Because sinusitis can involve both local and systemic aspects, the Cayce approach utilizes a variety of diverse therapies to improve digestion, assimilation, elimination, relaxation, and circulation while encouraging a positive attitude and spiritual focus. Here are some general therapeutic guidelines for persons suffering from sinusitis:
DIET: The Basic Cayce Diet is intended to improve assimilation and elimination. The diet focuses heavily on keeping a proper alkaline/acid balance while avoiding foods which produce toxicity and drain the system. Essentially, the diet consists mainly of fruits and vegetables while avoiding fried foods and refined carbohydrates ("junk food"). Certain food combinations are emphasized.
INTERNAL CLEANSING: Hydrotherapy includes drinking six to eight glasses of pure water daily, using castor oil packs, taking mild steam baths, and obtaining colonic irrigation to cleanse the bowel. Following the diet should also assist with internal cleansing. Mild laxatives may be taken (if needed).
SPINAL MANIPULATION AND MASSAGE: Osteopathic or chiropractic treatment is recommended to relieve any pressures on nerves that may be affecting circulation and other systemic processes, particularly eliminations. If osteopathic or chiropractic treatment is not available, the use of an electric vibrator along the spine may be helpful. Massage may also be helpful in improving circulation and eliminations.
MEDICINE: Atomidine is a medicinal product containing 1% Iodine trichloride. Small doses of Atomidine may be helpful in stimulating and purifying the glandular system, especially the thyroid.. CAUTION: ATOMIDINE CONTAINS Iodine AND SHOULD ONLY BE TAKEN UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A PHYSICIAN.
ELECTROTHERAPY: Regular use of the Radial Appliance may be helpful in improving circulation.
TREATMENT OF ACUTE SYMPTOMS: For treatment of acute sinusitis symptoms, an inhalant containing eucalyptus oil, Turpentine oil, tincture of benzoin, and grain alcohol is recommended. Glyco-Thymoline used as a nasal spray and facial pack may also be helpful for the acute symptoms of sinusitis.
ATTITUDES AND EMOTIONS: The mental and spiritual aspects of healing are frequently discussed in the Cayce readings. Particularly, an attitude of desiring and expecting to be healed is important. A positive mental and emotional attitude and can be created and maintained by focusing on a high purpose (spiritual ideal) for being healed.