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You may have a sinus infection if your head hurts, your nose is runny or congested, you have a sore throat, a cough, and you feel pressure around your eyes, nose, cheeks, or forehead. It can be difficult to live with sinus or sinusitis for certain people who suffer from it all-year long, especially during the monsoon or winter season. It might potentially result in brain fever in serious cases. It’s best to raise your guard by knowing how to get rid of sinus infections.
Sinus can be treated with medication, there are several home remedies that can help to reduce symptoms and hasten healing. Additionally, an expert advises you to try yoga to treat your sinus infection.
Health Shots got in touch with Himalayan Siddha Akshar, Founder, Akshar Yoga Research and Development Centre, who listed down 5 yoga poses along with their importance in keeping sinus problems away.
Akshar says, “A common ailment that affects most people during the monsoon is sinus and its related issues. This is due to the damp air, cold weather, and chill breeze. Monsoon, among all other seasons, can especially trigger your sinuses, causing the sinus cavities to become inflamed.”
This happens commonly due to things such as allergic reactions, infections, any abnormal growth in the sinuses (nasal polyps), or swelling of the lining of your sinuses.
Some of the symptoms that one may experience include:
* Congestion leading to difficulty in breathing through the nose.
* Sinusitis also leads to nasal obstruction
* Pain and swelling around the eyes, cheeks, nose, or forehead.
* It can also cause you to have a cough, headaches, fever and sore throat.
Here’s how yoga can help to treat sinus
There are certain yoga asanas that can ease breathing issues that are caused by sinusitis. These following poses enable the opening of the air passages of the nose. Practice these yoga techniques to get relief from sinusitis. Repeat this sequence for 3 sets, holding each pose for 30 seconds each.
While painkillers and antibiotics can also be taken as prescribed by your doctor if the problem is severe, you can also start practicing yoga and get relief from sinusitis. These yoga poses should be done slowly with awareness of breath and alignment. Yoga helps to boost the WBC count (white blood cell) production, increases blood circulation, and releases endorphins.
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