NOSE

When you’re feeling poorly because of a problem with your nose or mouth your entire life just doesn’t feel the same. Our sense of smell helps us enjoy life — we can take in the aromas of our favorite foods and environments but it’s also is a warning system, alerting us to danger signals such as gas leaks, spoiled food and fire. Sinusitis can be acute and short-lasting or a chronic recurring problem but either way it can debilitate our lives. Snoring problems can not only steal a good night’s sleep, but also affect the ones you love most.

Nearly everyone has made the trip down the cough and cold aisle at the supermarket to see an arsenal of sinus symptom relief. Dealing with the symptoms of sinusitis can be confusing and often many people might not even know they have the condition, but rather they assume the symptoms are all part of a nasty cold. Regardless your unique circumstance we can help you find a solution. 

NOSE CONDITIONS & TREATMENTS

What is TRHT?


Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) is a comprehensive national and local, community-based process to plan for and to bring about transformation and sustainable change and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism. The 5 Principles of TRHT are:

  1. Support Healing at Every Stage
  2. Distribute Resources with Transparency, Connection and Partnerships
  3. Advocate for Policy Change
  4. Extend Extraordinary Care in Extraordinary Times
  5. Model Truth Telling




How do I get involved?


We’re excited you’re interested in TRHT! To get started, please fill out the TRHT New Member Interest Form. We hold orientation sessions throughout the year to onboard new members.




Is there a membership fee?


No, there is no fee to participate in the TRHT process.




How often are meetings?


TRHT members typically meet multiple times each month, depending on commitments within the group. We hold monthly 1-hour TRHT Member Luncheons for us all to connect with one another and work underway. We also hold monthly 2-hour TRHT Working Group sessions to make progress on our planning and actions (the groups are Education, Faith/Tradition/Practice, Law, Economy, and Health). Working groups may decide to schedule additional meetings outside of the working group sessions. You may also be interested in taking on a leadership role as a TRHT Ambassador or a Healing Practitioner. Ambassadors work to engage more of the region in TRHT. Meetings are held on an as-needed basis. Healing Practitioners facilitate racial healing circles, and meetings are held every other week.




Is TRHT open to everyone?


Yes, this process is intentionally diverse and open. Our membership includes people across ages, races, gender identities, rationalities, religions and faiths, and so on. We want to encourage groups to intersect and build power together across differences. This process is about gathering together with the united commitment to racial equity.




When did TRHT begin in Metro Lansing?


One Love Global began to convene the TRHT process in Metro Lansing in 2017 as a companion to its ongoing racial equity work and with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. One Love Global has led racial equity and youth organizing efforts in Lansing since 2008.




How can I request a racial healing circle for my organization / congregation / group?


Please reach out to us at connect@oneloveglobal.org and we will add you to the healing circle waiting list. We fulfill requests in the order that we receive them based on healing practitioners' capacities.




How can I become a healing practitioner?


TRHT healing practitioners facilitate racial healing circles and meet regularly to prepare and be in supportive community with one another. To become a healing practitioner, we ask that you first experience racial healing circles yourself by participating in a four-session circle cohort. We promote healing circle opportunities on our Facebook page, and you can request to be notified about future circles by contacting us at connect@oneloveglobal.org. Once you join practitioners, we'll encourage you to shadow practitioners as they hold circles, including supporting with planning and debriefing, until you feel ready to co-facilitate yourself. We do not use a formal manual (though we do have supportive materials), but rather build relationships with one another and learn by being in the circle process together.





 
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BALLOON SINUS SURGERY

IN OFFICE SINUS BALLOON DILATION

What is Balloon Sinus Dilation?

Balloon Sinus Dilation is a new surgical procedure that can be performed in an office setting for treatment of chronic sinusitis. It is a quick, safe and minimally invasive procedure, performed under local anesthesia. A small balloon is inserted into the nose using an endoscope and video camera. The balloon is then inflated to dilate and open the sinus pathway and allow for better drainage from the sinus cavity.

 

The recovery period is generally 1-2 days and is appropriate for patients with chronic sinus symptoms who have not responded well to treatment with medications like antibiotics, allergy medications or nasal steroid sprays. It differs from traditional functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), which is usually performed in an outpatient surgery center setting and involves general anesthesia. Balloon procedures can often be done in conjunction with other nasal/sinus procedures such as a septoplasty, turbinate resection or polypectomy.

While some insurance companies still consider this procedure a non-covered service, most insurance companies, including Medicare, BlueCross, Aetna, UnitedHealthCare, Humana, Firstcare, UMC Team Choice and many others, do cover this procedure.

" One benefit of sinus balloon dilation is that patient’s often have a reduced out of pocket cost associated with performing this procedure in an office setting. Traditional functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) requires the use of an outpatient surgical facility and anesthesiologist, in addition to the otolaryngologist performing the surgery. With in-office balloon dilation surgery, there are no facility or anesthesia charges. This procedure is not the right for everyone, but is an option for many depending on the underlying causes of symptoms." 

 

To see if you are a candidate or learn more about this option schedule an appointment today.