Ouch! If you have ever had a sinus headache, you know the unbearable pain. The pounding, the pressure and it tends to localize directly over the eyes and the front of the head where the sinuses are located.
A good twenty percent (20%) of Americans suffer from sinus headaches on a regular basis.
Allopathic treatments for those headaches range from antibiotics in the event of a full blown sinus infection, surgical procedure for extreme cases, prescription medications that carry side effects ranging from drowsiness to nausea/sickness. But, we do have excellent medications / solutions through natural remedies.
Among the more common ways that sinus headaches are caused is when a person has a mild sinus infection and they blow their nose too hard.
The hard blowing spreads the infection throughout the nose and ears and makes it worse. One secret for outsmarting sinus headaches is to keep the cilia in your nasal cavity working at optimum levels.
The cilia sweep debris to the back of the throat where it is swallowed and discarded through the stomach.
A very effective system when it is in top working order.
However, a huge quantity of mucous, smoking and age can render cilia unable to do an efficient job. A home remedy that many people use to clean their cilia is nasal irrigation with a homemade saline solution and distilled water.
There are commercial mixtures you will be able to purchase but one that you make yourself will have zero preservatives.
The basic mixture is using half a teaspoonful of common salt or sea salt as you prefer, one-half teaspoon of baking soda – this acts as a buffer in case your water is hard or acidic, one teaspoonful of white Karo syrup and mix all of this together in one pint of warm water.
Use either a nasal pot (it appears like a long spouted tea pot) or a large bulb syringe. Stand over your sink and hang your head forward as though the water is going to run out your mouth.
Place the tip of the pot or syringe in your nose and gently pour the substances in the pot or squeeze the syringe and let the contents pass through your nose and out your mouth.
If you feel the urge to swallow, wait till you let your mouth clear. Perform one side at a time and you will be able to feel immense relief in the pressure and pain you have been experiencing.
Practice this whenever you experience a sinus headache is approaching and you will realize that this is a natural, pain free way to make your sinus headaches a thing of the past!