View Full Version : How many of you use a Netty Pot?

June 24th, 2007, 10:23 PM
inspired from my post in this thread:

Using a Netty Pot for Sinus Health (http://the-howto-blog.com/using-a-netty-pot-for-sinus-health/)
By Soo Young Lee on November 1, 2005
Using a Netty Pot for Sinus Health
It seems that these days, we have respiratory related issues all year long. My son and I seem to be congested most of the year from allergies, mold, colds, and pollutants in the air. There has been one drug free remedy that we use almost daily that seems to help with the whole range of sinus-related symptoms.
Every morning after we wash our face, we use our Netty pot. This little ceramic pot resembles a small watering can. You can purchase one at any health food store or herbalists. There are many styles but buy one that does not have too long of a spout. The longer spouts are harder to manage because it is that much farther from your nose and eyes.
You fill the Netty pot halfway with warm water and put half a teaspoon of sea salt to dissolve. Then once the salt has dissolved, fill the rest of the pot with tepid water. Make sure it is not hot or even too warm. You want to think about it entering the nasal canal and how sensitive that area is. I tend to leave it pretty close to room temperature for my son. He started using one at the age of eight.
It helps to blow your nose before you start then tilt your head to one side without straining. Then insert the spout in the nostril that your head is tilting toward. Breathe through your mouth in a slow and even rhythm. Use about half the water and the switch sides. You may want to blow your nose in between switching sides. If one side of your nose seems infected, then you might want to wash it out between side changes.
If you find that your sinuses are stinging from the Netty pot usage, then you might have a sinus infection and may want to consult your local doctor, naturopath, or herbalist.
Our naturopath has said that using the Netty pot daily is most effective and least invasive way to support respiratory health. Make it a part of your morning routine and you will find that you are sneezing less and hardly stuffed up. http://the-howto-blog.com/using-a-ne...-sinus-health/ (http://the-howto-blog.com/using-a-netty-pot-for-sinus-health/)

Heres a YouTube video on how to use a "Netty Pot":


June 25th, 2007, 12:13 AM
Wow, that's just scary. I think the guys expressions on the video pretty much sums up what I think of that thing. Yikes! :D

June 25th, 2007, 12:15 AM
We, uh, keep humidifiers in the house. Helps with allergies.

June 25th, 2007, 12:26 AM
netty pots, indeed! just fill up a cup with warm water and salt and suck it up your nose.

June 25th, 2007, 12:28 AM
LMAO !!! That video is SOOO funny !!

June 25th, 2007, 02:06 AM
One cannot forget Wasabi, 1/4 teaspoon of Wasabi will clear everything.

June 25th, 2007, 03:59 AM
Some more Netty Pot videos...