Sinus infections got you down?

Approximately 31 million Americans (that’s almost one out of ten) are diagnosed with a sinus infection each year.  21% of the antibiotic prescriptions in the United States are given for sinusitis. Even though 21% of the antibiotics are for sinus infections, only around 2% of the sinus infections are actually caused by bacteria.  And of those taking antibiotics, about 25% have side effects such as gastrointestinal problems, skin rashes, and headaches

Sinus infections almost always start as a viral infection then turn into a FUNGAL infection. At the Mayo clinic, they found when they cultured the sinus cavity of individuals with sinusitis/chronic sinus infections, 96% had chronic fungal infection, not a bacterial infection.

Here are several natural helpers I use for sinus problems
1.  Neti Pot – used for sinus saline irrigation.  I swear by this method and even take my Neti Pot whenever I travel.  Just add a little salt to room temperature or slightly warm water. Tilt your head so your ear is facing the sink and irrigate your sinus.  This can be very healing to get the debris out of the sinus and the salt may kill any bacteria.  I also use 2 drops of Neti-Wash Plus containing Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Menthol, Grapeseed Extract and other ingredients that cleanse and soothe the sinuses.  And for effectiveness, please watch a YouTube demonstration on the use of a Neti Pot to be sure you are using it correctly!!!!

2. Young Living Essential Oils – I topically apply (on the soles of my feet) Melrose, Oregano, Thyme, Mountain Savory, Melaleuca Ericifolia and/or Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) for fungal infections.  Young Living produces Therapeutic Grade  Essential Oils which means these oils have all the chemical constituents needed to get at the fungus.  To learn more about all the oils they offer, I highly suggest the Essential Oils Desk Reference for further oils knowledge.

3. Receive a Lung Raindrop Technique applications on your spine.  The Young Living oils used during a session are Oregano, Thyme, Ravensara, Eucalyptus Radiata, Myrtle, Raven and Melrose (all highly anti-fungal).  It has been noted that pathogenic microorganisms have a tendency to hibernate along the spinal cord and in the lymphatic system.  This technique may help to drive the dormant fungi out of the spinal fluid. To schedule a Raindrop Technique call 858-481-6868 or go to my link page on

Sinus Data from Health Concerns Professional, Vol. 17, No.1

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