Avoid Sinus Infection... Naturally
Believe it or not, sinus infection, which affects 37 million Americans each year, is more prevalent today than it was in the pre-antibiotic age!
That's not to say that antibiotics are not’t effective. When sinusitis (the technical name for a sinus infection) occurs, treatment with antibiotics may be essential to kill the infectious bacteria.
Decongestants can help relieve sinusitis symptoms. So can oral or topical steroids (to combat sinus inflammation) and antihistamines, if underlying allergies are involved. Increasingly, however, doctors are realizing that to successfully fight off sinus infection and prevent it from recurring, medication alone isn't enough. You also have to ensure that the mucous membranes lining your nasal and sinus passages are healthy and functioning properly.
Sinusitis occurs when the mucous membranes in your nose and sinuses become irritated by a cold, allergy, pollutants or exposure to dry or cold air. This irritation causes the membranes to become inflamed. When this happens, the motion of the cilia (the tiny hairs that coat the mucous membranes and are responsible for moving mucus over their surfaces) slows down. At the same time, the irritation stimulates your mucous glands to secrete more mucus than usual to dilute the bacteria.
Result: Mucus gets trapped in the sinuses, where it can easily become infected because the swelling meant to dilute the bacteria now blocks the sinus openings, and prevents the body from washing away the bacteria. Symptoms of sinus infection include;
- Facial pressure around the eyes, cheeks and forehead.
- Cold symptoms lasting more than 10 days.
- Thick, green/yellow mucus.
- Postnasal drip, which occurs when excess mucus drips down the back of the throat.
- Pain in the upper molars.
- Fatigue and a flu-like achiness.
A variety of natural treatments are available to help keep your nasal passages clean, healthy, functioning properly and prevent mucus from building in your sinuses.
What is Silver Argyrol?
Silver Argyrol is a mild silver protein that irritates the nasal mucosa and increases the drainage of your sinuses. It works as a strong anti-microbial to kill the bad guys in your nose that lead to your recurrent nasal infections. If you suffer from chronic sinusitis, this is an effective treatment option.
What does Silver Argyrol Treatment involve?
We will dip a long cotton swab in the silver argyrol mild protein and then insert it into your nasal passage. This can be uncomfortable for some patients, so we are careful to only go to your tolerance. Once inserted, we don't move the cotton swab around. You are then instructed to lean forward over a container and let the silver argyrol work. It will do so by increasing the mucus flow in your nasal passages and by killing the bacteria, fungus, and viruses in your nose. We also recommend nutritional supplementation and Nasal Specific Technique for enhanced benefit of this protocol.
How much does it cost?
Your cost will depend on your insurance plan and of course copays and deductables. If your insurance doesn't cover the procedure, or you would like to do self-pay, the charge is $40 per treatment. We usually only need 1-3 treatments to have the desired effect.
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Nasal Specific Technique
About Nasal Specific
Nasal Specific/Bilateral Nasal Specific (BNS) is a controlled approach and technique that works to unwind the body and help it return to a more optimum function by adjusting the cranial plates of the skull and relieving pinned up pressure that affects the nervous system and reestablishes the flow of cerebrospinal fluid to the body and the proper flow of blood to the brain.
Nasal Specific uses finger cots, affixed/tied to a blood pressure bulb (a sphygmomanometer) to deliver an even and effective controlled force of pressure. The finger cot portion of this device is lubricated. The patient breaths out through their nose and the finger cot is inserted into one of the six nasal passages, being three on each side. These nasal passages are stair stacked on top of each other. The finger cot/balloon is first inserted into the lower nasal passageways, one on each sides of the nose. This is done to keep facial, pressure, and symmetrical balance and optimize the benefits of this technique. It is then repeated in the middle passageway’s, then the top passageway. Then this process is repeated in the lower nasal passageway to help complete the full effect of nasal enhancement and no doubt do to the fact that the nasal passageways are stair stacked and widening the upper two nasal pathways indeed may compress the lower nasal passageway somewhat. Therefore, the lower nasal passageways are repeated to completely stimulate and give the full enhancement effect.
When the finger cot/balloon is slid into the nasal passageway the patient is asked to breath out through their nose, this allows access and proper placement of the balloon into the passageway. The balloon is gently tucked in around the outer edges of the nostril with a flat tooth pick to ensure that no outward bulging of the balloon occurs when it is inflated. The nose is lightly compressed around the valve of the pressure bulb, so that no air can escape. The patient then takes a deep breath in and holds it. By taking the breath in it expands the joints/membranes of the cranial plates. While the patient is holding their breath the practitioner quickly and gently inflates the finger cot/balloon with two to four quick hand pumps/squeezes of the pressure bulb. Squeezing the pressure bulb applies air into the finger cot/balloon. As this air pressure becomes greater it pushes on the walls of the nasal passageways, eventually it squeezes its way through to the back of the throat. The practitioner then quickly releases this pressure via the stem on the valve of the pressure bulb. This process takes one to three seconds.
How much does it cost?
Your cost will again depend on your insurance plan. If your insurance doesn't cover the procedure, or you would like to do self-pay, then the charge is $50 per treatment. We usually only need 1-2 treatments to have the desired effect.