Sinuses are the air filled spaces behind nasal bone, forehead, cheeks and eyes. When these sinus openings are blocked it becomes prone to infections.
According to ayurveda, sinus infections are caused due to imbalance of prana vata and shleshaka kapha. Prana vata is the sub dosha of vata that control brain and head. Shleshaka kapha is control moisture and lubrication balance. Imbalance of these two doshas blocks the sinus channel. This clogging imbalances pitta and finally leads to sinus inflammation. Air pollution, consuming excessive amount of cold, altering between hot and cold weather, inadequate amount of sleep and inactive lifestyle can aggravate this imbalance. Ayurveda offers effective treatment for this disease.
Oil massage is an effective way to cure sinus. Oil massage calms the vata dosha by preventing accumulation of kapha on face. Massage by mahanarayan oil, seasame and narayana oil are good for sinus. For maximum effectiveness the warm oil is use in massage therapy. It can easily transport essence of herbs in to skin.
In nasya treatment, medicated oil is applied to each nostril. Make sure that you get nasya treatment by a trained practitioner only. Ginger, lemon grass, basil, acorus and cubeb are used to make this medicated oil. Nasya treatment breaks up phlegm and opens up congected tissues of sinuses.
Medicated stem inhalation is also an effective way to cure sinus. Add ginger, eucalyptus oil, cough drops and other medicated herbs to boiling water and then take steam.
Another ayurvedic remedy to cure sinus is to drink water flavoured with spices. You can add two tulsi leaves, two slices of ginger, two cloves and four mint leaves to water and drink this water throughout the day.
Increase intake of fresh organic fruits and vegetables. Make sure that you don’t skip or delay your meal as this will lead to formation of toxins and upset digestive system.
Regular intake of ginger and lemon tea helps to prevent recurrence of sinus. Besides ayurvedic remedies, you must maintain an active lifestyle and do exercises that are vigorous but not exhausting. Such exercises will effect metabolism, stimulate pitta and regulate vata.
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