Most Frequently Asked Questions About Neti Pot Use
The most frequently asked question to us here at Baraka is: how often should I use my neti pot to do nasal rinsing? The answer, although simple, may not be easy for most people:
Listen to your body.
In a culture that trusts science over the wisdom of the body, we have not developed an ability to listen to our bodies.
Nasal rinsing may be a simple way to begin doing this.
Listening to your body â my auntâs story
I have an aunt who lives in Ohio. She first began nasal rinsing every day in the humid summer months to help her allergies and had great success.
She continued this same routine into the winter. Winters in Ohio can be very dry due to heaters and frigid temperatures, and she began to notice that her nose felt irritated. Because salt is drying, she needed to reduce how often she rinsed.
Then on New Yearâs she got sick. She called me one day very sad because she felt she couldnât rinse to clear her cold. I told her now that she had excess mucous in her system, rinsing would not irritate her. And it didnât!
Your body is different from anyone elseâs
The climate can affect how our bodies respond to nasal rinsing. So can our bodies own unique constitution.
Some people are naturally moist. They have oily skin and retain excess fluid. If youâre one of them, you might benefit from daily rinsing. Other people are dry â they have dry skin and hair and easily dehydrate. If this is you, watch that you donât dry out your nasal passages by nasal rinsing too often.
You might be a combination of the two â sometimes moist and sometimes dry. Again, listen to whatâs happening in your body and adjust your nasal rinsing schedule accordingly.
Your body will tell you exactly what it needs!
All you have to do is listen.
At first, you may be too impatient to do this. We all have busy lives and just want to heal whatever ails us quickly.
However, itâs becoming clearer that our âone-size-fits-allâ medical model is failing us. Now, more than ever, we need to tune into our bodies. We need to know what works and what doesnât â for us. Learn how to use a neti pot to remedy sinus congestion from allergies, colds and flu and ward off sinus pain and sinus headaches. Learn more:
The Sinus Support website features a lead free ceramic neti pots, salt rinses, an organic sinus rejuvenation oil, and sinus care kits. We are passionate about helping people find natural solutions for their sinus congestion. We are also passionate about growing a business that respects the earth and its resources.