When Getting Water Up Your Nose Can Be A Good Thing
Do you have issues with allergies?
Or nasal congestion?
Maybe you’re coming down with a cold?
One of my favorite fixes for immediate relief and quicker recovery is using a neti pot regularly.
It’s incredibly simple, quick, and you’ll get immediate results.
It will also help you recover more quickly since you’re helping your body do what it’s trying to do naturally, namely, get rid of any pathogens by coating them in mucus and moving that mucus out of your body.
Basic instructions for using a neti pot:
1. Fill the neti pot with 1 cup of luke warm water and 1/2 tsp non-iodized salt (e.g. sea salt). Most neti pots come with the salt. You want to use filtered or distilled water for this.
2. Mix thoroughly, allowing the salt to fully dissolve.
3. Gently tip your head sideways and forwards, and while breathing through your mouth, seal the upper nostril with the neti pot spout and slowly pour the water into the upper nostril, allowing it to flow out the lower nostril.
4. Gently blow out of both nostrils simultaneously (do not block one of them), to get the excess fluid and mucus out.
5. Repeat steps 1-4 with the other nostril.
This will be weird at first. Just keep trying it until you find the position, speed, and technique that works best for you.
Particularly when I’m feeling congested or feel a cold coming on, I like to use my neti pot twice a day.
It becomes much easier with practice, so keep at it. With regular use, you’ll notice a real difference in your ability to breathe deeply, you’ll find you recover more quickly from colds and nasal congestion, and if you suffer from allergies, this can really help reduce or even eliminate those symptoms.
Where do you get a neti pot?
You can find them in many natural food stores as well as online. Always read the instructions that come with the neti pot you have, as they may recommend a slight variation that works better for that shape.
In joy and clarity,
P.S. Did you know that I’m donating 10% of profits in January and February to charity?