Sinus Infection – Wind Cold
Sinus Infections in Chinese Medicine from Wind Cold Invasion
In Chinese Medicine there are two main types of sinus infections. Those from wind heat and those from wind cold. Wind cold can present with a stuffy nose, and clear watery discharge, sneezing, loss of smell and headache. The most important distinction here is the clear watery discharge. If there is thick yellow or green colored discharge it has turned into wind heat, and these herbs are not appropriate. Please watch the video on wind heat. The pattern of wind cold can show up any time but tends to be more prevalent in the winter or spring manifesting as seasonal allergies, sinusitis or rhinitis. In Chinese medicine the treatment protocol here is too, unblock nasal passages, transform congested fluids, and warm the lungs. Chinese herbs can be very helpful in this situation, when looking for a more modern day formula to unblock the nasal passages, transform congested fluids and warm the lungs you will want to look for a formula containing one or more of the herbs to the left.
Best Chinese Herbs for Sinus Infections from Wind Cold
Jing Jie – Helps to expel lingering pathogenic factors and prevent allergies from turning into a cold or triggering an asthma attack. With its ascending property.
Fang Feng – Expels wind heat or wind cold and relives body aches.
Jie Geng – Opens Lung qi clear sinuses and expels phlegm and stops cough.