Definition of Sinuses:

Four pairs of air pockets lined with membranes in the bones around the nose.  The ethmoid sinuses are located on each side of the nose between the eyes; the maxillary sinuses are located in the cheek above the teeth and below the eyes; the sphenoid sinuses are located deeply behind the eyes; the frontal sinuses are located in the forehead.

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Acupuncture a treatment
“...Gynecological disorders PMS; Irregular periods; Infertility; Discomfort during pregnancy; PCOS; Menopausal symptoms; Endometriosis; Muscle pain and strain; Stress; Insomnia; Allergies; Sinusitis; Sinus infection; Anxiety; Depression; Fatigue; Arthritis; Weight loss; Smoking cessation; Back pain; Sciatica; Joint pain; Acute and Chronic pain; According The World Health Organization, there are...”

Allergic Rhinitis / Hay Fever

...the condition
“...These include ... "Sinus" symptoms – headache, feeling of pressure behind the eye, pain above the cheekbones and on the lower forehead, aching teeth...”
...recommendation Topical Applications
“A saltwater nasal rinse will flush out pollen and other irritants, shrink your sinus membranes and increases drainage...”
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Allergy to Foods (Hidden)

...our question about Frequency and severity of sore throats
“...Congestion or inflammation of the nose (rhinitis), sinuses (sinusitis), and throat (pharyngitis) may be due to airborne irritants and allergens, but food allergy may be the undiagnosed cause of these common problems.”

Bad Breath (Halitosis)

...the condition
“...Prolonged mouth dryness; Use of tobacco products; Sinus or respiratory infections; Inadequate oral hygiene...”

Bioflavonoids a treatment
“...Quercetin is used widely for sinus problems and aids in capillary fragility...”

Castor Oil a treatment
“...Conditions which have been responsive to castor oil applications include ... upper respiratory infections involving the sinuses, tonsils and inner ear...”

Coffee a treatment
“...Just one cup a day can bring relief to the sinuses.  Type 2 diabetes: Coffee helps reduce insulin resistance by increasing blood glucose levels, and the concentration of plasma adiponectin, a protein regulating glucose levels...”

Cold Or Flu

...the condition
“...At worst, a cold can occasionally lead to secondary bacterial infections of the middle ear or sinuses, which can be treated...”

Cushing's Syndrome / Hypercortisolism

...recommendation Test Adrenal Function
“...These tests could include dexamethasone suppression test, CRH stimulation test, direct visualization of the endocrine glands (radiologic imaging), petrosal sinus sampling and the dexamethasone-CRH test.”

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

...the condition
“...Although the precise cause of Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome is not known, it is believed that several factors can contribute to the disorder, including ... Infections such as sinus infections or respiratory infections...”

Cystic Fibrosis

...the condition
“...These include sinusitis (inflammation of the nasal sinuses, which are cavities in the skull behind, above, and on both sides of the nose), nasal polyps (fleshy growths inside the nose), clubbing (rounding and enlargement of fingers and toes)...”

Environmental Illness / MCS

...the condition
“...Most sufferers of MCS complain of at least several of the following ... sinus problems...”

Ephedra (Ma Huang) a treatment
“...used in Chinese medicine for at least 5,000 years and is the herb from which scientists have extracted ephedrine, one of the most effective treatments known for the symptoms of asthma, allergies and sinus problems.  Ephedra is a powerful herb which grows mainly in Mongolia and the bordering regions of China...”

Excess Sugar Consumption

...the condition
“...When the body undergoes a sugar overload, a number of symptoms can manifest themselves, including: Anxiety; Congestion; Frequent colds; Migraines; Asthma; Constipation; Headaches; Sinus congestion; Backaches; Depression; Hypoglycemia; Skin itch; Bladder/bowel dysfunction; Diarrhea; Hypothyroidism; Sleepiness; Bloating; Dizziness; Immune system dysfunction; Tension; Blurred...”

General Detoxification Requirement

...the condition
“...Our sinuses, skin and lungs are also accessory elimination organs whereby toxins can be released...”

Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease

...the condition
“...Acid reflux / GERD / heartburn; Indigestion; Constipation; Diarrhea; Frequent nausea and or vomiting; Difficulty gaining weight; Iron deficiency anemia; Head, Brain and Nervous System Symptoms ... Sinus congestion...”

Gulf War Illness

...the condition
“...signs or symptoms; Genetic Alterations; Abnormal Births; Birth Defects; Menstrual Problems; Reduced IQ; Confusion; Memory Loss; Blood In Stools and Urine; Fibromyalgia; Epstein Barr Syndrome; Sinus Diseases; Mycoplasma Fermentans; Incognitis Infections; Unusual Hair Loss; Loss Of Smell; Chemical Sensitivities; Asthma; Vision Problems.”


...the condition
“...A sinus headache usually occurs as a gnawing pain over or under both eyes...”

Hives (Urticaria)

...the condition
“...For chronic urticaria, lab work should include CBC, ESR, UA, histamine levels and dental/sinus examinations to rule out hidden pathology...”

Honey a treatment
“...Honey can safely be introduced into cavities and sinuses.  It is water-soluble and easily rinsed out, and any residues are bio-degradable...”

Hydrotherapy a treatment
“...It is an effective therapy for sore throat, cold, flu, and sinus congestion when it is administered to the throat or feet...”

Hyperbaric Oxygen a treatment
“...Parts of the body that can be adversely affected by HBO treatment, with symptoms, include ... Sinuses – Congestion and/or occlusion (Pain, bloody discharge)...”

Jet Lag Susceptibility

...the condition
“...The symptoms of jet lag are varied but commonly include ... Headaches and/or sinus irritation...”

Mast Cells

...related topic
“These are a group of cells that line the capillaries of tissues that come in contact with the outside, for example skin, sinuses, and lung mucosa...”
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Migraine/Tension Headaches

...the condition
“Headaches are commonly classified under categories such as tension, sinus, migraine, menstrual and cluster among others...”

Nasal Polyps

...the condition
“...are seen with greater frequency in people with asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), vasomotor rhinitis (may be caused by emotional upset or sexual arousal), and certain kinds of drug use, chronic sinus infections, and cystic fibrosis...”

Nonallergic / Vasomotor Rhinitis

...the condition
“...Vasomotor Rhinitis is caused by highly sensitive or excessive amounts of blood vessels in the delicate tissue of the sinus area.  Symptoms are triggered by the nervous system rather than by allergens...”

Orbital Cellulitis

...the condition
“...It is usually caused by a bacterial infection which typically will have spread from the ethmoid or paranasal sinuses but may also have its origin elsewhere such as a boil on the eye or eyelid (stye), recent trauma to the eye, injury to the eyelid (including bug bites), or a foreign object...”

Pharyngitis ("Strep Throat")

...the condition
“...The chronic form can be caused by a continuing infection of the sinuses, lungs or mouth, or by constant irritation from smoking, breathing heavily polluted air, food allergies or consuming too much alcohol, or by swallowing substances that scald, corrode or...”


...related topic
“...Polyps can appear elsewhere, for example in the intestines, sinuses, stomach, uterus, or cervix.”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...the condition
“...They may also involve the sinus tracts (red streaks indicating infected lymph vessels)...”


...related topic
“Inflammation of the sinus membranes and nasal mucous membrane, sometimes extending to the eyes and ears...”


...our question about Nasal congestion
“...Sarcoidosis of the nose and paranasal sinuses.  Laryngoscope 1983;93: pp.1281-4], including crusting, nosebleeds (epistaxis) and bilateral obstruction...”

See Infectious Disease Specialist a treatment
“...The special skills of the infectious diseases specialist are not confined to a single organ system or cause; they include expertise in infections of any type (such as sinuses, heart, brain, lungs, urinary tract, bowel, bones or pelvic organs) and any cause (bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic)...”

Sinus Swabs / Nose Drops a treatment
“Historically, the Sinus Swab has been inserted once into each nostril for 6 minutes in order to treat sinusitis...”


...the condition
“Sinusitis is an inflammation of the membranes of the nose and sinus cavity.  Acute sinusitis comes on suddenly and leaves just as suddenly; those with chronic sinusitis have symptoms almost all the time...”
...related topic
“Inflammation of the sinuses, with causes ranging from dust to hay fever...”
...recommendation Sinus Swabs / Nose Drops
“This treatment has helped many people treat a chronic sinus infection and takes about 6 weeks of self-application.”
...recommendation Euphorbium Nasal Spray
“...Patients with chronic sinusitis experienced considerable improvement in terms of reduced headaches, sinus pressure, and breathing difficulties...”
...recommendation Bioflavonoids
“Quercetin is being used widely for sinus problems.”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...Other symptoms Other symptoms of extraglandular involvement include ... Recurrent sinus infections...”

Steam / Spray Treatments a treatment
“Steam treatment carries essential oils directly to sinuses and lungs, and provides warm, moist air to help open nasal and bronchial passages...”

Sulfite Sensitivity

...the condition
“...Asthma, nasal and sinus congestion, rhinitis, postnasal drip, frontal headache and bronchospasm can be triggered by sulfites...”

Tendency To Develop Polyps

...the condition
“...Polyps are typically associated with mucous membranes and can occur in various parts of the body, including the colon, nose, sinuses, stomach, bladder, uterus, cervix and small intestine...”

Tendency To Nosebleeds

...the condition
“...Recurrent nosebleeds are a sometimes a sign of an underlying disorder, such as hypertension, a bleeding disorder, or a tumor of the nose or sinuses.  Nosebleeds are usually caused by very cold or dry air (your nasal membranes dry out and are more easily damaged), nose-picking, minor irritation or colds...”


...the condition
“...Besides loud noises, other causes include severe head trauma, sinus and respiratory infections, ear infections, wax build-up, high blood cholesterol, TMJ problems, food allergies, certain types of tumors and a long list of other conditions...”

Trigeminal Neuralgia / Facial Pain

...the condition
“...The rarity of these disturbances and the variability of these symptoms have caused some patients to undergo endodontic treatment of multiple root canals or other oral or sinus surgeries before a neurological disturbance is recognized...”
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