Sunday, August 30, 2009

Neti Pot

Years ago (and I am talking late 70s) I worked with a guy that I would describe as one of the original hippies.  That means long, scraggly hair and pot smoking.   His wife was into herbs, astrology, tarot, and a vegetarian. To me, who had not be exposed to any of that culture, they were really interesting.

She also used a “neti pot”.At the time I tried the neti pot and it was ok, but I just didn’t like it.

Imagine my surprise when Dr. Oz started talking about and recommending the neti pot.  Since I saw the Oprah show in which he did that, I assumed they would be easy to find.  Yup, they are now carried at Wal-Mart.

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For those of you that don’t know what the neti pot is designed to do….

You put 8 ounces of distilled water in it and a packet of sinus rinse.  Then you lean over a sink with your mouth open and leaning to one side, put the spout to your nostril and start to pour.  The solution goes into your nostril, then it fills your sinus cavity, and drains out either your other nostril or your mouth.  Most people that suffer from sinus problems will find relief using the neti pot.

Who knew that this old “hippie” solution would go mainstream??  Pretty cool!!