June 19th, 2013

In ancientAyurvedicmedicine and yogic science, irrigation of the nasal passages is said to balance two important energy centers called theIdaandPingala nadis, but in modern use,Jala Neti, the Sanskrit term for the flushing of water through our nasal passages, is a wonderful way to clear the symptoms of Hay fever, sinus pain, facial pain, headaches, halitosis,anterior rhinorrhea(watery discharge from the nostrils), and nasal congestion associated with seasonal changes or even the common cold. It can also be used to improve powers of concentration and has been said tohelp quit smokingby deprogramming the brain from the psychological addiction.

The practice has become vogue again after thousands of years of use, giving relief to people with sinus issues. It has been reported on at Harvard, in theNew York Times,and even touted on the Oprah Winfrey show, but yogis have been practicing nasal irrigation since the times of theRigveda. In ancient practices nasal irrigation was used toimprove meditation, and bring forth a heightened awareness.

Jala Netican be used in tandem with dietary changes and herbal remedies for sinus problems, often with outstanding results. Most importantly, individuals report experiencing many fewer symptoms of sinus headache, Hay fever, itching, sneezing, and post nasal drip, along with allergies, bronchitis and asthma, without having to use cold medications or prescription drugs.

Practicing Nasal Irrigation, the Neti Pot

To practice Jala Neti, it is ideal to make your water/salt solution the same salinity as human blood, about 0.9%. This isotonic solution should only utilize organic sea salt and purified water, never tap water and iodized table salt. You can estimate, without having to be exact, but mixing one tablespoon of salt for a liter of water should be sufficient. You can also slightly warm the water over the stove to completely mix in the salt, but make sure the water is not too hot before practicing nasal irrigation. If the water is tepid, it is fine forJala Neti.

Next, simply pour the water into your neti pot, found in any drug store or online dispensary. Leaning your head over a sink, or outdoors, pour the entire contents or the neti pot through one nostril while tilting your head to one side. The water should flow effortlessly through your nasal cavities from one side up and out through the other side and onto the ground or into the sink. It shouldn’t take more than about 30 seconds to flow through. Blow excess mucous and water out before doing the opposite nostril. Repeat again for the other side with a full neti pot of saline water. Fully clear and dry the nostrils by blowing the nose well after completing the irrigation on both sides.

After practicingJala Neti, if you still feel a sinus blockage you can repeat several times to alleviate it. If there is still no improvement, consider seeking a doctor to determine if you may have a deviated septum or other bone abnormality that may be causing sinus problems.

Read more:
Follow us: @naturalsociety on Twitter | NaturalSociety on Facebook

'Nasal Irrigation (Jala Neti) to Alleviate Sinus Problems, Congestion, Hay Fever' has no comments

Be the first to comment this post!

Would you like to share your thoughts?

Your email address will not be published.

©Copyright One Radio Network 2019 • All rights reserved. | Site built by RedLotus Austin
The information on this website and talk shows is solely for informational and entertainment purposes. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. Neither the Editors, producers of One Radio Network, Patrick Timpone, their guests or web masters take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading or following the information contained on this website in written or audio form, live or podcasts. The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Before undertaking any course of treatment, the reader must seek the advice of their physician or other health care provider and take total responsibility for his or her actions at all times. Patrick Joseph of the family of Timpone, a man...All rights reserved, without recourse.