A cold makes it hard to breathe. When your sinuses get blocked, you might hurt too, especially around your forehead, eyes, cheeks, and nose. The pain might get worse when you touch your face or hold your head down.
You don’t need a doctor to deal with sinus pain caused by colds. It tends to get better along with your other cold symptoms. Sometimes, though, bacteria in blocked sinuses can lead to an infection known as bacterial sinusitis. Sinusitis from a bacterial infection might cause pain longer than the week of a typical cold. Your doctor may give you antibiotics and other medications to help you feel better.
Do you suffer from these symptoms?
- itchy eyes & throat
- runny nose
- sinus congestion
- loss of appetite
Chinese medicine aims to treat the root of the problem, to treat the symptoms as well as preventing its onset. From a traditional acupuncture and Chinese medicine view, hay fever is caused by exposure to wind in combination with internal energetic imbalances. These energetic imbalances maybe due to emotional stress, poor diet, lack of exercise and many other lifestyle factors.
Within an acupuncture and Chinese medicine consultation these underlying imbalances that predispose you to hay fever are uncovered by examining your tongue, feeling your pulse and understanding how your lifestyle is affecting your health. After your initial consultation a Chinese medical diagnosis is made which leads to the acupuncture points and lifestyle advice that have been used for centuries to relieve hay fever and sinus symptoms. 8 Sessions are usually recommended to receive full benefits of treatments.
Give Acupuncture at Active Physio Health a try and you will be amazed at the many benefits it can provide. Best of all acupuncture is covered under most health funds. Visit to make an appointment at 33 Off Street, Gladstone or telephone (07) 4972 5155. To make an appointment in Biloela please contact (07) 4992 5037