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Want to Address Sinus Issues Without Using Meds?
Published: 05/22/2013

If you suffer from chronic sinus problems, nasal congestion or postnasal drip, you may want to consider using a Neti pot. Originally from the Ayurvedic tradition, a Neti pot resembles a genie’s lamp and uses a gentle saltwater solution to irrigate nasal passages and sinuses, making nasal mucus thinner and flushing out irritants. It’s fairly easy to use, but may take practice before it feels comfortable and is done correctly:

  • Dissolve one-quarter teaspoon of salt in one cup of distilled, sterile, or previously boiled warm water, and pour the solution into the pot.
  • Over a sink, tilt your head about 45 degrees to the side, and place the spout into your higher nostril.
  • Gently pour the saltwater solution into that nostril, letting the solution flow through to the lower nasal cavity. (If the solution runs into your throat, just spit it out.)
  • Once the solution is gone, blow your nose to get rid of any remaining solution, and then repeat the process with the other nostril.

Be sure to clean and dry the Neti pot between uses.

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