How to use a Neti Pot
Your daily nasal wash may seem like a strange thing to do. Every day, we go through the motions of taking a bath or a shower, brush our teeth, and shave. But there is one part of our body is still dirty, it\'s nostrils. The air we breathe is full of containments. They can range from industrial pollution to bacteria and viruses. Containments may have adverse effects on the body.
Nose serve a useful purpose. Tiny hairs called cilia work to encourage the mucus to the back of the throat where they are swallowed, or in front of where they were blown out. Unfortunately, sometimes get overloaded cilia and particles can be made that can create a situation that could get worse as time passes. Enter the Neti Pot, a simple solution to clean the nostrils and allow the nose to work as nature intended.
What is a Neti Pot?
Neti pots come in many shapes and sizes. Some are made of plastic, some metals and some ceramics. Regardless of the type of Neti Pot, they all serve the same purpose, namely to clear the nostrils and allow cilia to function normally. .
What are the Benefits?
How to use a Neti Pot.
Using a Neti Pot is a simple exercise, and with time can be as automatic as brushing your teeth.
Fill your Neti Pot with warm water and about a teaspoon of sea salt. It is important that you use a non-iodized sea salt as the iodine will burn your nostrils. If you can not find sea salt, non-iodized salt can be used as a substitute Kosher.
Place the end of the Neti Pot into one nostril, tilt your head and allow the water to go through. Do not worry, this is completely safe. Repeat with the other nostril.
After you wash out your nostrils, it is recommended that you put a few drops in each nostril with an anti-microbial agent. Neti practice does not create a sterile environment and it is important to protect and moisturize nasal respectively as protection. In my practice I use organic unrefined sesame oil. Sesame oil contains Vitamin E, an anti-oxidant and magnesium (which supports respiratory health), copper, calcium, iron, zinc and vitamin B6.