Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Natural Health

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Sinuses, jaw, throat

Sinuses: Prone to sinus infections? Try aromatherapy—research shows that oils from dill, bishop’s weed, and cumin work as well as or better than antibiotics against eight types of common bacterial infections. An herbal combination called Kan Jang can make sinus infections and the common cold more tolerable and reduce recovery time.

Jaw: Biofeedback paired with cognitive-behavioral-skills training (a mind-body type of therapy), can significantly reduce pain from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. 

Throat: Fight germs and kill bacteria with a tea tree–oil gargle (11⁄2 tablespoons of pure tea tree oil to 1 cup of water). Swish and spit. (Don’t swallow.)

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