Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sinusitis and Homeopathy!

Do you know that Sinusitis affects 37 million people each year, making it one of the most common health problems? It is said to be more prevalent than heart disease and asthma and has a greater impact on quality of life! People suffering from sinusitis know how hard life becomes with that continued heavy eyes and head! They just want to expel all the contents in their air-spaces at once! But many times due to lack of awareness about the holistic treatment of sinusitis, they opt for suction operative from the air spaces without treating the root cause for their recurring problem. This does not relieve them permanently as can be easily understood!

Therefore one must be aware of the right mode of therapy for sinusitis and appropriate auxiliary regimen that can save them from chronic heaviness of head!
Types of Sinusitis-
There are two main categories of sinusitis: acute and chronic.
Sinusitis is usually preceded by a cold, allergy attack or irritation from environmental pollutants. Often, the resulting symptoms, such as nasal pressure, nasal congestion, a “runny nose,” and fever, run their course in a few days. However, if symptoms persist, a bacterial infection or acute sinusitis may develop.
If the condition occurs frequently or lasts three months or more, you may have chronic sinusitis. In some individuals, the chronic sinusitis becomes too troublesome to carry on day to day activities. Most importantly it affects their work-routine and necessitates immediate treatment.

The signs and symptoms may include:

  • Facial pain, pressure, congestion or fullness
  • Difficulty breathing through the nose
  • Discharge of yellow or green mucus from the nose
  • Teeth pain (which is often the radiating type of pain)
  • Loss of the sense of smell or taste
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Bad breath

There are 3 main pairs of sinuses in the skull- frontal, maxillary, and ethmoidal. There may be congestion of one or more sinuses at a particular time.

I have often seen that people that use nasal decongestion drops often present with sinusitis at some point of time, if they continue using the drops beyond a certain stage. They feel relieved in the nose but all the mucus gets accumulated many times in these air spaces, causing sinusitis.

Homeopathic Treatment of Sinusitis –

Homeopathictreatment of sinusitis, according to me, is must to prevent necessity of any surgical step towards them or any other suppressant medication. ALL cases of sinusitis can be successfully treated with aptly chosen homeopathic medicines. Certainly the root cause of the illness, the exciting factors, and the maintaining factors need to be studied in individual patients and accordingly we need to choose the right medicines. Family history of the patients often leads us on the discovery of miasmatic overload in these patients so that we can institute appropriate miasmatic therapy in them. Certainly with homeopathic constitutional treatment, it is not only possible to cure the patients of their chronic sinusitis but also to eradicate the allergic tendency in these individuals.

Different homeopathic medicines like Kali bichromicum, Pulsatilla, Natrum mur, Natrum sulph, Kali iod, Belladona, Silicea, Medorrhinum, Tuberculinum, Phosphorus, etc can be used acutely or chronically, depending upon the totality of the case.

For all types of allergies, homeopathic regime works best whether they have mere sinusitis or the problem coupled with allergic rhinitis, deviated nasal septum, nasal polyps, etc. No separate drug for every problem is needed but a homeopath derives a drug that will cater all the symptoms simultaneously and cure the patient completely of his problems.

HolisticHomeopathy is like a wonder-weapon to treat all sorts of chronic maladies. While helping the patients normalize their routines, they help them acquire enough strength to conquer all life’s problems with smile, whether physical, mental or emotional!