Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with or without nasal polyps is a common inflammatory disease of the nose and paranasal sinuses that has a significant impact on patients’ quality of life. Nasal blockage, facial pain, headaches, nasal discharge and loss of smell are the main symptoms that trouble these patients.
Treating CRS and its symptoms can sometimes be disappointing and tiresome, so many patients search for alternative medical approaches to relieve their symptoms. EYiasis medical centre provides effective results with a combination of holistic treatments in order to manage chronic rhinosinusitis and the bothersome symptoms.
Acupuncture is an ancient and very effective treatment for ailments of the nasal passages and sinuses. Immediate relief occurs, after a few acupuncture sessions, such as reduction of nasal congestion and pain relief or pressure in the sinuses. Acupuncture has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects on the body, helping to reduce the inflammation in the sinus cavities and decrease pain levels. Acupuncture also naturally helps with the movement of fluids inside the body, and can assist in the breakdown of congested mucous (1).
EY-LLLT treatment for Nasal Polyps
Adjuvant Low level laser therapy (EY-LLLT) is also implemented in the holistic therapeutic protocol, as EY-LLLT has important therapeutic effects such as biostimulation, anti-inflammatory, anti bacterial and analgetic effecst. Applying EY-LLLT decreases and eventually eliminates nasal inflammation and nasal congestion (2,3,4). Review studies have shown that anti inflammatory effects of low-level lasers are the same as anti inflammatory effects of non-steroidal ant-inflammatory drugs NSAIDs (2). In cases of blockage due to nasal polyps in EY-LLLT causes shrinkage and disappearance of polyps thus improving nasal breathing.
Psychological symptoms also improve significantly as does sense of taste, smell and nasal congestion.
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