Humming helps sinusitis

by Medindia Content Team on  August 2, 2002 at 5:31 PM General Health News
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Humming helps sinusitis
According to researchers in New York, humming could be a natural way of keeping sinusitis at bay in those at danger. Sinusitis affects up to 12 per cent of the US population, often occurring after a cold. It is a grievous condition involving blockage of the area between the nasal cavity and the sinuses, and it oftensreoccurs.
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Researchers in Sweden studied the effect of daily humming on the ventilation of the sinuses in a group of 15 healthy males. The practice led to a speeding up of air exchange between the sinuses and the nasal cavity.Researchers feel that it may be that a daily hum will help those at risk to keep sinusitis at bay, the researchers say.

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