Ear Candling Sinus Massage Acupuncture
Sinusitis Relief with Acupuncture
Now winter has arrived many people suffer with chronic or acute sinus problems. Sinus affect many Australians, and is one of the most common complaints of patients seeking medical attention.
Usually, sinus infections start with a cold due to factors such as weather changes or an allergy episode that causes swelling of the mucus membranes and increased production of watery mucus.When the mucus changes from clear to a yellow or green colour, it means a bacterial infection.
The mucus builds up and the nasal passages become blocked because the sinus tissues are swollen.
Symptoms of Sinusitis
- Blocked or runny nose and blocked airways.
- Thick green/yellow mucus discharge from the nose
- Congested feeling in the head
- Post-nasal drip (discharge at the back of throat originating from the nasal passages)
- Loss of smell and taste
- sore throat
- facial pressure around the cheeks, eyes and forehead.
Dietary Recommendations for Sinusitis
A Chinese medicine practitioner always considers the diet to be an important factor of treatment for sinusitis. The dietary approach is another way to deal with sinus problems.
Many people experience their sinus problems worse after eating certain foods such as dairy cheese, which can have a congesting effect on the system.
Generally, you should avoid foods which produce phlegm, such as dairy cheese, ice cream, milk, butter, and fatty fried foods.
Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture for Chronic Recurrent Sinus Infections
In China, people use Chinese herbs and acupuncture for their chronic recurrent sinus infections. Many doctors offer herbs and acupuncture even for acute and severe cases.
In Chinese medicine the patterns of Sinusitis
- Wind-Heat of Lung: mainly caused by weather changes
- Stagnated Heat of Gallbladder: mainly caused by emotions
- Damp Heat of Spleen/Stomach: mainly caused by greasy and spicy foods
- Deficiency Cold of Lung Qi: mainly caused by chronic illness
- Deficiency of Spleen: mainly caused by improper diet, fatigue and over-thinking
There are many benefits of ear candling:
- Sinus congestion
- Ear aches and infections
- Lymphatic congestion
- Sore throats
- Post-nasal drip
- Sinus infections
- Facial pressure around cheeks, eyes and forehead
It is safe, simple and natural. It is a soothing experience that reduces stress and tension and also sharpens mental functions.
The Way It Works
Ear candling is a holistic procedure used to remove excess wax, draw out toxins and pollutants, cleanse the sinus cavities, improve hearing and other senses and revitalize the nerve endings.
The spiral of the cone causes the smoke to be pulled down in to the ear canal.
This causes the ear canal to warm up and loosen the wax and any other material.
As it heats up, the candle causes suction by creating a vacuum in the ear canal.
Air is drawn up from the tube into the middle ear then through the porous membrane out into the outer ear.
The heat and the vacuum draw out the wax and other materials from the ear canal into the base of the candle. As it burns down you will hear a lot of cracking and hissing which is the process of removing the wax etc.
The warmth feels soothing and relaxing during the process.
Some of the benefits those undergoing ear candling have experienced include:
- Removal of excess wax to allows better hearing
- Stimulation and detoxification of the lymphatic system
- Sinuses are able to drain and flow freely reducing pressure
- Improved balance
Beneficial relief may be obtained from ear candling for the following conditions:
- Sinus discomfort congestion (reduced)
- Head colds, flu and discomforts
- Swimmers Ear
- Headache and sore throat
- Allergy discomfort
It will take approximately 15-20 minutes per ear depending on the type of candle being used.
During the treatment, you will normally hear some crackling, hissing and the “suction” sounds much like the gentle hum one hears when a seashell is placed against the ear.
Turning Point Acupuncture we are offering a great package deal for Sinus Relief 1hr treatment
30min Acupuncture treatment : Using sinus clearing points
Ear Candling : Helps to relieve sinus pain and pressure
10min Facial massage :Using facial points warmed essential oil to clear sinus
Optional Extra: A Chinese herbal formula to take to support and give relief for acute or chronic sinus a great compliment to this treatment.
*The ear candles we are using are natural and hand made in WA
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