Neti Pot?

Have you heard of this? I hadn't until recently.

I get chronic migraines, and someone recently suggested I try using a "neti pot." You use a little ceramic teapot-looking thing, and pour warm saltwater up one nostril. It apparently fills your frontal sinus cavities and then empties out your other nostril.

Hindus have been doing it for millenia to aid in yoga breathing techniques. I can't say that it's changed my life, but it's definitely an interesting sensation - a little bit "refreshing" - if that's the right word.

Just thought I'd share another personal oddity.

9 comments:

AychJE said...

I don't get migraines, but when I had a horrendous cold last week, I used a neti pot. It was really helpful in keeping things moving, so to speak, and it also helped keep my sinuses from getting that uncomfortably dry feeling that I get when I'm constantly blowing my nose. I wouldn't say it works any miracles, but as a comfort measure, I'm happy with it.

It feels totally wierd at first though, doesn't it?!

Peter said...

Yeah, totally weird!

winn said...

Great picture! For instructions on how to use a neti pot go to our website
www.rhinohorn.net

RickNiekLikeBikes said...

I heard about it a couple years ago on Oprah of all places. I'm a closet fan.

Peter said...

Rick, great to see you! Long time no see ;)

Existential Punk said...

Pete, has it helped with your migraines? Where do you buy one of these and are they expensive? Does the solution come with it? i get horrible migraines as a result of the Lyme Disease. i take Maxalt and it helps sometimes if i catch it early enough.

Adele

Pickypants said...

Neti pots are weird.

RickNiekLikeBikes said...

I'm keeping up Peter for sure! I always have lots to say, sometimes too much, so lately I've just been enjoying the posts. I'll reengage again though.

Winn Thompson said...

Neti pots are pretty widely available now- the Rhino horn neti pot for example shown in the picture is $13.95 each plus $6 per order shipping throught the www.rhinohorn.net website. Depending on the cause of the migranes, usage of neti pots can help

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