Sinus Infection

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Sinus Infection Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential clinical approaches for sinus infection. It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine (and most related systems), treatment for "sinus infection" is rarely designed with the resulting "sinus infection" exclusively in mind.

For non-practitioners, we recommend reading treating the "cause" and not the "symptoms" for more on the overall approach and the importance of the TCM diagnostic system in formulating treatment approaches.

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Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific condition or diagnostic pattern. While this would rarely, if ever, dictate the entire composition of a treatment, the following points should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • EX Huatuojiaji at C3 (Sides of Spine at C3)
    .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes…
    C3 innervates the eyes, sinuses, temporal lobe areas and an…
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  • LI 19 (Grain Bone Hole)
    Directly below the lateral margin of the nostril at the lev…
    Sinus congestion. Nasal polyps, sores. Nosebleed (combina…
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  • LI 20 (Welcome Fragrance)
    In the nasolabial groove, level with the midpoint of the la…
    Loss of smell or taste, nasal discharge, any nose a/or sinu…
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  • UB 7 (Celestial Connection)
    1.5 cun posterior to UB 6 or 4 cun above the AHL and 1.5 cu…
    Clear wind and resolve the exterior - important point for s…
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  • UB 8 (Declining Connection)
    1.5 cun posterior to UB 7 or 5.5 cun above the AHL and 1.5 …
    Resolve phlegm and clear wind - nasal congestion, blurry vi…
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  • UB 9 (Jade Pillow)
    1.3 cun lateral to GV 17 or 2.5 cun above the PHL, 1.3 cun …
    Expels wind-cold - nasal congestion, chills and fever, head…
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