Allergies getting you down? Try irrigating your nasal passages.
What? Try using a Neti Pot.
What is a Neti Pot? The NETI POT is an oddly-shaped vessel made of glass or ceramic that comes to us from the ancient writings of the Ayurvedic healers of India.
Using non-iodized sea salt (saline) dissolved in sterile-filtered-water* that is placed in the Neti Pot and used to flush the nasal passages.
Here are the mechanics of its use:
- Keeping your nose firmly facing forward, bend your neck leaning your ear towards your shoulder, stopping when your ear is roughly parallel with the floor.
- Insert the NETI POT spout into your nostril and allow the water to flow in and back out of your nose. Irrigate that side with HALF of your solution. REPEAT the process on the other side till the vessel is empty.
When done, lift your head and gently blow your nose.
When using a Neti Pot it is a good idea to add the Neti-Wash Plus for everyday use, but if the flu or an infection has set in to your nasal-passages, it is a good idea to add the NETI POT WASH FLU to your saline preparation.
Neti Pot Recipe:
- 1 glass quart jar of filtered and cooled boiled water
- 1 ½ teaspoons of pure sea salt (without Iodine or any non-clumping additives)
- 1 dropper-full of Neti-Wash-Plus
I like to mix this up ahead of time to have on the counter and ready to use FOUR to FIVE times a day when a cold, the flu or a sinus infection sets in. *If you PRE-MIX the solution using BOILED-FILTERED WATER that has cooled, it becomes a hassle-free experience.
When NOT sick, just use the Neti-Pot as needed; after raking leaves, dusting or any time you have been around sick or contagious people.