No Faith in My Neti Pot!

Francesca Silva

specialist-eye-doctor.jpgA few blogs ago, I mentioned how I’ve been having problems with my eye pressure and how I was worried that using the Neti Pot would exacerbate the problem.

Well, after receiving lots of support from many people in our YogaHub community (thanks everyone!), I finally took the plunge a few weeks ago, started my cleansing – and it’s been great! Now that I’ve established a routine, I can confirm that I haven’t felt this good in years. My breathing has improved considerably and my asthma is just about non-existent these days, thanks – I’m convinced – to the combination of my Neti Pot and my yoga exercises.

But what about my eye pressure? Well, I had my follow-up appointment with the eye specialist a couple of weeks ago and when he tested my eyes, he said the pressure had dropped significantly. “The drops are working well,” he pronounced.

“Actually, it’s probably more like my Neti Pot is working well,” I responded. “Your what?” was the bemused response. So I went through a brief but thorough explanation about the miracles of Neti Pot cleansing.

My eloquent speech was met with silence for a while, followed by a lecture on the dangers of not relying on “new age” treatment. “What’s ‘new age’ about cleansing with what basically comes down to warm water and salt?” I asked. Ha – stumped him there! He harrumphed (I’ve always wondered what a “harrumph” sounded like and now I know) and said something about continuing to take my eye drops. “And cleansing with my Neti Pot, right?” I said (not one to let things slide).

“If that seems to be working well for you, I guess it can’t do any harm,” was his final, reluctant response.

So that’s what I’ve been doing – continuing to use my eye drops but also relying on my Neti Pot cleansing every night.

I can’t believe all the fuss I made just a few short weeks ago, especially now that Neti and I have bonded for life!

[tags]neti pot, glaucoma, eye problem, eye specialist, new drops, yoga exercise, asthma, breathing better, daily routine[/tags]

2 Responses to “No Faith in My Neti Pot!”

  1. Connie says:

    I am an art teacher in a K-8 public school, who sees about 250 germ spreading students a day!!! For years I kept being sick…until last year when I started my regular twice a day practice of the neti pot. I too have felt tremendously better and, like I said—don’t catch all those germies from my students!!!

    I have complete faith in the Neti–and wish more people would be open to try it’s healing powers!

    Peace & Love.

  2. Francesca says:

    Hi Connie,

    Great to hear from another Neti Pot convert! I can appreciate how beneficial the Neti Pot must be for you, as a teacher who’s constantly surrounded by germs spreading around the school.

    So glad you, like me, have found the Neti Pot beneficial. I only use it once a day, in the evenings, but you’ve given me the idea of perhaps increasing it to twice a day during the flu season ~ thanks!


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