Nose Bidet Achieves Sudden Popularity
In recent decades, Western culture has become more open-minded to Eastern medicine and remedies. Many health insurance companies now offer competitive reimbursements for patients seeking care via acupuncture and homeopathic remedies. These benefits are bolstered by the scientifically-researched benefits of ginseng, green tea, and other natural elements.
One simple remedy for sinus pain, pressure, and discomfort involves the neti pot, or nose bidet. This small 'genie lamp' shaped device is filled with a natural saline (water and salt) solution. The sinus pain sufferer then tilts his or head to the side and pours the water in one nostril. It flows out the other nostril. The process is then repeated. A slight tingling sensation may occur due to the salt in the saline solution, though the neti pot brings a great deal of relief to allergy and sinus headache sufferers.
Regular nasal irrigation has long been practiced in India as a pre-yoga cleansing ritual. European and American consumers can now purchase neti pots in pharmacies and retail stores.
Many naturopathic healers as well as practitioners of Western medicine have been suggesting that the neti pot should become a part of daily health and cleansing rituals. Proponents of the neti pot claim that it is as essential as brushing one's teeth.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, a frequent Oprah guest, recommended the neti pot to a studio audience member who suffered from sinus congestion. The woman experienced amazing success with the neti pot and now uses it as part of her cleansing regimen.