Sinusitis is a condition wherein, the sinuses in the body get blocked with mucus and this results in inflammation. It is commonly known as Sinus while in Ayurveda, it is known as Pinas.
Sinusitis is not restricted to any specific age group, however, asthma patients have more chances to suffer from cold and other throat infections.
According to Ayurveda, impaired kapha or water accumulates in the sinuses, which blocks the flow of air or vata. Impaired pitta or fire is the cause of swelling and irritation of the sinus region. Ama or the sticky waste substance produced by digestion also increases in the body.
The other causes are :
- Exposure to cold, esp Dry Cold weather.
- Dusty weather or polluted Air.
- Stress may also contribute.
- Irregularity in sleep
Nasyam is one the treatment for Sinus, Nasyam is one of the Panchkarma Treatment, which is used to insert the medication in the nostrils. Administration of drugs by the route of nasal cavity is termed as Nasya, Nāvana, Nasya karma.
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