Did you know there is Acupuncture For Sinus?



With a transition in seasons, it's natural that sinus issues are flaring up. Sinus issues could range from congestion, runny nose or dryness in the sinuses. No matter how you look at it, it impedes the ease and breathing through the nose & can be irritating at times. 

What Organs Are Relation To Sinus?


In Traditional Chinese Medical Theory & Acupuncture the sinus is related to the following organs & channels. 


  • Lung
  • Large Intestine
  • Spleen
  • Stomach

These organs are classified as Earth (Spleen - Stomach)  & Metal ( Lung - Large Intestine). The Earth element is responsible for the mucous production affecting the nose. Metal is directly connected to the nose and the breathing process. 


Local Vs. Distal Acupuncture For Sinus


With a variety of schools and thought, this is a contested area. Both can work for this particular issue. Local needling on the face will increase circulation within sinus using the Stomach & Large Intestine channels. Distal needling will most likely do a combination of Lung, Large Intestine, Spleen & Stomach to cover the spectrum. There is no better or worst, it`s just the Acupuncturist preference.


How Can Acupuncture For Sinus Help?


Acupuncture for sinus could be helpful in many ways. First, it targets the sinus to give one relief. Sinus problems are usually caused by not enough moisture in the area or too much moisture. Acupuncture can balance the humidity within the sinus so it is balanced. Second, it helps build up Metal, Earth, or both systems works on the cause of the problem. Through working on the symptoms and root imbalances, this becomes preventative. 


Things to Help


Within the realm of TCM, there are many things that can help sinus. Quite a few you can do yourself!


  • Limit sugar intake
  • massage around the nose & sinuses to benefit circulation
  • Alternative nose breathing


There are other things you can do, however, it is best to see a professional since everyone`s case is individual. 


Book your Toronto Community Acupuncture Today


The cause of sinus is highly unique to the individual. Acupuncture for sinus addresses your unique imbalance. In Traditional Chinese Medicine through a professional, one can get a formal TCM diagnosis via questions, pulse & tongue to get a customized treatment. We offer two services, community acupuncture & private acupuncture to help you. Book now


Note: This is a general information article & one should go to a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) or Traditional Chinese Practitioner (TCM.P) for an individualized diagnosis of your specific condition.


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