Sinus infections have been very popular the past couple of weeks. Sinus infections cause pain in the face and forehead. Your sinuses are gaps of air filled space within your facial bones, typically around your eyes. Infections occur when bacteria or a virus grow inside your sinuses. A green or yellow mucous when you blow your nose is an indication of a sinus infection. The following items can help you eliminate a sinus infection naturally.
Hang your head over a pot of boiling water
Moist heat helps to break up the mucous in your sinuses. Once broken up, it is easier to blow your nose and remove the infected mucous. After boiling a pot of water, hang a towel over your head. Next, slowly remove the pot cover and place your head directly over the pot. Now breathe as normally as possible, through your nose. Have tissues near by to blow your nose with.
Sleep propped up
It can be very difficult to find a comfortable sleeping position when yo have a sinus infection. Get two or three pillows and place them behind your upper back, shoulders, and head to prop you up. Having a more vertical sleeping position will help your sinuses drain during the night. You may also find it helpful to sleep in a arm chair.
Use the sinus milking technique
There are two phases to the sinus milking technique, tapping followed by sweeping. The technique is done on both the right and left sides at the same time for two minutes and each phase follows the same process.
Begin by tapping your forehead beginning at the center and working your way to the side of your head and around your eyes. Follow by tapping under your eyes from your nose to the side of your head. The tapping helps to loosen the mucous from the walls of the sinuses.
Next, using your index and middle finger and a firm contact, sweep the same areas in the same manner. Begin at the center of the forehead, move to the side and around the eyes. Then sweep from the nose out to the side of the head under the eyes. Continue the sweeping from under the ear at the corner of your jaw sweeping down the side of your neck towards your heart.
Eat spicy foods
Sprinkling cayenne (or hotter) pepper on soups, salads, and meats helps to clear the sinuses. The pepper breaks up the mucous making it easier to eliminate. Also Garlic has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Colloidal silver can also help destroy bacteria and viruses.
A clear and flowing nerve system is essential for a healthy body. Keeping with your regular adjustment routine helps keep your immune system strong thus helping to prevent sinsus infections.
Eliminating sinus infections isn’t about killing off the bacteria or viruses only. Fact is, removing the mucous that harbors the critters will go farther in eliminating the infection that attacking them directly with antibiotics. Antibiotics only kill the bacteria, not viruses, and they don’t change the environment. Therefore once the antibiotics are completed, the environment is still the same and the infection returns. You must clean out the environment to clear the infection completely. This guide will help you do that.