Sinus Infection

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

"Sinus Infection" Issue / Symptom Connections

Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for sinus infection.

It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "sinus infection" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "sinus infection" - i.e. the "cause(s)".

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.

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:

  • View EX Huatuojiaji at C3 (Sides of Spine at C3)

        .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of C3

        C3 innervates the eyes, sinuses, temporal lobe areas and and is used for a range of eye, vision and sinus issues.  In the right circumstances, combines well with Yintang and LI 4. Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Re…
  • View LI 19 (Grain Bone Hole)

        Directly below the lateral margin of the nostril at the level of GV 26

        Sinus congestion. Nasal polyps, sores. Nosebleed (combination with GV 23 and LI 19)  
  • View LI 20 (Welcome Fragrance)

        In the nasolabial groove, level with the midpoint of the lateral border of the ala nasi.

        Loss of smell or taste, nasal discharge, any nose a/or sinus issues, nasal polyps, rhinitis, sinusitis, allergies. Often combined with LI 19 and other local points. Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Sinus issues, often combined with LI 17 and …
  • View UB 7 (Celestial Connection)

        1.5 cun posterior to UB 6 or 4 cun above the AHL and 1.5 cun lateral to the AML.

        Clear wind and resolve the exterior - important point for sinus congestion, sinusitis, rhinitis, nosebleed, nasal polyps. Loss of sense of smell. Headaches and/or dizziness from wind and congestion. Neck pain and stiffness, throat goite…
  • View UB 8 (Declining Connection)

        1.5 cun posterior to UB 7 or 5.5 cun above the AHL and 1.5 cun lateral to the AML.

        Resolve phlegm and clear wind - nasal congestion, blurry vision, dizziness, tinnitus. Calms the shen - a range of psychological conditions including depression, mania, withdrawal from lack of ability of the shen to rise. Useful for remov…
  • View UB 9 (Jade Pillow)

        1.3 cun lateral to GV 17 or 2.5 cun above the PHL, 1.3 cun lateral to the PML in depression level with GV 17.

        Expels wind-cold - nasal congestion, chills and fever, headaches from wind. Occipital headaches and/or neck pain, heavy head. Eye pain and/or redness, blurry vision. Unbalanced temperature/sweating - cold sensation in head with sweats, …

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