The sinuses are air pockets located inside the bones of the skull above the eyebrows, behind the nose, behind the cheekbones and between the eyes.
There are two types of Sinusitis, non-infectious and infectious. Non infectious is caused by irritants or allergies. Infectious Sinusitis is caused by bacterial growth in the sinuses. When the opening to the sinus gets blocked and the mucus inside cannot drain, bacteria flourish and infection sets in. Some common causes of irritation and blockage of the sinuses include cigarette smoke, molds, pollution, auto exhaust, household chemicals, swelling due to a cold or allergies, enlarged adenoids and damage caused from swimming or diving.
Sinusitis is frequently treated with antibiotics, corticosteroid sprays, decongestants and antihistamines. All of these drugs have harmful side-effects. Antibiotics are notoriously indiscriminate in that they destroy valuable, benign bacteria as well as the unwelcome types. In addition, antibiotics can cause nausea and vomiting, diarrhea and irritation of the throat and mouth. Corticosteroids can produce trouble breathing, facial swelling and difficulty swallowing. Decongestants may cause nausea and vomiting, insomnia, trembling and weakness. Antihistamines can lead to drowsiness, blurred vision, ringing in the ears and abdominal pain.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who brought the Transcendental Meditation technique to the world more than 50 years ago, has revived and systematized Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology. The word "Vedic" means pertaining to Veda, the field of Pure Knowledge or Total Knowledge of Natural Law.
For thousands of years, Veda and the Vedic Literature have been held to be the expression of the Total Knowledge of Natural Law. According to tradition, the Vedic sounds contained in Veda are the fundamental vibrations which structure the material universe, including the human body. Through a tender impulse of Vedic vibration, pain can be transformed into a feeling of pleasantness and abnormality can be transformed into normal physiological functioning.