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Here in middle Tennessee, sinus, and allergy issues are commonplace. This article discusses why they are a problem and how we can you manage your sinuses in a safe and natural way.
How the sinuses work: The sinuses are channels around the brain and under the skull that act like one river with many branches. The river is designed to bring nutrients into the area and remove waste and toxins. These rivers of sinuses all meet in the back of the head, called the confluence of sinuses. Then they become channels again to drain behind the second molar in the cheek, through the eyes, out the nose, and down the throat. There are ‘lakes’ or ‘reservoirs’ in the face: in the cheeks and above the eyes – commonly referred to the ‘sinuses’. But they are the end point, the little pond of the overflow. Do you see why if we just treat these little areas for the problem, we are not getting to the cause?! We must work with the body, it is just doing its job to protect us.
What happens when a sinus issue caused by a virus or allergen becomes a problem is that an area of the cranium gets stuck. Based on the above analogy, that is where ‘mosquitos and algae’ would breed causing inflammation and infection and become a breeding ground for bacteria.
Chiropractic adjustments take into account the main area that gets stuck. The first vertebra. C1 – the off switch – the bone surrounding the brain stem. This is a highly mobile bone and if it is not moving well, it will block the sinus channel causing back up into the ears and head. In fact, the ear is not an isolated body part and to have an ear infection, you must have fluid back up. Likewise, if you have no infection but fluid back up, you will get a sharp pain in the ear because the 7th Cranial nerve is being pressurized. Almost like a pinched nerve! This nerve branches into the alveolar nerves which run above the gums in the sinus channels of the mouth. You can often be fooled that you have a cavity.
We certainly can’t un-pollinate the Earth, nor would we want to. But another reason your sinuses may be ‘worsening’ is that your liver is overtaxed. A good gentle liver cleanse can do wonders for the body’s ability to clear the sinuses.
Sinus drugs: Antihistamines are against the immune histamine response, so they dry up certain areas of the body. The antibodies are still working but the drug covers up all the nasty symptoms. One negative side effect is that your nose and face are dried up but your brain is still pumping out sinus fluid to protect itself – causing a nasty headache. Again, this is why correction of the sinus channel flow is important through chiropractic adjustments.
Craniopathy: Please see the craniopathy page under ‘How We Do’. Moving the sphenoid bone (the key bone of the brain) which is behind the eyes, releases this sinus channel causing drainage. When I moved to Tennessee because of the high pollen count trapped in this little valley we call home, I learned craniopathy and it is now a key aspect of my practice. Likewise, my husband performs sphenoid and C1 adjustments with his care.
The difference for your life is: What do you do with this What is the Quality of Life that you want to have? Who is on Team You? At BE Well Chiropractic, we work with the three causes of stress and pain in the body” Physical, Mental, Emotional. Is the cause of all your stress and pain still there It is about getting the spine in line and also being your health coach to live a better Quality of Life: Call Be Well Chiropractic Franklin TN: (615) 967-7585. Dr. Janelle Farris is here to help get you out of pain and improve your quality of life.
REVIEWS FROM PATIENTS
“(My experience) has been amazing and I have formed a wonderful relationship with both doctors. They continue to research how to show me more exercises and treatment plans to help strengthen my body.”
“My body has adjusted better as time has gone by and feels very flexible and strong doing long days at work.”
“I’ve gotten a lot better and have learned how to take care of my own body with stretches and exercises Dr. Janelle has given me specifically for my body type.”
“I would recommend not just seeing a chiropractor, but seeing Dr. Janelle. She’s knowledgeable and thorough and will give you the best plan to bring you into a healthier lifestyle”
“I loaded up on Tylenol and other pain medications and tried getting frequent massages, which only provided temporary relief. I was always in pain and stiff.”
“I absolutely love this office and staff. Dr. Greg gave me a great program of treatments and exercises (and) I started to feel relief after the very first session.”
“Chiropractic should be in one’s priority list, just as taking vitamins and eating healthy. A must try, as you may not know how much better you can feel. Depending on the issue, I strongly feel chiropractic care is important to feeling healthy and staying active.”
“I was kind of scared of the adjustments but I figured chiropractic care was the only medical care that could “fix” the problem. Dr. Hutti was very kind and good about explaining what was going on in a clear way that was easy to understand for an average person with no medical background.”
“(Dr. Hutti) recommended continued adjustments to re-align the vertebrae, daily exercises to keep movement and to strengthen my muscles, to hold vertebrae in the correct position.”
“I am so thankful for their knowledge and help!”
Anna starting coming to Be Well Chiropractic with lung complications due to cystic fibrosis. She was having middle back pain mainly due to coughing. She has “always been a huge fan of chiropractic care when it comes to keeping (her) immune system at its strongest.”
“Dr. Janelle has been a huge factor and partner in my health. When your body is aligned right it can heal itself so much easier. I think chiropractic care is crucial to my health and quality of life.”
Since seeing Dr. Janelle her “breathing has become much easier and more free.”
“I am better now than when I first came. I continue to get/feel better with every visit. I am learning things that I believe will allow me to stay healthy for a very long time.”
“I find that going to Dr. Greg was very helpful. I tried everything else (and) nothing seemed to help. My headaches are gone. I would recommend trying Dr. Greg. It does work.”
Her first impression of chiropractic, this office, and the doctor was that “Dr. Janelle has a holistic approach that will have long-term benefits.” She was “very impressed with her knowledge and her approach.”
Since seeing Dr. Janelle, Lauren has gained back her range of motion in her neck and back. The numbness in her leg has gone away, the pain in her rib has lessened, and she no longer has headaches.
“I would recommend improving your lifestyle habits such as diet, physical activity, and chiropractic care.”
“I feel that this is a life-changing practice and that (chiropractic) is necessary for a healthy life.”
“(I) feel so much better and the pain is practically gone.”