Sinus congestion can lead to Sinusitis, and inflammation of the sinuses i.e. air-filled spaces in the face around the cheeks, forehead, and eyes caused by too much mucus which then blocks the narrow channels.
Being a mom I have seen first hand the dilemma of congested sinuses caused by colds and seasonal allergies. It takes about a week or so to fully recover from sinusitis without antibiotics. To manage symptoms of sinusitis, osteopathy can be a useful complementary treatment. Treatment includes working around the face, sinuses, neck, thoracic inlet and upper back to help with the drainage of the sinuses.
I learned that treating my son with cranial osteopathy techniques early in a cold scenario helped lessen the chances of the cold turning into an upper respiratory or ear infection. At The Body Group, Hong Kong, our Osteopathic Practitioners takes a holistic approach that will help you breathe easier and reduce your risk of sinusitis.
Proper alignment of the bones of the head is needed for ideal health. There is subtle, delicate, deliberate motion between the various bones that make up the sinus cavity. This is very minimal movement but it allows us to blow our nose and sneeze with success. Sinus congestion can be worsened if the bones that make up the nasal passageway are not moving freely and correctly. If the bones that make up the sinuses become jammed together, for example, then the sinuses can get clogged. If the sinuses become congested, they might be more prone to infection.
Cranial Osteopathy can help clear your sinuses
The walls of the sinuses are made up of the bones of the cranium. Cranial osteopathy helps assess the mobility of these bones and detect where the bones are not moving well which restricts the vitality, size and motion of the sinus cavity. This treatment encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the head and gives relief to the general stresses in the body.
Bring your child or family member in early in the case of a cold or runny nose. Cranial osteopathy can help lessen the severity of the nasal congestion, and the risk of infection.