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NASAL IRRIGATION WITH THE NETI POT

WHEN TO USE THE NETI POT

Nasal irrigation cleans and moistens the mucous membranes, flushing excess mucous, dust, pollen and other allergens and germs from the nose and sinuses. Clearing the passageways for unrestricted breathing, stimulating the immune function of the mucous membranes and preventing the common cold.

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EFFECTIVE FOR

a thorough cleansing of the nose and sinuses

relieving dry mucous membranes

decongesting a stuffed nose

prevention and treatment of recurring infections

prevention of the common cold

prevention and treatment of hay fever

HOW TO USE THE NETI POT

Fill the Neti Pot with pre-boiled, lukewarm water and natural sea salt or rock salt, it should be fine-grained and iodine-free. An ideal saline solution is 0.9%, that is, 9 grams of salt to 1 litre of water.

The best saline solution for you may vary, but half a teaspoon in 250ml is a good starting point. After using the Neti Pot a few times, you will find the mixture that is right for you. The solution should not burn in the nose. If it does, then reduce the quantity of salt. Water and salt should be well mixed, so that the salt concentration is distributed evenly in the solution.

Tilt your head forward and slightly to the side, over the sink, so that the nostril which feels more open, is on top. Open your mouth, place the spout of the pot slightly in the upper nostril and raise the pot until water runs out of the Iower nostril. Breathe through the open mouth, relaxed and easily. The mouth should remain open to avoid having the salt-water solution run down your throat. If some of the solution does run into the throat, it may be a little uncomfortable, but harmless.

When the pot is empty, blow gently and equally through both nostrils. With a tissue you can simply wipe your nose and blow again.

Repeat the procedure with the other nostril.

With very blocked nostrils, the water may have difficulty flowing. In this case, you can either change sides more often or use a decongesting nasal spray before the Neti Pot treatment.

The nasal irrigation should be done once a day.

Important: the Neti Pot should be thoroughly cleaned and dried after each use to avoid a build up of germs and bacteria.

WARNING - DO NOT USE IF:

acute inflammation of the mucous membranes or

acute sinusitis

nosebleed

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER

Products bought from Ruth White Yoga Products Ltd are used entirely at your own risk. Yoga is not a medical therapy and we advise that you always consult a qualified medical practitioner before undertaking yoga for its perceived benefits. Ruth White Yoga Products Ltd cannot be held responsible for consequential loses caused by the use of any of the products it supplies howsoever arising. Any person using equipment bought from Ruth White Yoga Products Ltd is personally responsible for learning the correct techniques involved, assumes all risks and accepts responsibility for any damages or injuries of any kind.

We recommend that you use the Neti Pot under the supervision of a qualified medical practitioner.