What's Sinusitis or Nasal Blockage
Sinusitis is when there is an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining on one or more sinuses. It can be divided into acute and chronic sinusitis. Acute sinusitis is mostly caused by upper respiratory tract infection, bacterial and viral infections, which can also occur simultaneously. Chronic sinusitis conditions are more common, and it often involves multiple sinuses at the same time. The healthy sinuses are clear tunnels filled with air, but blocked or inflamed when it is filled with fluids, and infected with germs or bacteria.
The 4 common causes of sinus blockage include:
- Common cold
- Allergens causing the swelling of the sinuses
- Nasal polyps, small growths in the lining of the nose
- Nasal displacement
The symptoms usually start with cold-like symptoms like runny, stuffy nose and facial aches and pain, and may last a couple of weeks to even a month or longer. People who easily affected with sinusitis are those with poor immunity, or under medications to suppress the immune system, smokers, and young children with poor hygiene environment, for example dirty pacifiers, drinking milk from bottle while lying on the back, weak immunity and caught illnesses from other kids in daycare centers or schools.
Sinusitis can lead to other medical conditions
When nose is congested, a simple act of breathing can be challenging and thus affecting one’s daily life. The congestion from sinusitis, allergies, cold or flu can make one feeling tired and restless. And may leads to other medical conditions on eyes, ears, lungs, teeth and digestion, if is not treated. It is common for many to turn to “quick fix” like decongestants and antihistamines. However, if the usage of decongestants drug is more than three to five days, you may cause rebound swelling in your nasal passages, which can lead to a vicious cycle: rebound swelling causes you to take more of the drug, but increased dosage causes it to lose its effectiveness, which then leads to even more use. Over usage of antihistamines may also cause central depression, such as sedation, drowsiness, fatigue, hallucinations, decreased alertness, irritability, nervousness, anxiety, insomnia, headache, dizziness, lack of coordination etc. It can also reduce sleep during rapid eye movement, which may result in decreased learning ability.
The Health Club’s Sinus & Nasal Congestion Relief herb tea contains natural organic active herbs like Red Clover, Lemon Balm and Thyme which calms inflammation, overcoming bacteria, fungi and viruses, clearing of mucous, reduce allergy effects and clearing of congestion.
Red Clover - natural expectorant, helps with the expulsion and loosening of mucous to build immunity.
Lemon Balm - effective in overcoming viruses and also bacteria, which usually cause the sinus infections to start with.
Thyme - natural remedy for coughs, colds, sinus infections and respiratory conditions with its excellent antibacterial, antiviral properties to soothe throat irritation and airway congestions.
Infused 2-3 teaspoons of Sinus & Nasal Congestion Relief herb tea herbs into 120 – 150ml of hot water for 7 min, drink it while it's warm. Recommended 2-3 cups daily.
If congestion has already started, also put 3-5 teaspoons of herbs into a bowl of hot water (200 – 250ml), covered for 5 min, remove the cover, position your face near the bowl, cover your head and the bowl with a towel and breathe over the steam from the bowl of infused herbs for 5-10 min, and then drink the content. Recommended to have this done in the morning when awake, before sleep and whenever is needed. The nice herbal steam will help open the nasal and lung passageway, soothe and calm stuffy nose, lung congestion, allergies, asthma, cough and sinus infections.
Acu-points to relief sinus congestions
Besides taking regular cups of The Health Club’s Sinus & Nasal Congestion Relief herb tea, you can also relieve sinus congestions by massaging the key acu-points using The Health Club’s HappyBody Botanical Oil.
- Apply 1-2 drops of HappyBody Botanical Oil on one palm
- Use another hand's finger to dab and apply on both sides of your nose.
- Use fingers to gently massage the oil with up and down motion along the sides of nose until oil is absorbed.
- Use both index fingers and placed it on point 1 of both sides. Apply slight pressure and massage on both sides for 2-3 mins.
- Repeat the same for point 2. This will help to reduce the inflammation and open the airways for better breathing.