Monday, May 11, 2009

Seasonal Allergies and Neti Pot

The neti pot seems to be a very good gadget in alleviating allergy symptoms such as sinusitis, and can probably allow allergy sufferers to lower the doses of medications or possibly even eliminate these medications (many of these medications have side effects such as drowsiness and increase heart rate.) The neti pot simply allows you to gently rinse out your sinuses with warm salt water. I don't see any side effects or risks with the use of this gadget, but I see the benefits. What a brilliant solution, yet so simple and it has been used for hundreds of years in other parts of the world.

If you want to know more about how a neti pot works, please view the videos below. I have also included websites (including information about where to purchase a neti pot). I have no affiliations with any of them.

Caution: The only thing wrong with this video is the motions that she teaches you at the end of the video. As a certified exercise professional, I can tell you that the stretches at the end of the video where she bends at her waist with her knees locked out straight can potentially cause lumbar (lower pack) problems or aggravate existing lower back problems. This woman should just stick to teaching the use of the neti pot and stay away from teaching stretches of the body. Other than the problem with the stretches she teaches at the end of the video, I think she provides good instructions on the use of a neti pot.

Where to Purchase the Neti Pot

I have also seen some version of the neti pot in the major pharmacies.

Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor before trying the treatments mentioned on this blog or any alternative/complementary treatments. Regarding the shopping sites listed, the author is not affiliated with these businesses and has not investigated the legitimacy of these businesses. As with any online companies, please check the BBB (Better Business Bureau) and other resources to research into the legitimacy of these companies before purchasing from them. Also, it is NOT recommended to purchase the neti pot as a romantic holiday gift for your girlfriend or wife. If you do not heed this advice, the author does not take any responsibilities for the resulting slap mark on your face.

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