Saturday, March 29, 2008

Yes, I use a Neti Pot

I am a real person and I use a neti pot, I don't just write blogs about it. I like to call it a nose bidet.

My routine pretty much follows my previous post about neti pot nasal irrigation. I use my nose bidet/neti pot every morning with the salt packets that came with it ( I use a Sinucleanse kit that came with 90 salt packets.

Before I brush my teeth in the morning, I gently blow my nose and irrigate my sinus area. I usually only do this once a day, but sometimes I use my nose pot at night before bed also.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Nasal Irrigation with a neti pot- Just like Brushing Your Teeth

I am sure the use of the neti pot is pretty new to a lot of us. I had never heard of it before the Oprah Winfrey show in early 2007. Even then the slang name "'nose bidet" was more memorable.

However, in many parts of the world nasal irrigation is pretty much a daily routine. We all brush our teeth at least daily- I hope. Jali neti ( nasal cleansing in sanskrit)is pretty much the same. It is a daily health and hygiene routine, like any other cleansing of the body. People in India and other places do this once a day in the morning. Some choose to perform the practice at the end of the day also, especially when congested or exposed to polluted environments.

See: nasal irrigation