Krawtz
(208) 233-5864
500 S 11th Ave
Pocatello, ID
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Janat Elise O'Donnell
(208) 367-8333
1075 N. Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Kathleen R Sutherland
(208) 367-8333
1075 N. Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
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Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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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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