sounded bad. hope you feel better soon. have you try the herbal steaming stuffs that the Asian used? kind of like a personal setup sauna with herbal steam. used to hate that when my mom put me through those sort of thing in Vietnam, but it worked quite well.
I do use steam but no, never tried w/ herbals. On the mend today, thankfully, but will inquire at local TCM practitioners next time need arises!