sinus headaches are triggered when the lining of the sinus cavities in the face get swollen. If you have a sinus headache, you get deep, dull pain in front of the head or face (limited places like behind the eyes or nose side). The pain gets worse if you get your head physically, especially while bending down or leaning over.
Sinus headache pain peaks during the morning hours after waking up and it decreases usually after noon. And often the pain starts when you get a bad cold.
conventional treatments for sinus headaches usually involve antibiotics doctors and surgery in acute cases. More recently, it has been found that acupuncture is an effective complement and alternative treatment for sinus headaches.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest and widely used holistic medical practices in the world. It is part of traditional Chinese medicine.
The term ‘acupuncture’ stands for a variety of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body with different techniques. The technique most widely studied involves placing very thin needles made of metal on acupuncture points. These needles are then either optimize electrical signals or bare hands. This method does not involve the injection of drugs or therapeutic agents. You usually do not feel pain, and sometimes you do not even realize that the needle has been inserted into the body.
Now here how acupuncture relieves sinus headaches. Modern science believes that acupuncture brings about biochemical changes in the blood serum to stabilize serotonin – an important material that acts as a messenger between the spinal cord and brain – and stimulates the release of endorphins (natural painkiller human body is) to reduce pain. Furthermore, it activates the parasympathetic nervous system to relieve stress, anxiety and tension, and promotes brain circulation so sick receives more oxygen and blood supply and nutrition.
acupuncture for sinus headache is usually prescribed based on a detailed analysis of your condition. An expert has to first decide what imbalances in the body are before deciding the course of treatment.
If you want to consider having acupuncture for sinus headache, you need to find an expert acupuncturist. Check with your local acupuncture association to get some reference. The better skilled acupuncturist is, the more successful you will find this alternative and complementary therapy.