Hi Maria, I am Mohit.
I have pain in cheeks from past 2 years and my mouth gets filled with mucous every now and then that originates from the back of my nose. I have been suffering from sinusitis but the cheek pain is unexplainable as sinus does not cause such severe pain. My CT scan report suggests bilateral “ethmoid and left maxillary chronic sinusitis with deviated nasal spectrum”. I have taken treatment from best of the ENT specialists but found no relief. Medicines don’t show any effect.On the contrary they have brought a lot of anxiety and my memory is getting weak. Kindly suggest if there is any way to get rid of this constant pain (Is there any surgical option).
Thank you for your enquiry.Firstly, lets talk about sinus; sinusitis is the most debilitating disease of them all. It comes in several forms and in varying degrees of severity. From a practitioner’s point of view, if a patient sits and continually swallows while talking to you, they need sinus herbs no matter what they have presented with.
Symptoms of sinus include a dull thick headache, that hurts over the forehead and an aching face, which can be in the cheeks, as you mentioned, the symptoms can be worse when the weather changes.
The patient with sinusitis had a head full of mucus. They don’t smell things very well, often smell only bad smells, and frequently can’t taste their food very well either. Many periods of the sinus sufferer’s life are spent with a nasal drip, and when they lie down at night it is much, much worse. They sleep with their mouths open and wake with dry mouths, sore throats, and usually rise unrefreshed.
With their constantly blocked noses, permanent nasal drips and by swallowing rubbish all night (often all day too), any food that goes into their sour and mucousy stomachs is not going to be digested very well. “The stomach is the throne of the body, good health begins with good digestion and food that is poorly digested can cause allergies”
Treating the allergy is a waste of time because it is only a symptom. The constant suppression of allergies just hastens the patient into a totally chronic state, a point from which there is no return, only polyps, operations and more polyps, or a degree of misery that some people learn to live with.
While allergy sufferers need sinus herbs, they also need some herbs to improve the digestion of the food they eat. On top of this they need a good herbal and/or homeopathic remedy to relieve, not suppress, the allergic symptoms.
The reason herbalism is called holistic medicine is because it treats the whole body, not just the symptom or the ailing organ.
The “sinus attack” as opposed to the condition of sinusitis, is only the acute reaction to a very purulent, mucousy, dirty, infected state in the body. To relieve one symptom, the acute attack, but suppress the “whole body” is foolish. We need to help the body fight its own battle, deal with its own disease, and there are many herbs we use in our treatment of sinusitis.
The Initial Order Pack would be a good place to start, along with a cleansing diet with lots of pure water, fresh vegetables and fruit juices, fresh food and a small amount of protein. Avoid dairy and gluten for at least 3 months and slowly introduce as you start to feel better.
Secondly, you might like to try sacral cranial therapy or acupuncture for help with pain relief while your body is healing.
Hope this is of some help,
Best wishes, Maria