The nose knows.........

On a more positive note, readers have been aware of my struggles at times with asthma. Although originally triggered by isocyanates and other volatile chemicals, it appears now that pollen and other irritants have made breathing difficult. As usual, the doctors prescribe Rx inhalers and the such. AND as usual, I seek a better way.
The pot you see here is called a Neti Pot. You fill it with a warm saline solution and put it to your nose or one nostril to be precise. It flushes your nasal cavaties and drains out the other nostril. Then you reverse the process pouring it through the other nostril.
Whereas the Rx did only save me when I was unable to breathe, the Neti Pot has 98% eliminated the problem altogether.
Those Damned Yogis, huh? What will they think up next???

Comments

Rowan said…
sounds kinda gross, but maybe it could help me too? Where could I get one? I was born with sealed nostrils, so to this day, I really can't blow my nose. I have 2 tiny pinholes for airways. I breathe through my mouth, and if I get sick, I have to take a lot of steam baths to clear the crap out of me. Otherwise, I swallow it, and then I'm sick for much much longer.
Tim said…
Any health food store should have them...or you can order online. Just google Neti Pot
justrose said…
i have used one of these every day for about 12 years. prior to that i was a walking case of chronic sinusitis. i am still on nasonex, but i am totally off inhalers. i don't know if it makes any difference but it certainly FEELS better. it's a weird feeling to get used to but i swear by it. i just use plain water in mine, i'm a little lazy about it, but it still works. it rocks when you have a cold too, and you get better faster.
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Lost said…
That sounds so incredibly nasty. But hey, if it works for you, go for it!
alix said…
my nose tickles now. :)