Hi. I have been suffering from chronic sinusitis for what seems to be my entire life. I pretty much have intense pressure headaches in my face, ears, eyes, head and teeth daily. I've had my septum fixed to no avail and have taken all sorts of antibiotics (over the course of about 7 years). I recently started acupuncture about 2 months ago and felt amazing for the first week or so and then I went back to normal and it's been a bit up and down ever since. The acupuncturist gave me some herbs which I noticed helped, HOWEVER, he seems to just give me whatever he has on hand that week and I'm not sure if there is a better treatment or more consistent approach. For example, he's given me Patchouli combination, Qiang Li Bi Yan, Bi Yan Pian, Pe Min Kan Wan and an herb for allergies that was really generic.
I started researching Herb treatments on my own and have been trying to combine a sinus herb with another to alleviate symptoms other than just the congested nose. I've noticed Bi Yan Pian dries out my nose well and acts as a great antihistamine, but the headaches/pressure in ears and face were still there. I did some research and read that Bi Yan Pian when taken with Xiao Yao Wan may help to reduce headaches. I have been taking them for the last week and definitely notice a difference, but still do not feel 100%. I feel like I'm close, I'm almost there if I could get the headaches/dizziness gone completely.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Do you agree with the Xiao Yao Wan combination with the Bi Yan Pian? Any help is appreciated. Thank you very much.