Using a Neti Pot for Seasonal Allergy Relief
In addition to using essential oils, the neti pot has been one of the most effective tools that I have found for reducing my allergy symptoms and personally avoiding sinus infections. Neti pots have been used for thousands of years. They help flush sinuses and deliver allergy relief.
Mix a quarter to a half teaspoon of non-iodized table salt with one cup of lukewarm water and pour it into the pot. Allow the salt to dissolve. Lean over a sink or other place with sufficient drainage. Place the neti pot’s spout in one nostril and slowly pour. The water will drain out the other nostril Keep your head tipped to the side while pouring). Blow your nose into a tissue, then turn your head to the side and repeat alternating nostrils. Blow your nose when you’re finished to completely clean out your nasal passageways.
There is a bit of a learning curve when initially using a neti pot. I was certain that I was going to drown when I first tried it (I was not using it correctly). Hang in there. It is worth mastering the use of the neti pot if you suffer with allergies!
As always, check with a qualified health care professional to find out if this is right for you.