Nasal spray and a daily antihistamine are the most common treatment for sinusitis or allergies, but unfortunately these medicines can dry out your nose and throat. Not to mention how expensive they can be, especially the nasal spray!
I’m a certified Radiologic Technologist, who has suffered sinusitis my whole life. Although the prescribed treatment for sinusitis would work, they were expensive and often dried out my nose and throat.
I’d occasionally hear my patients (who were having CT scans of their sinuses) discuss that their Neti pot was helping to treat their sinusitis. Some had even stopped using other prescribed sinusitis treatment because their sinus relief was so successful.
I’d also watched my sister using a Neti pot to treat sinusitis and even heard about the benefits of a Neti pot from my yoga instructor.
And yet, I wasn’t convinced to try such a bizarre practice. It just looked too… weird.
However, I do believe in alternative medicine.
So, I finally let go of my trepidation and bought a Neti pot along with some non-iodized sea salt. I tried it… And I really liked it!
I noticed its benefits immediately. I could feel opening in my face behind my nose and my cheeks. I could feel the tepid water as it washed through the passages. It was very soothing and felt like a massage.
Within a week I stopped using my prescribed nasal spray. I didn’t need it anymore.
Plus, I no longer needed a daily antihistamine to live with my cat, Betsy. My sinusitis was gone completely!
My nose always feels open now… and breathing through my nose is easy. Plus, my sense of smell is incredible and food tastes better!
For the most part, it was easy to figure out how to use the Neti pot, which looks like a tiny Aladdin’s lamp.
It came with simple directions: Fill the small pot with tepid water and add ¼ teaspoon of sea salt. Pour in one nostril and let it drain out the other nostril.
In the past year, I’ve used my Neti pot every single morning. It has become a delightful and refreshing habit. It takes about two minutes. Each morning, right after I brush my teeth, I irrigate my sinuses.
And you know what? It feels good to take two minutes for me!
I have a pretty ceramic Neti pot that I use daily, and a blue plastic one for travel.
A couple of times, I used too much salt, or water that was too hot and I felt a bit of a burning sensation in my nose. I learned that 1/4 teaspoon of salt is plenty, slightly warm water feels the best, and it works better if I keep my mouth open and breathe through my mouth.
With my head bent over the sink, I pour the water from the Neti pot into one nostril and eventually the water appears from my other nostril–just like magic–using the Neti pot with sea salt gently opens up the passageways for easier breathing.
My sinuses have felt wonderful and open. I’m happy to report that I did it… I figured out how to use a Neti pot and guess what? It was easier than sending a text message with my cell phone!For More Information:
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