Author: Rudy Silva
Changes in weather from cold to hot and then back again can causes headaches. Headaches can also be activated from stress, lack of sleep, skipping meals, and unhealthy lifestyle. They can also be caused by diseases, such as hypertension, bacterial infections, meningitis, pharyngitis and sinusitis.
Sinusitis is very common, but not a severe affliction. If left untreated it can become serious because of bacterial growth in the sinus. The cause of sinusitis is the inflammation of any of the Para nasal sinuses, the frontal or ethmoidal sinuses. If you wake up with a headache, feeling congested, and have fluffy and swelling around your eye, then you have sinus headache. Usually the cause of a sinus headache is a virus or bacterial infection causing sinusitis. This type of headache can also be caused by allergens in the air.
In his book, Quick Headache Relief Without Drugs, 1977, Howard D. Kurland, M.D. tells of a lady that ignored medical treatment and used only natural remedies for her sinus problems.
“I met an American woman living in Hong Kong who had been given acupuncture treatments for sinus headaches. The treatments almost completely alleviated the pain, and she was well satisfied with them – until an alert physician discovered that the disease, in this case bacteria sinusitis, had progressed to a very dangerous point. The sinusitis had eroded part of the sinus bone, and the infection was rapidly making its way to her brain”
So regardless of what treatments you use for a sinus headache make sure you also see a doctor about your sinusitis.
Here a few natural remedies for sinus headaches that you can use.
1. Do a steam inhalation with distilled or reverse osmosis water twice a day. Put a cloth over your head, move close to the steamer, and inhale steam through your nose. This brings warm, moist air into the mucous membrane and respiratory tract. Do this inhalation for 2 minutes or more and repeat every half hour until you feel better. This process helps to:
” Relieves the inflammation and congestion of the mucus membrane of the upper respiratory tract.
” Relieves irritation by the moistening the air.
” Loosens the secretions and stimulates expectoration.
” Relieves the spasmodic breathing
” Relaxes the muscles and thus relieves coughing.
” Relieves excessive dryness of the mucous membrane.
2. A Hot foot bath remedy for a sinus headache due to congestion. Place your feet, ankles and legs into the hot bath. Leave your feet in the hot water for 10 – 15 minutes
” Relieves head, chest and pelvic congestion by drawing the blood from those areas to the legs and feet
” Relieves pain and spasms of the feet and legs.
” Induces sweating in case of fever-lowers body temperature.
” Relieves headaches
” Relaxes body the whole day.
” Increase circulation locally
” Relieves pain.
3. Hot compress for a sinus headache. Apply a hot compress to the forehead, nose or sinus area for 10 minutes. You may have to reheat the compress. This will relieve your sinus congestion and headache pain.
4. Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water or fruit juices during the day to help mucus flow out of the sinus area. Natural fresh juices work better than bottled juices, but use what is available.
There you have it, 4 different natural remedies for sinus headaches that you can use to relieve your sinus headaches and at the same time get relief from your sinusitis. Use them all and see which works the best for you.
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About the AuthorRudy Silva is a natural nutritionist that provides you more tips and information on how you can eliminate headache pain at this site: http://www.remedies-for-headaches.com/