Okay, I gotta be honest, the first time I did this, I literally thought I was drowning. Wait a minute, did I just say that as I am suggesting you try this? Well I am, but be assured that you will feel reborn again. That is if you’ve been feeling miserable with nasal congestion and felt like a big blob of gooey mucus. (get the picture right?)
I was very hesitant when I tried the neti pot for the first time a few years ago. I had heard that this mechanism of flushing the nasal passages helps alleviate congestion when sick, but just the thought of consciously passing water through my nose was just nerving to me. Anyway, something had to be done. My nose was so plugged up that I could’t sleep and the common over the counter ‘remedies’ weren’t helping. So I gave it a try. After that I was hooked, and so happy to have found a natural, drug-free way to ease congestion. Here is the best part guys, it is not restricted to use when sick only, it an be used anytime specially to clean out our nasal passages from pollutants and allergens!
Basically, the neti pot rinse is a way of irrigating the nose and nasal passages with a saline solution. What the salty water does is looses up any mucus and phlegm (so helpful when sick).Some studies have shown that the neti pot is as effective or more as any medication for nasal congestion. But also, it washes out dust, allergens, pollution, relieves sinus infection and overall, promotes easy breathing. Perfect for allergy season and post nasal drainage that have been bugging me during my sleep.
One thing I must mention is that TO AVOID FEELING LIKE YOU ARE DROWNING like I did the first time 🙁 DO NOT breathe through your nose, breathe through your mouth.
Tips to remember:
- use purified or boiled water, NEVER tap water you can
- mix 1/4 tsp of salt (non-iodized, I use sea salt) per 1 cup of purified water
- can be used from once a day to maybe once a week
- depending how you feel you might have to blow your nose quite a few times to remove loosen up mucus
In this video I’ll show you how to use it. WARNING: this will be the sexiest you will se me, so control yourself please 🙂
There you have it. Let me know if you use it and how you like it.