Sinusitis: Inflammation of the membrane lining the facial sinuses caused by infection, usually spread from the nose. The maxillary and the ethmoid sinuses are most commonly affected. Sinusitis may cause a feeling of fullness in the affected area, fever, a stuffy nose, and a loss of the sense of smell. A common complication is the formation of pus in the affected sinuses, causing pain and nasal discharge.
Rhinitis: Inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nose, which may cause stuffiness, nasal discharge, and sneezing. The most common causes are the common cold, which leads to viral rhinitis, and allergy, which causes allergic rhinitis. Inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nose due to allergy to pollen, dust, or other airborne substanes. Also called hay fever, it causes sneezing, a runny nose, nasal congestion, and itchy, watering eyes.
The patient who is 28-year-old male had suffered from rhinitis for 7 years. He just had blocked nose and always breathed by mouth without another symptems such as running nose, headache, itching in the nose. It was worse when winter was coming, and when he went to bed. His skin is dry, sometimes had itching and rash. He had tried different treatment for this problem. They didn't work. Then he visited Dr Jane Zhang at the clinic in Dublin on January 5 in 2007, and received acupuncture treatment. After one session acupuncture, he can breathe by nose. After 6 sessions acupuncture, His nose had not been blocked at all.
The patient who is 40-year-old male have suffered hay fever on April to September of every year since he was 12 years old. The symptems were blocked nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, watering eyes, tightness of forehead. when he took antihistamine tablets, these symptems can be relieved, but always recurred. He have got one session acupuncture before. He felt good . He wanted to get acupuncture treatment again, so he visited Dr Jane Zhang at the clinic in St stephen Green Shopping Centre in Dublin on April 24 in 2007. He received 10 sessions acupunture. After four sessions, the symptems have gone away. Afterwards two months with acupuncture, the symptems didn't come back.