Published: 08/02/2014 - Updated: 08/02/2014
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses, which are empty cavities within the cheek bones, located around and behind the nose. Sinusitis and be acute or chronic, and can last for months or years, if proper attention and treatment is not received.
The most common signs of sinusitis are:
- Sinus pain
- Constant mucous secretion
- Red nose
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Sensation of facial swelling
- Tooth aces
- Eye pain
- Watery eyes
- Sometimes, bloody nose
- General malaise
- Cough (especially in children with chronic sinusitis)
- Plugged nose
- Pain while chewing, and loss of voice
These signs can vary, or can be more acute or intense, depending on how severe the inflammation or infection is.
Causes and types of sinusitis
There are two types of sinusitis: acute and chronic.
Acute sinusitis is generally caused by a bacterial infection. This usually happens due to complications from a viral respiratory illness, like a cold or the common flu. This is one of the most common causes of sinusitis.
Chronic sinusitis can be due to a bacterial infection, but it’s more commonly caused by an inflammatory illness, like bronchial asthma. Allergies, also, can cause chronic inflammation of the sinus passages and the nose. This inflammation blocks or impedes frequent bacterial elimination from the sinuses, leading to the mot commonly developed type of sinusitis, a secondary bacterial infection.
Natural treatments to prevent and help treat or eradicate sinusitis can be slow, but it’s worth the effort to be faithful to this process, because pharmaceuticals and medications prescribed for this condition only reduce the symptoms. They “silence” the body’s aches and pains. Medications do not eradicate the cause provoking these problems, which is primarily caused by poor dietary nutrition.
People who have unhealthy diets are the ones that suffer from allergies, infections, and inflammation. Those that consume excessive amounts of refined sugar (soft drinks, cakes, cookies, etc.), saturated fats, salt, and refined or canned products. An intoxicated body is very prone to suffering from not only allergies, but also incubates all sorts of germs and bacteria, causing all sorts of infections, inflammation, etc.
So, if you truly want to heal yourself “from the root of the problem”, the first thing you need to do is subject yourself to a cleansing diet, so the body regains a strong immune system. The body needs to begin to purge itself from toxic waste, which is debilitating and damages vital functions.
Eat acidic fruits in the morning (high in vitamin C). These help cleanse the body and strengthen the immune system. In the afternoon, include fresh vegetable juices in your diet, like carrots, alfalfa, and broccoli. These replenish minerals in the body. Also try to reduce or avoid eating sugar, dairy products, and cold meat, which are terrible for the body when it’s weak. These products also lead to germ incubation, as previously explained.
Environment: you must avoid irritating environments for a while, where there’s smoke, lots of contamination, etc.
Finally, let’s keep your moods in mind, which are powerful influences in bodily reactions. Emotional causes of sinusitis are constant states of tension or irritation, emotionally wearing yourself down, or lack of rest. You could also be constantly tense because of something you haven’t found a solution to yet. Or, perhaps there’s something in your environment, be it a person or a situation, that causes a lot of irritation in you. I recommend that you read, and nourish yourself with readings that teach full ways of living, like “You can heal your life”, by Louise L. Hay.