I'm sitting in my office and I can just feel the cold weather creeping in. My shoulders and back are starting to stiffen up from the weather changes, and I feel so much pressure in my sinuses. I'm MISERABLE!
I hear this all the time in my office this time of year. Their shoulders are extra tight from the weather changing from cool to downright cold! Many of my patients also complain about sinus irritation or pressure as well this time of year.
Here are the common causes of sinus flare-ups this time of year
-excessive sugar in the diet (especially after Halloween and approaching Thanksgiving and Christmas)
-excessive dairy in the diet from pies, cookies, and sweet holiday drinks
-dryness from the heat produced from the furnace
-misalignments in the neck and upper back
-imbalanced energy in the Acupuncture meridian system
The first 4 reasons I listed can also cause the last two!
What can you do?
Chiropractic Adjustments reduce the pressure on the nervous system that communicates directly with the sinuses, head and neck. There are so many times that a patient will be in the middle of receiving an adjustment and be pleasantly surprised that their sinuses start opening up.
Acupuncture helps reduce blockages of energy in the body that can be caused by many different factors, several of which I have listed above. In fact, there are Acupuncture points SPECIFICALLY KNOWN to help with sinus problems. I use the Acugraph system to check the energy in the 12 main acupuncture meridians, and treat their energy imbalances accordingly. This helps me give them the most accurate treatment possible at the moment they step into my office. I have many patients who see me when their sinuses flare up because they know that Acupuncture is extremely effective when they are having sinus problems.
Changes in the weather have you all stiffened up? Sinuses have lots of pressure, or just feel uncomfortable?
Call me at 816-256-3603 and see if I can make a difference for you!
Yours in Health,
Dr. Kristine Baker