Acupuncture can bring relief in cases of chronic sinusitis. Its use for this condition is well-documented in the Chinese literature. In one study, acupuncture was significantly superior to antibiotics used in a control group, and symptomatic relief persisted for at least 3 months (Pothman & Yeh 1982). Another study showed significant pain relief in 10 out of 18 patients suffering from chronic sinus pain (Lundeberg et al 1988).
Pothman R, Yeh H L 1982 The effects of treatment with antibiotics, laser and acupuncture upon chronic maxillary sinusitis in children. American Journal of Chinese Medicine 10(1-4):55-58.
Lundeberg T, Hurtig T, Lundeberg S, Thomas M 1988 Long term results of acupuncture in chronic head and neck pain. Pain Clinic 2(1):15-31