Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Research Article Volume 2 Issue 9

Can We Treat Nasal Congestion in Patients with Deviated Septum Without Performing Surgery?

Huang Wei Ling*

MD Infectious Disease, General Practice, Nutrition, Acupuncture and Pain Management Specialist, Medical Acupuncture and Pain Management Clinic, Franca, São Paulo, Brazil

*Corresponding Author: Huang Wei Ling, MD Infectious Disease, General Practice, Nutrition, Acupuncture and Pain Management Specialist, Medical Acupuncture and Pain Management Clinic, Franca, São Paulo, Brazil.

Received: September 21, 2020; Published: September 30, 2020

×

Abstract

Introduction: The nasal septum is made up of cartilage and bone. This bone can be off center, slightly deviated, and this condition is entitled deviated septum. Traditional Chinese medicine attributes the symptoms associated in Western medicine with nasal deviation to the external pathogens influence. According to them, problems in breathing related to the nose could be associated to invasion of Cold and Wind on the patient’s body.

Purpose: This research aims to demonstrate that it is possible to treat nasal congestion in patients with deviated septum without the necessity of surgery.

Case Report: A case report of a 50-year-old male patient, in his first appointment he complained of nasal congestion in his left nasal passage especially on cold days, and he said that he was indicated for correction of his nasal septum deviation. He began his treatment with Chinese dietary counseling, auricular acupuncture and systemic acupuncture twice a week, and started to show improvement from the beginning of his treatment. The doctor orientated the patient to avoid drinking cold water, walking barefoot, sleeping undressed, being recommended to use at least one t-shirt for sleeping to cover the thorax.

Results: His treatment began in the winter, and he noticed that his nasal congestion rapidly disappeared and he never experienced the symptoms anymore, which was very different from previous years when during the winter he was severely congested especially on the left side. He is still being treated to maintain his nasal passages clear.

Conclusion: The use of acupuncture and Chinese dietary counseling, as well as awareness regarding the invasion of external pathogenic factors, could be an important option in patients with nasal congestion and deviated septum. The nasal congestion was due to invasion of Cold and Wind, according to traditional Chinese medicine.

Keywords: Nasal Congestion; Deviated Septum; Surgery

×

References

  1. Teixeira J., et al. “Nasal Septal Deviations: A Systematic Review of Classification Systems”. Hindawi (2016): 7089123.
  2. Scadding G. “Rhinitis and Sinusitis”. Elsevier Public Health Emergency Collection (2009): 409-423.
  3. Harugop A., et al. “Prevalence of Nasal Septal Deviation in New-borns and Its Precipitating Factors: A Cross-Sectional Study”. Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck 3 (2011): 248-251.
  4. Dąbrowska-Bień J., et al. “Complications in septoplasty based on a large group of 5639 patients”. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology 7 (2018): 1789-1794.
  5. Scheithauer M. “Surgery of the turbinates and “empty nose” syndrome”. GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (2011).
  6. Dashtdar M., et al. “The Concept of Wind in Traditional Chinese Medicine”. The Journal of Pharmacopuncture 4 (2016): 293-302.
  7. Huang Wei Ling. “Why do Patients Still Catch Hospital Infections Despite the Practice of Infection Prevention and Control Programs?”. Acta Scientific Microbiology4 (2018): 34-43.
  8. Craik E. “The 'Hippocratic' Corpus”. Routledge; 1st Edition (2014).
  9. Huang W L. “What is the Cause of Language Impairment in Traditional Chinese Medicine and how can we treat it?” Journal of Clinical Case Reports and Trials 2 (2019): 2.
  10. Ling HW. “Is it Possible to Treat Community-Acquired and Nosocomial Infections with the Same Method, Without the Use of Antibiotics?” Journal of Applied Microbiological Research 2 (2019): 01-13.
  11. Huang Wei Ling. “How Do You Treat Back Pain in Your Practice? Part. 2”. Medical Acupuncture1 (2018): 46-53.
  12. Huang Wei Ling. “Constitutional Homeopathy of the Five Elements based on Traditional Chinese Medicine”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (2020).
  13. Huang Wei Ling. “The Importance of Treating Energy Imbalances and Chakras Energy Deficiencies in Patients with Chronic Urticaria Reactions”. Journal of Allergy Drugs and Clinical Immunology (ADCI) (2019).
  14. Chien T., et al. “The Correlation of Traditional Chinese Medicine Deficiency Syndromes, Cancer Related Fatigue, and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Patients”. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine 3 (2012): 204-210.
  15. Hsu D. “Acupuncture. A review”. Regional Anesthesia 4 (1996): 361-370.
  16. Mayer D. “Acupuncture: an evidence-based review of the clinical literature”. The Annual Review of Medicine (2000): 49-63.
  17. Zhang C., et al. “Sham Control Methods Used in Ear-Acupuncture/Ear-Acupressure Randomized Controlled Trials: A Systematic Review”. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 3 (2014): 147-161.
  18. Gori L and Firenzuoli F. “Ear Acupuncture in European Traditional Medicine”. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 1 (2007): 13-16.
  19. Ying-Ying Huang. “Biphasic Dose Response in Low Level Light Therapy”. Dose Responsev4 (2009): 602-618.
  20. Mastrangelo D. “Hormesis, epitaxy, the structure of liquid water, and the science of homeopathy” (2007).
×

Citation

Citation: Huang Wei Ling. “Can We Treat Nasal Congestion in Patients with Deviated Septum Without Performing Surgery?". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 2.10 (2020): 47-54.




Metrics

Acceptance rate34%
Acceptance to publication20-30 days

Indexed In








News and Events


  • Certification for Review
    Acta Scientific certifies the Editors/reviewers for their review done towards the assigned articles of the respective journals.
  • Submission Timeline for Upcoming Issue
    The last date for submission of articles for regular Issues is September 30, 2021.
  • Publication Certificate
    Authors will be issued a "Publication Certificate" as a mark of appreciation for publishing their work.
  • Best Article of the Issue
    The Editors will elect one Best Article after each issue release. The authors of this article will be provided with a certificate of “Best Article of the Issue”.
  • Welcoming Article Submission
    Acta Scientific delightfully welcomes active researchers for submission of articles towards the upcoming issue of respective journals.
  • Contact US