Friday, February 24, 2012

What is a Neti Pot?

This cute litte pot is not used for watering your plants, nor is it used to conjure a genie!  Nope, it is used to help with sinus issues!  These adorable little pots have been featured on the Oprah show with Dr. Oz as well as other major television shows.  What is all the fuss about you ask?

This is an ancient practice in which the nasal cavity is washed to flush out excess mucas and debris from the nose and sinuses. Nasal cleansing began as an ayurvedic medicine technique in ancient India. The practice is generally well-tolerated and beneficial with only minor side effects.

According to its advocates, nasal irrigation promotes good sinus and nasal health. Patients with chronic sinusitis including symptoms of facial pain, headache, allergies, etc, often find nasal irrigation to provide effective relief. In published studies, "daily hypertonic saline nasal irrigation improves sinus-related quality of life, decreases symptoms, and decreases medication use in patients with frequent sinusitis," and irrigation is recommended as an adjunctive treatment for chronic sinonasal symptoms. But in most cases it is not necessary to use daily, just as needed. However, if you are unable to blow your nose, you should not use a Neti Pot.

Basically, sea salt or non-iodized salt is mixed with tepid, distilled water, if it is too cold or hot it will be uncomfortable.NEVER use hot or cold water. Follow the directions that come with your Neti Pot! Tilt your head to the side and let the mixture flow easily from your upper nostril and out the lower nostril. According to directions you should breath through your nose during the process. Then gently exhale several times when you finish to clear your sinus passages.

Overall, what we have learned; is using the Neti Pot can help relieve sinus symptoms naturally, which we love!  Please understand, we are not experts or Dr's ourselves and urge you to investigate any source of healing before making a choice that is right for you. We just want to share alternative ways of feeling better that may not require the chemicals most of us turn to, but at time are necessary. Good luck finding the right solution for you and maybe this will help in some way!

*We will not be held liable for any usage of these products.While Neti Pots are deemed safe when using correctly,  Use at your own determination and risk.

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