Acupuncture for Sinus Problems

Can Acupuncture Help with Sinus Problems?

October 24, 2022

We’ve all been there – that endless cycle of congestion, pressure and pain that just won’t give. If you’re looking for some relief from your sinus problems, acupuncture may be worth a try. Keep reading to learn more about how this centuries-old treatment can help reduce your sinus pain and get you back to feeling like yourself again.


Acupuncture and sinusitis treatment – how acupuncture works

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been used to treat a variety of conditions for over 2000 years. The practice involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to encourage a healing response.

Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective treatment for a variety of conditions, including pain relief, anxiety, nausea and migraines. While more research needs to be done to understand exactly how acupuncture works, many believe that the placement of needles in certain points helps to release chemicals in the brain that block pain signals or promote relaxation.


What are the benefits of acupuncture in relation to sinus problems?

If you’re dealing with sinus pain, regular acupuncture treatments may help to improve your symptoms. One study* found that acupuncture was an effective treatment for chronic sinusitis, providing both short- and long-term relief from symptoms like congestion, facial pain and pressure.

Another study** found that a combination of acupuncture and traditional medical treatments was more effective in relieving sinus symptoms than traditional medical treatments alone. Acupuncture may also help to prevent future sinus problems by strengthening the immune system and reducing inflammation.


Acupuncture for sinus problems – what’s the takeaway?

If you’re dealing with sinus pain, regular acupuncture treatments may help improve your symptoms by reducing congestion, inflammation and facial pain. While results may vary from patient to patient, we recommend booking an appointment for tailored acupuncture treatment at our state-of-the-art clinic in Essendon.

Our friendly team of qualified and experienced acupuncturists will provide personalised services with the goal of alleviating the symptoms of your sinusitis. You can also visit our clinic for natural and holistic osteopathy, myotherapy, massage therapy, nutritional medicine advice and more.



* Pfab F, Schalock PC, Napadow V, Athanasiadis GI, Huss-Marp J, Ring J. Acupuncture for allergic disease therapy–the current state of evidence. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2014 Jul;10(7):831-41. doi: 10.1586/1744666X.2014.924855. Epub 2014 May 31. PMID: 24881629.

** Taw MB, Reddy WD, Omole FS, Seidman MD. Acupuncture and allergic rhinitis. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jun;23(3):216-20. doi: 10.1097/MOO.0000000000000161. PMID: 25943957.

Robert Gentile

B.C.M (Hons), C.Clin.Prac (China), C.Toyohari. Registered Acupuncturist and Herbalist. Integrative Natural Medicine Practitioner.

Robert is a passionate and warm practitioner who has an extensive knowledge of integrative and functional natural medicine. He is down to earth and has an interest in organic foods, gardening and sustainable living. With over a decade of experience, he is renowned for being very thorough by both fellow practitioners and patients alike.