March 1, 2008

Neti Pot

This is a random post, but I care about you too much not to pass this information along! This is for anyone who is a sinus sufferer of any kind. If you're not, you might as well stop reading. I have always had problems with my sinuses drying out big time, and when I travel to East Texas and AZ I'm in misery. Believe it or not, but Dallas is more humid than San Diego, so I have some problems here. In fact, the first time we moved here 7 years ago, a dr put me on allergy medicine because I was getting one sinus infection after another.

I saw the Neti Pot almost a year ago and thought, "I really need that," but I'm not big into home remedies so I put it on the back burner & pretty much forgot about it. Well, this last sickness was a low point with my sinuses. It was AWFUL! Thankfully, one morning I woke up with it on my mind and knew I had to try it. I was desperate. I thought I would have to find a yoga store (or something), but for $15 I got it at my local CVS.

Within SECONDS of using it, I was feeling relief for the first time in a week. It was unbelievable. And by the end of the first treatment, I could blow my nose!!! I had been taking ibuprofen like crazy to relieve pressure, and it wasn't doing squat. I quit that altogether. Within 2 days (about 3 treatments a day), I had no sinus problems at all, and my subsequent sore throat was gone. I know I sound like a total quack, but how can I keep this wonderful invention to myself when there may be others suffering? [And on a more eternal note, Jesus Christ came to save you from your sin-I can't keep silent about that either.]

The one I bought was
SinuCleanse brand. When I originally saw it demonstrated, they were using a ceramic neti pot, but this one is plastic and worked just fine. It is not as gross to use as it may sound, and the website has a video explaining how it works. And while I'm not an allergy sufferer, it claims to help with that as well. If you're in pain, it can't hurt to try it! If the SinuCleanse video isn't clear enough, you may find a better explanation here.


Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Interesting. Glad you found something that works.

jill said...

my mother swears by that thing. i haven't had to use it yet thankfully. thanks for the post!

Marc and Charity said...

cool to know about this! I am a chronic sinus sufferer, even after surgery a few years things are not right! i'm going to look this up, thanks!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

I have been wondering about this ever since I saw it on Oprah. Dr Oz is all about it.