Acupuncture For Sinus And Headache?

by Kandi
(TN )

How many treatments would I need for terrible sinus and nasal pain? I always have swollen puffy eyes when I wake up and swelling around my sinus and nose area. I also have terrible allergies, maybe even food allergies. I have been using a netipot, but get forehead headaches a lot! Will acupuncture help me?

Matthew's reply: Hi Kandi, acupuncture in conjunction with dietary changes and possibly Chinese herbal medicine should help clear up your sinus problem and headaches. I cannot say via the internet how many acupuncture treatments you will need. Everyone is different and the first step is getting a Chinese medicine diagnosis.

Just knowing you have sinus problems and allergies is not enough information on its own to have acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine treatment. You will need to consult face to face with a professional practitioner of acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine. He/she will also be able to offer dietary suggestions that are specific to your problems.

Are there acupuncturists or Chinese medicine practitioners in your area? If you're not sure you can look online, for example at or or do a search for "acupuncture + your town".

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine (plus usually also dietary and lifestyle changes) are typically very good at treating sinus problems with congestion, headache, etc. As mentioned though, it is necessary to go and see a practitioner for a Chinese medicine diagnosis - this cannot be done online. Food allergies can often also be helped in the same way.

In the meantime you can try some of this site's acupressure for sinus problems. It may help relieve some of your discomfort until you can get to an acupuncturist or herbalist.

Post below if you have any further questions about Chinese medicine and acupuncture for sinus and headache issues.

All the best,


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