Ayurvedic Treatment for Sinusitis, Sinus Congestion, Sinus Infection, Sinus Headache.

Sinusitis Ayurvedic Treatment About Ayurveda

About Sinusitis Ayurvedic Treatment

Sinusitis is an acute or chronic inflammation of the paranasal sinuses. Usually the inflammation begins in the sphenoid sinus, which is located between the eyes. The most common cause of sinusitis are infections caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi.

Sinusitis often occur during diseases such as rhinitis, influenza, measles and other infectious diseases. Depending on the duration of inflammation, sinusitis is distinguished as acute and chronic. If you don’t pay attention to the sinusitis condition, it can lead to severe eye and ear problems, and even meningitis- inflammation on the membranes of the brain.

Stats show that about 134 million Indians (ie, 1 in 8 of the population) suffer from chronic sinusitis. In United States it is 37 million (ie, 1 in 7 of the population) suffer from this condition.


Symptoms of Sinusitis

Unpleasant sensation in the nose and the paranasal area.


Nasal congestion and difficulty in breathing.

Runny nose is a common symptom of sinusitis.

Increase in body temperature is observed in acute sinusitis.

Feeling of fatigue and weakness. lack of appetite, sleeplessness etc can also occur.

Purulent discharge from the nose, change in the sense of smell, pronounced pain in the paranasal area are symptoms of chronic sinusitis.

Due to large accumulation of mucus in the nose and the throat, the patient may begin to cough, and this get worse in the night.

Causes of Sinusitis

Common cold.

Nasal Polyps: Nasal polyp is a growth of the tissue which blocks the sinuses.

Respiratory tract infections: Bacterial, viral or fungal infections of the respiratory tract can thicken the membranes of the sinus and causes accumulation of mucus.

Allergies: certain allergies can cause blockage of sinuses.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Sinusitis

Sinusitis, known as pinas in Ayurveda, is caused when the sinuses are blocked by the accumulation of mucus, resulting in inflammation.

Lack of consuming a nutritious diet, and excessive intake of fatty, spicy, heavy and indigestible foods over a period of time causes damage to all three doshas- Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

An impaired Kapha (water & earth) accumulates in the sinuses, blocks the flow of Vata (air & ether).

An impaired Pitta (fire & water) causes swelling and inflammation of the tissues of the sinuses.

A typical Ayurvedic treatment for Sinusitis include a strict diet and Panchakarma therapy.

Panchakarma is a bio-cleansing therapy, which removes accumulated toxins from the body. Panchakarma dissolves, mobilize and discharge toxins accumulated, which results in a significant improvement in the sinusitis condition.

A typical Ayurvedic treatment procedure starts with-

Consultation with an ayurveda physician. (We at superbeing arranges free consultation over the phone or email with a specialized doctor, provided you have send a detailed description of the disease condition and the concerned medical reports)

The doctor performs thorough diagnosis of your body by analyzing your medical condition, body constitution and the doshas causing the illness. He then prescribes a treatment routine to be followed-

A typical treatment routine includes:

1. No of days required for treatment

2. The therapies to be followed in each stages of treatment

3. Number of total sessions required for each therapy

4. Internal medicines and its timings

5. Diet to be followed during treatment

6. Do’s and Don’ts  to be followed before and after each session

A very effective Panchakarma therapy, which is performed in the treatment of Sinusitis is Nasya.

Nasya: Nasya is a Panchakarma treatment which involves administration of medicines through nostrils. It is applied in case of diseases surrounding the head and neck.

The patient is made to sit or lie down in a comfortable posture. He has to undergo gentle massage over the head, forehead and face followed by mild Swedana, Slightly warm oil is instilled in prescribed dose in each nostril. Gentle massage is performed on the plantar and palmar regions, shoulder and back. The patient is allowed to spit if he feels any discomfort due to oil in the throat. After the completion of procedure, oil on the face is to be wiped off and complete rest is advised to the patient. Gargling with warm water may follow Dhoomapana (inhalation of medicated smoke) though mouth may be given after Nasya. Nasya is normally done for 7-14 days depending on the condition of the disease.

Nasya is very effective in treating headache, ENT disorders, facial paralysis, cataract, cervical spondylitis etc.

Abhyanga: Abhyanga is a part of Panchakarma treatment method which involves application of warm medicated oil over the body with mild pressure. The medicine is rubbed over the body in directions comfortable to the patient. It improves strength and alleviates Vata. Abhyanga is a type of Bahya Snehana which can be performed as therapeutic procedure as well as preventive procedure.

The patient is made to sit on the Abhyanga table with leg extended. The oil is to be heated to optimum temperature and applied over the head, ears and soles of the feet. And then the oil is applied uniformly with mild pressure over the body by two masseurs standing on both sides of the table. Massage is started from scalp, head and moves down to neck, upper back, shoulders, upper arms, forearms, hands and then chest, abdomen, lower back and lower limbs.

Abhyanga should be done in sitting, supine, right lateral and left lateral positions and prone position. At the end of the procedure the oil on the body is wiped off with tissue or towel. The procedure normally takes 30- 40 minutes.

Patient is advised to take complete rest for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Bath can be taken with hot water and soap to remove the oil from the body. Light semisolid digestible diet is advised after the bath.

Talapodichil: Here a herbal paste is applied to the entire head and covered with a plantain leaf. It is beneficial for Headache, Sinusitis, Depression, Migraine etc.

Vamana: Vamana means to induce vomiting; it is a Bio-cleansing measure meant for the elimination of doshas (mainly kapha) accumulated in the upper gastrointestinal tract.

Vamana is conducted in the morning preferable between 7 to 8 A.M. If the patient is on empty stomach, a special type of rice preparation made from 1:6 ratio of rice and water, with ghee may be given before treatment. Then Snehana and Swedana are performed. After these procedures patient is advised to sit comfortably in a chair. The a mixture of milk is given full stomach. Vacha powder with honey is given to lick in between.

Medicines for Vamana should be administered in proper quantity, according to the age, strength, constitution, season etc. Usually Vamana starts with 10-15 minutes after giving the medicine. While the patient starts vomiting, masseur massages back and chest in upward direction. To stimulate the urge for the bouts of vomiting, warm water mixed with some herbs is given repeatedly.


Lepana: In this method medicated powders are made into a paste and is applied as a pack over the affected area.

Shirodhara: "Shiro," means head, and "dhara" is the continuous flow of a liquid. In this process, warm herbal oils, milk or buttermilk, or decoctions are poured in a slow steady stream on your forehead. This treatment is profoundly relaxing, nourishing. 

A steady flow of warm oil onto the forehead will be very effective in the treatment of sinusitis.

Ayurvedic Diet Tips for Sinusitis

Eat freshly cooked, easy to digest food.

Include plenty of vegetables and fruits.

Drink warm water mixed with cinnamon and black pepper couple of times a day.

Add to diet, garlic and ginger.

Avoid cold, heavy, greasy food, cold beverages, chocolate, ice cream etc


Ayurvedic home remedies for Sinusitis

Inhalation of vapor- Boil water. Add a spoon of cloves, some crushed mint leaves and a few drops of eucalyptus oil. Inhale steam for 10-15 mins. Continue this a few times day untill the nose becomes clear.

Take one teaspoon of fresh ginger juice with one teaspoon of honey twice a day.

Boil half teaspoon of mustard seeds in one cup of water. Strain the broth and let cool. Apply 2 drops of this solution into each nostril two times a day.

For heavily clogged sinusitis, squeeze fresh garlic juice and drip 1-3 drops to each nostril. This will give instant relief and clears the nose rapidly.

About Ayurveda

Ayurveda, which means the science of life. (Ayur = Life, Veda = Science). Ayurveda is a traditional System of treatment (medical science) which was developed in India more than 5000 years ago. Ayurvedic treatment which helps to cure most of the diseases. Major treatment methods are massages, Pizhichil, Njavarakizhi, Sirodhara, Vasthi, Sirovasthi, Udvarthanam, Abhyangam, Nasyam, Thalam etc. The main Advantage of taking ayurveda treatment is, its completely natural because herbal medicines are used to treat any disease conditions. Its a natural medical system focused on physical, mental and spiritual growth of human beings and it focus on treating and get rid off the root cause of the disease (Complete cure) rather than suppressing the symptoms.Special Ayurveda packages available in kerala for most of the ailments

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