Sinusitis Natural Treatment Virginia Beach 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.

Seth H Greenberg
(757) 481-2515
1008 First Colonial Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
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Pulmonary Disease

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Vasantha S Hathwar
(757) 481-2515
1008 First Colonial Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Vasantha Kumar S Hathwar, MD
(757) 481-2515
1008 First Colonial Rd Ste 103
Virginia Beach, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
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Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1994
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Hospital: Virginia Beach General Hosp, Virginia Bch, Va
Group Practice: Pulmonary Medicine Of Va Beach

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Bruce E Johnson
(757) 481-2515
1008 First Colonial Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
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Pulmonary Disease

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Seth Howard Greenberg, MD
(757) 481-2515
1008 First Colonial Rd Ste 103
Virginia Beach, VA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1986

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Steven A Marks, DO
(757) 481-9592
2212 Sisters Walk Ct
Virginia Beach, VA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766
Graduation Year: 1990

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Peter Birk, MD
(757) 481-4163
1026 Caton Dr
Virginia Beach, VA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1977

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William R Cooper
(757) 481-2515
1008 First Colonial Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
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Pulmonary Disease

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James J Hatcher, MD
933 First Colonial Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1976

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Bruce Ellsworth Johnson, MD
(757) 481-2515
2325 First Landing Ln
Virginia Beach, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1978
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Hospital: Virginia Beach General Hosp, Virginia Bch, Va
Group Practice: Pulmonary Medicine Of VA Beach

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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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