Study - Acupuncture May Help Ease Chronic Sinusitis

SinusitisA new pilot study suggests: alternative therapies such as acupuncture, acupressure and dietary changes may spell significant relief for patients battling chronic sinusitis. Reported by USNews.

"Our study was small, looking at a handful of patients who were not benefiting that well from standard treatment," acknowledged study author Dr. Jeffrey Suh, an assistant professor of rhinology and skull base surgery in the department of head and neck surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles.

"And my take on alternative treatments is that Western medicine is effective for the majority of patients," he added. "But for those who don't get complete relief, adding in a more holistic Eastern approach that includes exercise, improved sleep, a better diet, and acupuncture and self-administered acupressure seems to provide an alternative that can have great benefit."

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