You’ve read about how I’m a fan of the neti pot.
Well, I’ve just discovered and tested out an alternative, the Sinus Rinse. It’s the same concept of nasal irrigation, but where a neti pot uses gravity to pour water through your nasal cavities, this bottle with a fits-all-nostril-size top adds squeeze power. A little more oomph.
I just tried it, and it was really easy to use.
- I was afraid it would require a lot of pressure, but it didn’t at all. The bottle is easy to squeeze.
- You can use it more or less standing straight up, rather than having to tilt your head, as you do with the neti, which can be more comfortable. I found it so.
- If I hadn’t had the experience with the neti pot, however, I think this would have been more uncomfortable. That “drowning” feeling.
- My partner, who has large nostrils, loved how comfortably the cap fit his nose, compared to the neti pot.
- Using the tablets with the right amount of salt and baking soda was convenient, though expensive in the long run.
- Great for people who benefit from daily nasal irrigation: those with chronic congestion or sinus issues.
- I can see that this would be a lot easier to take on the road; to use in a public restroom or even a plane toilet.
- I think I prefer the gentleness of the neti pot. But I don’t have chronic congestion or sinus issues, so don’t need to use as frequently. That said, more regular usage would probably benefit me…
Great to know about another alternative to a natural tool for everyday health.