I was about to register to have a sinus operation when my wife suggested I try Dr Ashburner. I had received treatment from him a couple of years ago for poor posture. I have had 3 appointments with Dr Ashburner over the past few weeks and already after the first treatment I could feel that my sinuses were draining. Osteopathy is medicine free and it really feels like you and your body are fighting the problems you have, as opposed to medicine ‘doing it for you’.
After suffering from chronic sinusitis for 5 years. Trying various remedies including a sinus wash out and Acupuncture neither of which have helped I was feeling incredibly despondent. Dr Guy Ashburner Osteopath was recommended by a friend who also suffered from sinus related issues. I’ve been to him 4 times now and my symptoms are greatly improved. He uses stretching and massage to alter my posture which is allowing my sinuses to drain more effectively.
How to stay healthy during the chilly months. Winter wellness toolkit. Feeling under the weather and don’t know what to do? Whether you go the natural route or opt for a medical solution, this toolkit will give you all you need to know to survive colds, and flu this winter. What’s the difference between colds and flu? Pharmacist Yogin Pillay and GP Yesheen Singh of Healthnation.co.za, dig into the nitty gritty about colds and flu.
“Normal physiological movement between the bones of the face and skull is important in maintaining drainage of the sinuses, and permitting the free passage of air through the nose.” Sinuses are cavities within the bones of the face. These cavities humidify the air before it enters the lungs. They are also lined with a membrane that produces mucus to trap bacteria which the body then removes from the sinuses by swallowing it or pushing it out the nasal cavity.
Osteopathy Treats Sinus Problems and Mouth Breathing - Sinuses are air hollow spaces inside the bones of the skull which permit drainage of mucous via intricate movement of the skull bones. When the movement of these bones becomes restricted, due to birth compression or an accident to the front of the head, a build up of mucous within the sinuses may develop. These children tend to have a persistently blocked-up or runny nose.
Common Causes of Headache Headache originating from the neck is the most common type of headache. Other varied causes are eyestrain, sinus disease, neck injury (eg. Whiplash), tension headache from stress, poor posture, etc, migraines, jaw misalignment (eg. Following dental work). There are other more serious causes such as infection, haemorrhage and brain tumour. Osteopaths, as primary health care practitioners, are trained to differentiate between headaches with common causes and those due to serious pathology.