Few months ago I realized that I kept on sneezing hard whenever I took the morning shower. Accompanying that sneezing would be plenty of mucus which I can’t help but to blow my nose to clear them off. And with excessive and continuous nose blowing, it somehow affected my inner right ear.
Upon visiting the doctor and after taking some anti-histamine and antibiotics for my ear, I’ve stopped sneezing during the morning shower. The mucus too has reduced so much that I need not blow my nose that often anymore.
That made me think I may have sinusitis.
Last night when I was wandering around to look for a new casual shoe (for the first time in my life, my shoe was stolen from the mosque), I went to see a traditional Chinese medical practitioner we here call tabib.
From the advertisement outside the door, this tabib claims he can help with sinusitis problems.
So I went to see him, sat down and started to tell him about my based-on-real-story sinusitis drama. He then checked my eye balls, and also my pulses at both wrists. Here’s his conclusions:
Basically you have a strong body. Everything looks fine. But, your lungs are a bit weak. That’s why you started to feel sneezy when it is cold. It makes your nose a little bit sensitive too. But it’s ok. You have two choices now.Hmm, all this while I thought I’ve already done enough exercise (if not excessive).
First, we have a special herbs medicine to strengthen your lungs. No worries, these are all from plants and herbs, not from animal extracts.
Your second option is to start doing more exercise lah. That will also make your lungs stronger.
Looks like it's time to shift into another gear! Vroom vroom…