Quick Guide to
Relieve Sinus Pressure
Wouldn't it be sensational for those having to fight sinus pressure if there was some sort of medical magic wand, somewhere, that wisely wielded could command the sinuses to be made whole, and bingo, the sinuses became healed instantly! Yet there is a practical way to make the sinuses well, in a relatively short time, in many cases. Two basic qualities only are required: knowledge and a little discipline. To relieve sinus pressure permanently this is what has worked for me and many others:
Effect of food on sinus
There are some foods which promote the formation of mucus or exacerbate that condition and lead to sinus issues. In some cases food can create sinus mucus and other undesirable health disorders. You should know, however, that there is not unanimity among researches or scientists about the effect of food on the sinuses and its stimulation of mucus. Yet empirical data--non-scientific observations, personal experience, etc.--strongly suggests the veracity of the former assertion. If indeed sinus pressure is a condition you struggle with, and you are determined to eliminate or greatly reduce its annoying effects, I would like to encourage you to develop your own convictions on this matter of foods and sinus issues such as: sinus pressure, excess mucus, infected mucus, drainage, etc. By trying out the suggestion that follow in this segment. They may not only help your sinus problem, but may also enhance your health as a whole.
Keeping your sinuses clear from mucus--the right way--is helpful in dealing with sinus issues. And while certains foods can help you accomplish the latter, others can do exactly the opposite. In fact some foods can contribute to a variety of sinus issues such as: pressure, drainage, excessive mucus, etc. Chronic congestion in the sinus cavity and nasal cavity can be a factor in developing sinus pressure and eventually sinus infection. Such things as colds and bronchitis can lead to complications if not properly handled. Reading information on these subjects is always helpful. For example, knowing the symptoms of a sinus infection can help prevent a full-blown one by tackling it early on.
There are three types of food that for now we will call: A, B, and C. Some of us strongly believe that these three food types, were they to be eliminated from one's food list, it could significantly reduce sinus pressure problems in a matter of days, and in some cases nearly eliminate them altogether.
Let's now identify Type A foods as: dairy products of all kinds:
- cow's milk
- all kinds of cheeses
- ice cream
- milk shakes
- half and half
- dairy creamer
- any other kind of dairy product
- eggnog -- perhaps the worst of them all
If you use any of the above products or a combination of them, please stop using them for 10 days and see what happens. The chances are that your sinus pressure will significantly decrease, before the 10 days are over. Why? Because the dairy products effect on sinuses has been corroborated empirically. You may ask: Would I not suffer from a protein deficiency? The answer is a resounding No. On the contrary. If you eat a normal American diet you may be promoting your general health indirectly by lowering your intake of dairy products. Some studies support the belief that excessive amount of protein brings unintended health hazards. Thus you could be lowering excessive protein consumption to safer lower levels. As to the number of grams of protein the body requires daily is also a subject greatly debated. But we are dealing here with sinus pressure and other sinus isuues as: yellow mucus, green mucus, drainage, allergy reactions, etc., a practical experiment to eliminate. If you wish to try the above suggestion you may do so and then evaluate yourself, in very practical terms, the results. I expect they will, very likely, surprise you.
On the strength of the results from that partial experiment and result you may want to finish the task of total or nearly total elimination of sinus pressure. Continue the experiment by eliminating for 10 days Types B and C foods which are described in Three Steps to Quick Sinus and Mucus Relief. Click The results might surprise you. Continuing the use of those 3 food categories will, most likely, keep the present sinus disorder(s) such as: pain, post-nasal-drip, etc., going on in various degrees--based upon how much use of them one makes.
Here is a list of sinus friendly foods which is handy to know:
- lemons and limes
- has cleansing properties
- promotes general health
- water cress, etc.
- it has much potassium
- it is credited with bodily cleansing properties
Nasal Cavity and Upper Respiratory Tract
a - vertebrae, b - esophagus, c - trachea
d - cricoid cartilage, e - laryngopharynx, f -
pharynx, g - nasopharynx, k - tongue,
l - hard palate,
o - superior turbinate,
p - middle turbinate, q - inferior turbinate
Free flow of nerve energy
A misalignment of some bones in the body may prevent full flow of nerve energy to other parts. Unimpaired full flow of nerve energy is vital for the functioning of all our organs. Some health conditions hard to diagnose, including sinus pressure, can at times be partially attributed to a deficient flow of this energy. In our case to the sinus cavity membranes lining it. For example take a car. It may have a tank full of gasoline. The engine may be in perfect condition. So the brakes, etc. The car is in excellent shape except for the electrical system. Not enough voltage is reaching the spark plugs or some other component. The car won't run right. A misaligned vertebra can exert enough pressure on the spinal cord and thus prevent vital nerve current from fully flowing to all organs. This can cause the mal-functioning of an organ, a membrane, a muscle or some other part of the body. Again, Three Steps to Sinus and Mucus Relief explains this rather unknown concept in detail including how to go about correcting a misalignment.
Clear sinus cavities
The sinus cavities, as much as possible, should be kept clear--this can help prevent some disorders such as: pressure, sinusitis, congestion, etc.. Air and mucus must flow constantly, unimpeded, through sinus and surrounding passages. Mucus that does not flow will eventually contaminate and an infection will usually follow. Self-applied acupressure for the sinuses, sometimes called "sinus acupoints," is the natural, fastest, no side effects, inexpensive way to do this. Although acupressure does not work in every case, when it does it is preferable. Saline solution sinus rinse is another natural way to clear some of the sinuses.
To relieve sinus pressure, as we have seen, does not have to be, in many cases, a complicated, expensive procedure. The above concepts have been done by some of us who suffer from sinus headaches, pressure, etc., and most of those who tried it seemed satisfied with the results. Today by taking some simple steps to quickly get rid of sinus pressure I can nip in the bud a potential sinus infection.