I can’t believe the number of people I meet who suffer from sinus infections on an on-going basis. This time of year seems particularly difficult with all the extra cold and flu bugs flying around.
Touching your nose is probably the most common way of infecting yourself with other people’s cooties. Washing your hands is the best way of preventing infection.
Most folks will eventually head off to their doctors in search of the ultimate cure or antibiotic, which will really have little positive effect. After all, we’re almost always talking about viruses that are not affected by antibiotics.
There are ways to help those who suffer from sinus issues. Natural ways. I’m not talking just about snorting salt water, although some people have found that helpful to evacuate mucus from the sinus passages.
The sinus area is very, very narrow and allows viscous (thick and sticky) mucus to get trapped, forming an excellent place for bacteria to grow.
The hot steam vaporizers of my childhood, thought to help move things along, are a thing of the past as we have learned that they too are an excellent place for bacteria to party.
Taking a hot shower or bath with an essential oil blend created to open up your sinus is always good, or my Mother’s favourite, bending over a sink of extremely hot water, breathing deep with a towel over your head. It’s good for the sinus and your complexion, if you don’t pass out. Aromatherapy massage oil for sinus relief also provides an effective way to get to the root of the problem and can be applied directly to the neck and face.
What is one of the BEST ways to clear and heal your sinus? Your feet hold the answer; actually the tip of your big toes.
Whether you have a cold or a chronic sinus condition, a good Reflexologist will be able to identify this imbalance and help to relieve the symptoms. Normally, you will notice a difference by the time you have finished your first treatment. Depending upon the severity of the condition, additional sessions may be necessary.
Reflexology is actually based on the science that there are reflexes in your feet, hands and ears that correspond to every part, gland and organ of your body. By working these areas, the body is helped to be brought into a healthy balance. In this instance, clearing the sinus and stimulating your immune system to fight infection.
Besides, when you’re feeling rotten and sorry for yourself, what could be nicer than to have someone with knowing hands, massage your sweet feet?
It will help you relax and sleep better which is important. After all, your body heals itself best when you’re asleep.