Sinusitis Natural Treatment Whiteville NC

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.

Susan Jeanne Winston, MD
Medicine Center Boulevard,
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1983

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Thomas L Murphy
(704) 867-2341
1021 X Ray Dr
Gastonia, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Elliott W Stevens, MD
(336) 716-4081
300 Medical Center Blvd
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1966

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F Farrell Collins
(910) 295-5511
205 Page Rd
Pinehurst, NC
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Walid A Baaklini, MD
(252) 537-9268
103 Ashberry Ct
Roanoke Rapids, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1993

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John Hollingsworth
(919) 620-4467
2100 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Emeka U Michael Eziri, MD
(434) 792-4378
440/442 East Long Avenue
Gastonia, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Calabar, Coll Of Med Sci, Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1988

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Narayanachar C Sekaran, MD
(252) 537-0134
270 Smith Church Rd
Roanoke Rapids, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Madurai Med Coll, Madurai Univ, Madurai, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1975

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Richard W Rissmiller
(704) 446-1242
1000 Blythe Blvd
Charlotte, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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James Alan Barker, MD
(704) 733-9098
PO Box 1045
Linville, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Central Texas V A Healthcare S, Temple, Tx; Scott & White Memorial Hospita, Temple, Tx
Group Practice: Scott & White Clinic

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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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