My husband gets recurring sinus infections every 12months or so. While we are working on a long term solution to this we had to find a better short term solution other than antibiotics. I had him try a general Chinese Herb combination and found it works quicker and better than antibiotics! There are several Chinese Herb combinations to use depending on your individual symptoms so it is best to go to your Acupuncturist/Chinese medicine practitioner to get what’s best for you.
The company for the Chinese Herbs I use is Kan Herb Company.
I’ve bought the herbs many times from MomEMineral.com (also on e/bay).
And now I found Healthsuperstore.com to have many of them for even cheaper. Otherwise you have to go to a healthcare provider to get them.
Bi Yan Pian is the one to get for Sinus infections.
Get at least the 2 oz. size (watch out the company is phasing out the 4oz size)
Store in your cupboard.
Shake before every use. Bottle will tell you how many drops to use.
Put in water and drink. You can also put it in tea or juice.
Use three times a day (I’ve found that 2 times isn’t enough for me or the kids).
Many formulas come in pill form too but it takes longer to have the desired effect.
My husband, Todd, has the same reactions as when he takes antibiotics….that is within 24hours – when it ‘hits’ him, he has to go laydown/sleep, then his sinus swells more while his body is fighting the bugs, then 36 -48 hours after he started the herbs he starts to feel better (often he feels normal by then).
Use it until the symptoms are gone and then for another 3-5 days to make sure all the critters are dead and gone.
Let me know your experience with it if you try it 🙂