Sinuitis patients have suffered chronic breathing difficulties and congestion for centuries. While practitioners insist there is no permanent cure, even after surgery, innovative wellness technology has somwhat proved otherwise. Steam baths have been in use since early civilisation by Turks and Romans while the dry sauna originated from Scandinavia.
Nasal ployps and a deviated nasal septum can cause serious breathing obstruction and congestion in the nasal passage. The nasal passage is lined with mucous membranes along with countless blood vessels. When these blood vessels expand, they cause the mucous membranes to swell. This swelling inside the sinus cavities causes a multiple of chronic effects. The patient finds it very hard to breathe, especially at night, the nose develops a constant drip and the sense of smell slowly diminishes. Nasal ployps are a pearly gray growth caused from damaged mucus membranes. These symptons may not be due to allergys, and while your doctor may prolong the agony with allergy treatment, causing more harm than good, the end result is never a cure. After much debate, sinus surgery becomes the ultimate diagnose. The surgery is not an assurance for cure either, infact it is not a cure at all. Nasal ployps often grow back and have to be removed again and again, leaving the patient in constant limbo and financially drained. While antibodies, nasal rinse, saline, facial steam inhalations are often prescribed by doctors, none of these options provide long term or permanent cure.
Raising the body temperature, kills bacteria fungi, parasites and viruses. Our immune systen is always active, but a fever causes the immune system to kick into high gear, heating the body by several degrees more.. This increased heat greatly improves body circulation while maintaining a normal temperature. According to an old proverb, the steam sauna was classified as ‘the hospital of the poor’, and ‘the medicine of Finland’. Thankfully, steam baths as therapy, have been restored by wellness program gurus around the world.
Dry heat therapy stimulates the metabolism and induces significant perspiration. In a dry sauna, the temperature is much lower than in the steam room, but it exerts as much vigor as a good sleep or rest would. The steam room, on the other hand dislodges toxins, especially from hard to reach places like bones and sinuses and increases the body’s production of disease fighting allies such as antibodies and white blood cells. Fever is one of the body’s most powerful defenses for fighting disease. By raising the body’s temperature in a sauna, it destroys invading organisms and sweats out as many impurities as it can out of the system. The father of medicine, Hippocrates once said, ‘Give me a fever, and I shall cure away disease.” Hippocrates was himself, an ardent believer in the use of steam bathing as a therapy, and a combination of steam and dry sauna does exactly just that. Hyperthermia deliberately creates a fever in a patient so it can utilize it’s natural healing response in the process. Steam bathing is perhaps the most effective method to induce this state of hyperthemia.
Sinus infection can range from mild to severe. With early sauna treatment, the chances for a cure is possible. When practiced daily or as many times a week as possible, it will break up the mucous associated with bronchial tube constriction, improving breathing and increasing oxygenation of the blood.
The information contained in this article is for educational purposes. It is not intended to diagnose or cure any disease concerns without the advice of a certified practitioner.