Alleviate cold and allergy symptoms without medication by using the fast and easy neti pot.
The neti pot is a type of Indian pottery that aids in nasal irrigation. In the East, it is an invaluable tool in keeping the nasal passages clean and free of bacterial infection. Made popular on the Oprah Winfrey show, the neti pot has experienced a resurgence in popularity. It has become so popular in fact, that from relative obscurity, it is now a staple at large retail outlet stores like Wal-Mart and Walgreens.
How the Neti Pot Works
Shaped like a small teapot, the neti pot holds a water and salt (saline) solution that is carefully applied to the nose. The saline solution is tipped into one nostril, moves up the nasal passages, and exits through the other nostril. This process loosens trapped mucus and other matter.
Although initially this nasal irrigation sounds unappealing, it is a safe and effective way to relieve sinus pressure and restore regular breathing. If you are an allergy sufferer, it is a great way to maintain good sinus health. If you are a regular cold sufferer, it can help you breath easier, reduce sinus pressure, and rid your system of excess mucus.
What are the Advantages of the Neti Pot
The neti pot isn’t for everyone, but it does have its advantages. The results are almost immediate, taking minutes as opposed to the hours it takes some prescription drugs to work. The neti pot is also safe. There are no complex medications involved, so there is no risk of allergic reaction or problems with drug interactions. This makes it a great choice for children or the elderly. The neti pot is inexpensive to use. There is very little initial cost; salt and water are the only ingredients used in the irrigation treatment.
If you are an allergy or frequent cold sufferer, consider the benefits of the neti pot. After overcoming your initial negative cultural bias, you may find that it’s one of the best medical decisions you’ve ever made.