Sinusitis Natural Treatment University Place WA

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.

William Francis Kelly, MD
5224 87th Avenue Ct W
University Place, WA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1996

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David Hamilton Ricker, MD
(206) 383-5777
311 S L St
Tacoma, WA
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
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Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1984

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Arthur Raymond Knodel, MD
(253) 572-5140
1901 S Union Ave
Tacoma, WA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1977

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David Klein, MD
(303) 320-1221
1003 S 5th St
Tacoma, WA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1993

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(253) 572-5140
316 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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(253) 572-5140
316 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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James Robert Taylor, MD
316 Ml King Way Ste 401
Tacoma, WA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1982

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Edward Joseph Ledoux
(253) 572-5140
316 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Manuel G Iregui, MD
(314) 454-8762
316 M King Way Jr Way Ste 401
Tacoma, WA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Coll Mayor De Nuestro Senora Del Rosario, Fac De Med, Bogota, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1991

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(253) 572-5140
316 Martin Luther King Jr Way Ste 401
Tacoma, WA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1972

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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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