I talk to more and more people who tell me that they not only have allergies, but also chronic sinus problems. I used to be one of those people. There was a period in my life where for two months out of the year I couldn’t walk more than 10 feet from a box of tissues without having to wear my sleeve. That’s when I discovered how effective acupuncture is in relieving allergies. I had one treatment and never had another cold or itch again. Although I have been much better since then, I have occasional symptoms. I keep dairy and other mucus-forming foods to a minimum, use my neti pot regularly, and have had subsequent acupuncture treatments… I felt like I hadn’t figured out how to handle the problem 100%. A couple of weeks ago I caught a little bug and within 12 hours I had sinus pressure to the point I couldn’t sleep. To me, this was clear evidence that I had already had a sinus problem.
Symptoms of chronic sinusitis include:
• Drainage of a thick, yellow or greenish discharge from the nose or the back of the throat
• Nasal obstruction or congestion, causing difficulty breathing through the nose
• Pain, tenderness, and swelling around the eyes, cheeks, nose, or forehead
• Pain in the upper jaw and teeth
• Reduced sense of smell and taste
• Cough, which may be worse at night. Other signs and symptoms may include:
• Throat pain
• Bad breath (halitosis)
• Fatigue or irritability
• and nausea.
Also, hidden infections, those that are of a low enough grade to avoid detection, are responsible for suppressing overall immune function and putting the body under a great deal of stress. Stress makes weight loss difficult and contributes to a host of other serious health conditions. I know the anatomy of a human head and the laws of physics well enough to know that there is no way the saline solution in my neti pot will get everywhere to remove pollen, viruses, bacteria, mold and mushrooms floating in the air. Antibiotics are a notoriously poor way to address sinus problems due to the lack of blood flow to the area; after all, the sinuses are hollow spaces!
I went on the hunt for a deeper solution, literally! After doing some research, I found a different and better nasal rinsing technique than anything I had read before. This technique involves making a hypertonic rinsing solution and placing it in all the recesses of the sinus cavities to rinse off the offending material and to soothe and shrink the inflamed sinus tissue. The “FRIGGY FLIP TURN” is a safe and effective method of irrigating all 8 sinuses instead of just the 2 or 4 that the neti pot effectively reaches. In addition to the detailed explanation of how to do it, there are over 200 comments from people who have used the technique, often after a lifetime of chronic problems, with miraculous results.
Taking control of your sinus health is easy. I made the “switch” for a couple of weeks after my little episode and it worked like a charm. By the end of the second day I was completely pain free. It also eliminated the persistent post-nasal drip that I had. Whether you have occasional or chronic problems, this could be the solution you’ve been looking for. Since the Friggy Flip-Turn guide doesn’t have pictures, I had to do some trial and error to get it right. If you have questions or would like additional guidance, I’d be happy to help. I’d be happy to continue the crusade against sinus pain and post-nail drip (not to mention halitosis. LOL!).