I’ve tried ’em all.
Pills, sprays, external strips.
Anything to help me clear my sinuses.
Sure, some of them worked okay.
But none of them got me what I REALLY wanted:
- Instant clearing.
- Lasting relief.
- Clear sinuses forever.
What did, however, get me all of that was a centuries-old practice.
It’s called a Neti Pot.
Or, more scientifically, a nasal irrigation system.
I do a Neti Pot every single day and AVIDLY recommend it to all my friends and family.
I love my Neti Pot!
It’s a miracle in a million different ways.
My Neti Pot: Why I Love This Ancient Sinus Clearing Practice
I’ve had sinus issues my entire life. Sinusitis, bronchitis, headaches, snoring, bloody noses.
Over time, that stuff wears you down.
Even a stuffy nose from a common cold can ruin your otherwise amazing day.
So when I learned about the Neti Pot, my life changed.
Sure, doing my first Neti Pot was a little scary.
But quickly after, I felt something I had only dreamt about.
I could b_r_e_a_t_h_e.
It felt like I was breathing for the first time.
No exaggeration, it was the greatest thing ever.
It felt like Andy Dufresne from Shawshank Redemption when he made it to the end of the sewer.
Daily Neti Pot: What I Get
Since learning from my sister how to do a Neti Pot in 2010, I’ve done it every day.
- Have clear sinuses (always).
- Perform better athletically (cause I can breathe!).
- Am able to prevent and fight colds naturally and with ease.
I can’t be without it. I take my Neti Pot with me on all my travels.
But when I’m in a foreign land, I am careful.
Are Neti Pots Safe? Didn’t Someone Die Doing It?
If you’re wondering whether or not Neti Pots are safe, that’s good. It means you’re doing your homework.
So here’s the deal.
Someone DID die from doing a Neti Pot.
But here’s the thing.
The person who died doing a Neti Pot used filthy water. That water had a rare and exotic amoeba inside.
Sure, that can happen to anyone.
But most Neti Pot users know not to use filthy river water.
So, for the safest experience, people use distilled water. In fact, that’s what’s recommended by doctors.
For me, tap water works fine. I like to live dangerously.
And, hey. I’m still alive to tell you how right the ancient Indians’ invention of the Neti Pot were.
It’s the greatest thing ever.
And I’m excited to show you how it’s done.
Here we go.
How to Do a Neti Pot Safely and Easily
I’m thrilled to show the world how to do a Neti Pot.
First, I’ll list out the steps for your reference. Then, you can watch the video to see how it’s done.
What You Need
To do successfully do a Neti Pot, you need a few things.
- Neti Pot.
- Water (distilled, ideally)
- Saline packets (or non-iodized salt)
- A human nose and a desire to breathe better than you ever have before. 🙂
Let’s discuss each in detail.
1. The Neti Pot
There are a couple different types of Neti Pots:
A. Traditional Neti Pot
This is similar to the one ancient Indians used. It relies on gravity to pass the fluid through your nasal cavities. Beginners should use this type, first.
B. Squeeze bottle
This looks like a traditional medical flusher. It uses a GENTLE squeeze to pass the fluid through your nasal cavity.
Doctors recommend using distilled water for the safest experience. It should be around 98 degrees farenheight (body temperature).
3. Saline packets
These small packets are a mixture of salt other natural minerals. The salt in the water keeps your inner-nose from burning (think fresh water up-the-nose feeling) as the mixture passes through. A teaspoon of simple non-iodized salt works just fine, too.
How it’s Done
Traditional Neti Pot relies on gravity for gentle nasal irrigation.
As such, you must be gentle.
And remember to breathe. Do not waterboard yourself. 🙂
Here are the steps:
1. Mix your mix.
2. Lean your head to the side.
3. Breathe in and out slowly.
4. Gently pass fluid through one nostril and let it flow out the other (while still breathing in and out!)
After you’ve done one side, you can GENTLY blow your nose.
Then, repeat on other side.
Finally, enjoy your newfound ability to breathe.
In case you’re not, here’s this: