Neti Pot for allergies

neti pot

Neti Pot

Are you looking for a sinus congestion remedy? A natural, non toxic method for sinus relief is to use a neti pot.   The use of such device has been shown to be beneficial in reducing allergic conditions such as allergic rhinitis, and chronic sinusitis.  

 How to use a neti pot? To use a neti pot, one adds saline water to the pot and adminsters it into the nose.  The saline water irritates the nasal passages which promotes cleansing of the nasal passages.  In addition,   neti pots help to thin mucus, decrease harmful bacteria and decrease postnasal drip all of which can improve allergies.   Caution must be taken when using a neti pot.  While using a neti pot on occasion can help relieve allergies, the excessive use of a neti pot can decrease the normal bacteria in the nasal passages and make you prone to bacterial infections.   So you want to mainly use the neti pot when congested.

using a neti pot

How to use a neti pot

 

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About Aroop Banerji N.D., L.Ac

Aroop Banerji N.D.., L.Ac is a naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist. He obtained his bachelor science in Environmental Toxicology from the University of California – Davis. He pursued doctoral education in Naturopathic Medicine and graduate level training in Chinese Medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. He specializes in using dietary supplements, diet therapies, herbal medicines, and acupuncture for chronic health complaints.
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