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DR. TONI BARK

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Chronic Sinus/Respiratory Health Program

Sinus health

Sinus and respiratory problems can be debilitating – especially when they are a chronic problem. Traditional medicine has deemed chronic sinus and respiratory health problems as incurable conditions for which doctors can only provide symptomatic relief. But we believe that the secret to resolving these conditions is in a holistic approach, rather than countless antibiotics and over-the-counter medications. Sinusitis and other chronic respiratory health issues are always caused by inflammation. Our goal is to pinpoint the source of our patients’ inflammation, which is often the underlying cause of sinusitis.

Did you know…

that chronic sinusitis is a condition that affects millions of people around the world on a regular basis? According to the Centers for Disease Control, 28.5 million American adults – approximately 12 percent of the entire adult population – have been diagnosed with sinusitis. It is responsible for 11.7 million ambulatory care visits every year in the U.S. alone.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I suffer from chronic sinusitis or respiratory problems?

The symptoms of chronic sinusitis and respiratory health problems are hard to miss. To be considered chronic, they must be present for at least 8 weeks without relief. However, sinusitis can be considered recurrent when symptoms clear up and return several times per year. Symptoms of chronic or recurrent sinusitis include:
Headaches
Postnasal drip
Congestion
Fever
Fatigue
Dental pain

If I have chronic sinusitis, what can I expect from treatment in your health program?

Our chronic sinusitis and respiratory health program is a process of healing. Based on your symptoms and the frequency of your condition, we may begin by eliminating known trigger foods and increasing your intake of natural foods and supplements known for their anti-inflammatory properties. We may also suggest a detox to eliminate toxins that may have accumulated in your tissues, as well as acupuncture to open the sinuses and alleviate congestion.

Will I need to make lifestyle changes to facilitate healing?

We find that a healthy lifestyle is conducive to a healthy body. We may recommend that you change the way you eat, adopt better sleep habits, and start to exercise on a regular basis. We may also suggest that you take up a daily sinus hygienic regimen, as well as take steps to improve the quality of the air in your home.

Source:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/sinuses.htm