Growing Love towards the Neti Pot
I have come a long way from my fear of the Neti Pot or – in other words – “Nasal Cleansing.”
This time, when I arrived back in Los Angeles from Vancouver, the heat wave was still lingering. I had come from weather that was in the 60’s to 100 degrees. “Hot” was not quite the word I chose to use to describe the weather in L.A.!
Back home, however, between the heat, the sudden blossoming of flowers, and good ol’ Los Angeles Dessert winds, my sinuses went wacko. I would sneeze incessantly ten times in a row, my eyes would itch, my throat would tickle, and my chest tighten.
Needless to say, the first thing I unpacked was my faithful Neti Pot.
I cleansed twice that night, especially before going to bed. But my symptoms were only relieved a little, so I didn’t sleep well that night.
Over the next few days, I cleansed three to four times a day. It was such a relief to not have to carry Kleenex around with me at all times or resort to antihistamines.
Well, on the fourth day, I added a new product I had found at my last Eco Expo. It’s called “Varcho Veda’s Neti Wash Plus,” and it’s a liquid that is to be added to the usual water and salt mixture. I only used ¼ of what they specified but – WOW – what a find! It was amazing. I had never felt clearer after cleansing, and my nasal passages felt cooler with each breath I took.
That night I had one of my best night’s sleep in years. I could breathe. I mean, it was totally different this time. I have dealt with sleep Apnea for many years, but this time I didn’t feel like I was constantly waking up. I was really surprised by how effective the wash was.
I’m going to keep this cleansing up daily to see if it really makes a difference to my Apnea. In my next blog, I’ll let you know how it’s going.
[tags]neti pot, nasal cleansing, allagies, nasal passage, sleep apnea, deep sleep[/tags]
Nice report. I’m especially curious about the effects of long periods doing jala neti — and I consider doing it the rest of my life.
I’ve been doing it almost daily (I just don’t do it when I have to travel) for the last three months. Sometimes I feel like my chronic nasal congestion will last forever, no matter how often I do jala neti or how I change it (temperature, salt etc.) to stop congestion.
Thanks for the post.
Thank you for your comment.
How long have you been practicing Jala Neti?
I have lived most of my life with nasal congestion until these recent months. I have now been doing this practice of nasal cleansing for almost a year. In the beginning I would take week long breaks, but then resume because I could feel my sinus issues return.
You may want to consider the “Neti Wash Plus”. I really do find it has taken the cleansing to another level as I have not had nasal congestion this past month as well my sleep apnea issues have subsided further (you can read in my latest blog).
I also use Sea Salt from Kona, just a few granules as this is very powerful healing salts that the Hawaiian Healers use. I say just a few granules because it is very intense. I do combine it with the Neti Wash Plus.
Through the years I also changed my diet. I used to love desserts, not candies, but good desserts and ice cream. Once I began to cut these down, I noticed that it helped to shift my sinus, lung and skin issues. Of course in Holistic medicine these areas are all related.
I now continue to practice while I travel with a plastic pot. If I have to practice this for the rest of my life I am happy to do so. It just feels so amazing to be able to breathe like I am now!
I hope this helps.