Sinus issues may cause sinus discharge, post-nasal drip, headache, hearing problems, ear infection, pressure and pain in the face, and more. Acupuncture has a natural anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect, helping to reduce the inflammation in the sinus cavities and decrease pain levels. Acupuncture may also help move fluid in the body and help with the breakdown of mucus and phlegm while strengthening the immune system.
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