Sinus Infections & Laser Therapy
Sinus infections are inflammation based. Sinusitis is when inflammation is chronic and the body is unable to overcome it. Sinusitis or also called Sinus infections may be acute (coming on suddenly) or chronic (long lasting & nothing seems to fix it).
There are sinus cavities above the eye brows, behind of the nose and under the cheekbones. When the mucus membranes within the sinuses become inflamed, mucus is generated. Sometimes even air is trapped which puts pressure on the walls of the sinus cavities, making our face hurt, causing difficulty in breathing thru the nose – this is called sinusitis.
Studies have shown that 37 million people per year in the US are affected with sinusitis at one time or another involving all age brackets.
So what can be done about this? Is there a natural safe treatment option?
Some people immediately run to a doctor wanting antibiotics which may not help since not all sinusitis is due to bacteria.
Laser therapy has been proven effective in enabling the body to overcome inflammation.
Many of our patients find that when they use Laser Therapy to treat their sinus infections they experience two things:
First – patients notice a significant difference after 1 treatment, (breathing easier and sinus drainage)
Second – they are less likely to get recurring infections, as is often the case when taking antibiotics.
Laser therapy is a safe, painless, non-invasive, and effective therapy to reduce pain and swelling allowing the body to restore damaged tissue. Laser therapy uses red and infrared light for the relief of pain, to accelerate the healing and decrease inflammation. When the light source is placed against the skin, the photons penetrate several centimeters and get absorbed by the mitochondria, the energy producing part of the cell. This energy fuels many positive physiological responses resulting in the restoration of normal cell function. Laser therapy offers our bodies the opportunity to heal with no side effects and no long term damage.
Long Term/Cumulative Effects of Laser Therapy:
Improved resistance to infections
The immune response is stimulated
Reduction in swelling
Lymphatic drainage is improved
The body’s natural healing process are enhanced