2 Surprising Ways To Fight Sinus Congestion This Spring


After a long, cold winter, spring means warm weather and lots of sunshine. For many people, spring also means lots of sinus congestion. Sinus congestion can be caused by a variety of factors, from an infection to allergies. Here are some interesting ways you can fight the effects of sinus congestion this spring.

Fight Back Naturally

One way you can fight back against sinus congestion is making your immune system familiar with all the pollens and contaminants that you breath in on a daily basis. Instead of loading up on medicine, load up this spring on locally produced honey. Locally produced honey is made up of local pollens. When you consume honey, your immune system begins to identify the pollen in the honey as something that is safe. When you naturally encounter pollen in your day-to-day life, your body is less likely to try to attack it and cause you to develop a sinus infection if you fight back naturally with honey.

If you are not a honey lover, there are lots of ways you can consume it beside eating a peanut-butter and honey sandwich. You can squeeze a little honey into your favorite hot or cold drink. You can add honey to your smoothies. You can use honey instead of other sugars when you bake. You can use honey instead of syrup to top off your favorite breakfast items. 

Visit Your Chiropractor

Most people think that a chiropractor can only help you out if you have pain in your back. However, if you are suffering from sinus pain, a trip to your chiropractor could actually help alleviate your suffering. Your sinuses are actually made up of eight different hollow spaces inside of the bones in your temple, forehead and cheeks. When you suffer from a sinus infection, your sinuses become inflamed and fill up with mucus, with prevents your sinuses from draining properly. 

All of the bones and muscles in your body are connected to one another. If your alignment in your neck is off, the alignment of your sinus cavities will also be off. This will cause unneeded stress on your sinus cavities as well as on your lymphatic system. By correcting the alignment of your neck and spine, your sinuses will be able to drain easier. Additionally, chiropractor adjustment can fix other issues in your body, allowing your body more energy to fight off your sinus infection. 

The next time you feel some sinus congestion coming on, reach for some honey to build-up your body's natural defenses, and give your chiropractor a call. When you take care of your whole body, your body is able to take care of itself.


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Getting Serious About Your Back Pain

Do you remember the first day you woke up with back pain? If you are like most folks, you probably tried to write off the problem until you realized that the issue was impacting your mobility. Back pain is serious, but not everyone takes the issue seriously at first. Not only can a little back spasm make it hard to shower, walk, or even sit comfortably, but back pain can also be a symptom of a deeper problem. The goal of my blog is to educate the public about back pain, so that you know how to tell when you are really in trouble.