Sinusitis is a condition in which the lining of your sinuses becomes inflamed. Four hollow air spaces make up sinuses. They’re located in the bones behind cheeks, jaw, and eyebrows. Sinuses make mucus, a fluid that cleans bacteria and other particles out of the air one breathes. Mucus is removed from your sinuses by draining out your nose. But when your sinuses are swollen, the mucus has nowhere to go. It stays in your sinuses and becomes painful and uncomfortable.
There are different types of sinusitis, including:
Anyone can develop a sinus infection. Following are some causes which can lead to sinusitis:
There are many eating habits that can be included in daily routine to get relief in sinusitis Here is a list of foods that can reduce inflammation and help with symptoms of sinusitis:
➢ Turmeric spice: Often used in Thai and Indian food, contains curcumin which reduces inflammation
➢ Vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, leafy greens, and bean sprouts have high levels of vitamin C and calcium
➢ Citrus fruits as oranges, grapefruit, and berries
➢ Drinking green tea and more fluids can help to alleviate any headaches that can result from dehydration
➢ Spices such as ginger, basil, and cayenne pepper
According to signs and symptoms and clinical manifestation Sinusitis can be correlated to Dushta Pratishyaya, in which kapha is the main affected dosha. It gets aggravated and vitiates the prana vata (a subtype of Vata), which is mainly present in the respiratory tract.
The ayurvedic approach to sinusitis treatment is multifaceted and can involve a combination process through procedures, oral medicines, dietary and lifestyle modifications. The ayurvedic treatment procedures for sinusitis include.
➢ Panchakarma Therapy: Panchakarma is one of the most famous treatment methods in Ayurveda. The process comprises five steps for the detoxification and rejuvenation of mind and body. This treatment contains herbal massages and cleansing enemas.
➢ Nasya Karma: Nasya Karma is a method that involves instillation of liquids infused with the properties of particular herbs into the nasal cavity. It is effective in managing the vata and kapha disorder.
➢ Shirodhara: Shirodhara is a classical and a well-established ayurvedic procedure of slowly and steadily dripping medicated oil or other liquids on the forehead. This procedure induces a relaxed state of awareness that results in a dynamic psycho-somatic balance.
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