Sinusitis can sometimes be a problem during pregnancy, and Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, in particular facial cupping, can be quite helpful in helping to manage this.  Current medical theory suggests that hormonal changes may cause the membranes lining the nasal passages to dry out, leaving women vulnerable to nasal congestion and sinusitis.  Acupuncture and acupressure massage can assist in clearing sinus congestion and work to resolve the underlying imbalances which are creating the problem.  Women suffering sinusitis during pregnancy are also advised to avoid eating damp-producing foods such as dairy, pork, rich meats, roasted peanuts, orange and tomato juice, bananas, sugar (including artificial sweeteners) and fried foods as these can exacerbate the condition.