If you’ve never had the trouble of dealing with a sinus infection, also known as sinusitis, then good for you (and please share your secret). For the rest of us, sinus infection is a frustrating and painful issue which makes us hate our lives at least once a year.
The condition is caused by a swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses, which then blocks them and eventually causes an accumulation of fluid. Naturally, this fluid quickly becomes susceptible to germs and the end result is an infection. The main symptoms of sinusitis include facial pain or pressure, headaches, runny nose, congestion and loss of smell, or in the worst case scenario – fever, fatigue and dental pain. However, the main problem with sinus infection is that the viruses responsible for it tend to stay inside the organism long after the lungs are cleared.
There are many ways to treat a sinus infection and most of them include taking certain medications that are supposed to improve the drainage of mucus and reduce the swelling with the goal of relieving the pain and clearing up the infection. However, more often than not, these popular treatments prove to be ineffective in the long run and most people experience a return of symptoms. If you’re one of them, don’t worry because we happen to have some great news for you that will put an end to all of your sinus troubles. Believe it or not, there exists a very simple and surprisingly efficient method to get rid of sinusitis once and for all and we’re about to share it with you!
How to cure sinus infection
The method basically involves pushing your tongue against the roof of your mouth and placing one of your thumbs in between your eyebrows and pressuring the area for 20 seconds. This simple action will result with immediate sinus drainage which will empty your sinuses and relieve the pain and pressure. How does it work? By allowing your Vomer bone (a thin, flat bone that forms the separation between the nasal passages) to move back and forth, thereby enabling an efficient drainage.
But there’s another simple trick you can use for even better results and it involves apple cider vinegar, which is perhaps the only ingredient that deserves its cure-all status in the health community. Its miraculous health benefits include aiding weight loss, lowering blood sugar levels, improving the immune system’s response and alleviating symptoms of diabetes. But one of the most valued properties of apple cider vinegar ever since the beginnings of civilization it’s potent ability to kill pathogens and bacteria, which is why it has been traditionally used for disinfection and treating fungus and infections for many centuries. Apple cider vinegar is abundant with antioxidants, fiber and crucial vitamins and minerals, all of which have power health benefits for every body system.
Here’s how to clear sinus infection with the help of apple cider vinegar:
Prepare ½ cup of water, ¼ cup of unfiltered apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon of raw honey, 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper and one juiced lemon.
First boil the water, the pour it in a glass and add the vinegar. Mix in the honey and pepper and stir well. Then throw in the lemon juice and consume the mixture. Continue the process until you feel adequate symptom relief. As simple as that! Good luck!
This article was originally published on healthyfoodhouse