Sinus Treatment Roswell GA

According to conventional medicine, sinusitis—and its painful symptoms of post-nasal drip, inflammation, and sinus headache—can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, or an allergic reaction to dust, pollens, air pollution, or other irritants. However, according to ayurveda, different causes and symptoms occur in different people, depending on their doshas—the body’s governing principles.

Burke Robinson, MD
(770) 667-3090
3400C Old Milton Parkway
Alpharetta, GA
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Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery
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Cosmetic Surgery, Otolaryngology
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Insurance Plans Accepted: BCBS, Aetna, Coventry, Cigna, United Healthcare, etc.
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Primary Hospital: Northside Hospital
Residency Training: University of Minnesota
Medical School: University of Arizona,
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Awards: Honorable Mention, Ben Shuster Memorial Award for recognition of the most outstanding research paper in the field of head and neck surgery, presented by the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Languages Spoken: English

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Dr.Keith R. Jackson
(770) 475-3361
1360 Upper Hembree Road, Suite 201B
Roswell, GA
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Ear, Nose and Throat
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Louis Micheal DeJoseph
(770) 457-6303
4553 N Shallowford Rd
Atlanta, GA
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Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck

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(770) 457-6303
4553 N Shallowford Rd
Dunwoody, GA
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Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck

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Jeffrey E Goldberg
(770) 677-6137
20 Glenlake Parkway
Atlanta, GA
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Otolaryngology

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Kshitij Vipin Majmundar
(770) 475-3361
1360 Upper Hembree Rd
Roswell, GA
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Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck

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Dr.Jeffrey Gallups
(770) 740-1860
2365 Old Milton Pkwy # 300
Alpharetta, GA
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Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
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Ear, Nose and Throat
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James Courtney French
(770) 740-1860
2365 Old Milton Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA
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Otolaryngology

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(770) 677-6137
20 Glenlake Pkwy Ne
Atlanta, GA
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Otolaryngology

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(770) 677-6137
20 Glenlake Parkway
Atlanta, GA
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An Ayurvedic Solution to Sinus Trouble

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By Nancy Lonsdorf, MD

I have had a series of sinus infections, and my doctor says I have become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat the infection. How can ayurveda help?

According to conventional medicine, sinusitis—and its painful symptoms of post-nasal drip, inflammation, and sinus headache—can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, or an allergic reaction to dust, pollens, air pollution, or other irritants. However, according to ayurveda, different causes and symptoms occur in different people, depending on their doshas—the body’s governing principles.

For instance, exposure to excessive drafts may trigger some infections, putting the blame on the cold, dry, moving vata dosha, which governs all circulation and flow in your body. Other times, liver irritants such as alcoholic drinks—or an allergic reaction to dust or pollen—can be the cause. Ayurveda associates these with pitta dosha, which governs metabolism and regulates inflammation. Finally, dampness, overeating, heavy meals in the evening, cold drinks, ice cream, and rich desserts can unbalance kapha, the lubricating dosha, and lead to sinusitis.

Whatever their cause, all sinus infections respond to measures that balance kapha—since it regulates mucus and fluids in the sinus cavity. A heavy, cold, slow, and sticky kapha can be balanced by foods and behaviors that create the opposite effect. Therefore, you should favor a light diet of warm, cooked foods that are easy to digest, such as steamed vegetables, non-creamy vegetable soups, cooked whole grains, and cooked fruits. Avoid alcohol, red meat, and cold and iced foods and drinks, as well as all curdled foods like cheese and yogurt—both the dairy and non-dairy varieties. If you have symptoms of congestion and pressure, try frequent sips of hot beverages, such as herbal tea, throughout the day. You can also inhale the steam from a pot of freshly boiled water for five to 10 minutes, twice a day. Adding a couple drops of eucalyptus oil to the water after boiling will help open up nasal passages, but be sure to keep your eyes closed to prevent stinging.

Since you have a history of sinus infections, a weakened immune system undoubtedly plays a key role. Weak immunity and weak digestion go hand in hand. When you eat foods that are too hard to digest, for instance, your digestive system gets overloaded and creates a sticky toxin called ama. Over time, excess ama will travel to weak areas in your body—in this case, the sinuses—to block normal functioning and create disease.

To build immunity, you need to clear your body of toxins. An amazingly simple but effective way to help your body do this is to boil spring water and sip the hot water throughout the day. For extra relief during sinus attacks, steep the following in two quarts of boiled water: two slices of fresh ginger, four leaves of mint, two cloves, and 1 teaspoon marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis). Make this ama-busting tea each morning, keep it in a thermos, and ...

Author: Nancy Lonsdorf, MD

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