BY: Natalie Kilheeney, L.Ac.
One of the most common complaints this time of year is Sinusitis; a condition causing inflammation and swelling in the cavities surrounding your nose and eyes. This can lead to narrowing of the passageways, where mucus produced by your body can become blocked. This blockage allows infection to set in and can last for weeks on end. Some of the symptoms include: pain around the nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, runny nose, thick-yellow, or green mucus, loss of smell, headaches, pressure, dizziness, red eyes, itchy eyes, watery eyes, toothaches, bad breath, and ear aches.
Does this sound like you? Are you being affected? If so you are not alone. Nearly 31 million people suffer from sinus infections each year. Likewise, 30% of adults and 40% of children suffer from nasal allergies. [Read more…]