- I've had a neti pot for over a year and today is the first time I had nerve to see if I could use it. There is a trick to it, so it does not go down your throat.
- The use of the neti pot comes from the Ayurvedic yoga tradition of India, which is said to be more than 5,000 years old. "Neti" is a Sanskrit word that means "nasal cleansing," and the actual practice of nasal irrigation is known as "jala neti."
- According to Ayurvedic medicine, there are three elements of the body (or "dosha") that need to be kept in balance: "vata" (air), "pitta" (fire/heat) and "kapha" (water). Cleansing with the neti pot was established in order to correct "kapha" imbalances by providing needed lubrication to a problem area in the body.
A neti pot is used for nasal irrigation ... and, boy, did that feel great! I should have begun using it the first day I got sick. Better late, than never. I will use it, on a regular basis now. It didn't do much for my ear wax in my left ear, but definitely, made a difference in my sinus passages. Wowsa, yes, I will recommend them now.
I use Himalayan Crystal Salt. It recommends using spring water for irrigation. Instead, I boiled my tap water (never use tap, without first boiling it), and let it cool.
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