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Do you use Pranayama as a way to reduce stress and anxiety? Many people are unfamiliar with the health benefits of this breathing technique. Pranayama has been used for centuries to improve overall well being. To learn more about Pranayama, take a look below at the questions that have been answered by Experts.

Are there any treatments for tiredness, flu like feeling, mucus production and occasional skin rash?

When mucus drains from the sinus cavity into the throat the cause is usually post nasal drip caused by chronic nasosinusitis. Bacterial and fungal infections are often the cause of this condition and can be determined by an examination. Fiber optic endoscopic examination may be required to search for a nasal obstruction or polyps. Medications are used to treat these symptoms but often only provide temporary relief. However, there are other treatments such as yoga and neti pots that may be more beneficial for long term use. Pranayama is a form of yogic breathing exercises that have been used with good results. Use of Probiotics in the diet will also be beneficial. Acupuncture and homeopathy has also provided relief for many patients.

What can a patient try to regain sense of smell and normal air flow obstructed by nasal polyps?             

Saline irrigation with a neti pot has provided many patients relief when medical and surgical treatments have failed. Many yoga instructors use this method to clear the nasal passages for patients who have nasal obstructions, sinusitis, and polyps. This therapy can take up to six months to gain improved relief. Breathing techniques such as Pranayama will improve upper respiratory obstructions.

Is there anything that can shorten recovery time of post concussion syndrome?

This condition has been known to spontaneously heal. Stress and anxiety can cause a delay in healing time but the following steps may help:

  • relaxation techniques
  • meditation
  • deep breathing exercises/Pranayama
  • group exercises like yoga
  • participation in sports
  • St. John's Wort
  • Valerian root

Are there any homeopathy or natural cures for Polymyositis?

There doesn't appear to be any information regarding homeopathy treating Polymyositis. However, there are techniques to improve the patient's immunity which include, but are not limited to:

  • Omega 3; Fish oil capsule and flaxseed oil capsule.
  • Ginkgo Biloba.
  • Zinc 30 mg.

Yoga, meditation and Pranayama breathing exercises have been known to improve the immune system and aid in recovery of chronic illnesses. Many patients' conditions have resolved or went into remission by using these techniques. 

Are there non-medical treatments for high blood pressure?

There are several basic steps a patient can take to lower their blood pressure such as:

  • weight reduction
  • yoga
  • breathing exercises (Pranayama)
  • stretching exercises and relaxation techniques
  • meditation
  • walking
  • swimming
  • biofeedback

Are there any therapies that will treat head pressure, insomnia, and anxiety?

Many people find success using Valerian root and Melatonin for sleep and these can be found at most health food stores. Lack of sleep will cause pressure in the head and eye dryness. Over the counter Motrin or Aleve will work for any pain. There are steps that can be taken to relieve anxiety and stress such as:

  • yoga
  • Pranayama
  • interpersonal therapy
  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • South Pacific herb kava; this has sedative action as well anxiety reduction property

How can a patient improve the efficiency of the lymph glands to fight a skin allergy?

There are several things that can help boost the immune system including, but not limited to:

  • Omega 3; Fish oil capsule and flaxseed oil capsule.
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Zinc 30 mg.
  • Multivitamin and multi-minerals.
  • Ginseng.
  • Echinacea. 

A consultation with an allergy specialist is always recommended if the problem continues to be an issue. Other ways to improving the immune system include yoga and Pranayama.

With so many side effects being associated with modern medicine, many people search for natural ways of healing. Pranayama is a breathing technique that is gaining in popularity regarding health benefits. While you may be familiar with yoga, you may need more information regarding Pranayama. You can get online assistance from an Expert without leaving the comfort of your home. 

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