Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Gift Idea #4

Ah, the Neti Pot. The whole idea of cleaning out your nasal passage with this little thing is so weird to me but every time I turn around someone else is swearing by it. My friend Whitney first told me about it and raved about the results. My friend Amy says she use to be plagued with sinus infections but no more, thanks to the Neti Pot. My friend Chris does it anytime he's not feeling 100% and swears that it helps ward off sickness. I suffer from dryness in the schnoz, my mom has pretty bad allergies and my dad gets sick a lot so Merry Christmas to the three of us with our very own Neti Pots. I will do a follow-up post a few weeks after Christmas to let you know if we've gotten use to the crazy sensation of fluid trickling in one side of your nose and out the other, and let you know if we're seeing any good results. Wish us luck!

Product Description from Amazon:
The Himalayan Institute Neti Pot naturally cleanses, refreshes, and protects the nasal passages, one of our body's first lines of defense against illness. Recommended by doctors and pharmacists worldwide, the Neti Pot has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine to alleviate sinus and allergy problems. Recent clinical studies have shown that nasal irrigation is effective in improving symptoms of patients with frequent sinusitis. The Himalayan Institute introduced the Neti Pot in 1972. Our bestselling Neti Pot makes nasal irrigation easy and comfortable. The trademarked lotus design and distinctive shape dispenses the perfect rate of flow to optimally cleanse the sinus passages. Ceramic Neti Pot is made with lead-free ceramic and glaze. Illustrated instructions include link to free online demonstration video. Proceeds benefit the world-wide humanitarian, environmental, and educational projects supported by the Himalayan Institute.


Erika said...

I started using a Neti-Pot last year and I now swear by them, too! Clears up sinus infections and does seem to help the common cold exit the 'ole body faster!

Matt W said...

I anxiously await the results of your study. Maybe we can recommend it to some our our patients in the future?!