But not anymore…
Looking back at my childhood, I used to suffer from common cold throughout the year. The frequency was such that the kids at school started making fun of me. Even my family had a hard time digesting the fact.
I was suffering from sinusitis. I always had trouble breathing. It was so bad sometimes that I had to breath through my mouth. My family used to tell me to close my mouth but how could I. It was difficult. I had to breathe somehow.
So I consulted various doctors. They asked me to go for X-Rays and take medicines. Nothing helped. Medicines hardly ever do.
This went on for the first 17 years of my life. Then my uncle came to the rescue with his magic trick.
He told me about the Neti pot and to do Jal Neti with it.
This is what a Neti pot looks like.
The process involves the following steps:
- You put lukewarm water and a pinch of salt in it.
- Tilt your head sideways.
- Insert the pipe into one of your nostrils.
- Open your mouth and breath.
- Let the water come out of the other nostril.
- Repeat the process on the other side.
Believe me. This is his magic trick. Just this act of a minute a day cured my sinusitis. My misery of common cold, cough, and headaches was reduced to a standstill. I was liberated.
All it took was a few days to see the change. And my condition improved drastically over a period of six months.
Now I don’t know what sinusitis feels like. No doctor was able to help me with it. When I told a doctor about this, he started laughing at my face and called it a regressive act not meant for modern society.
I don’t want to comment on what all these doctors did or didn’t do. But they failed miserably.
I am giving you this advice to try this technique if you are suffering from any one of the following:
- Common cold
- Nose blockage
- Irritation in the nasal passage
- Breathing issues
Remember to always clean the Neti pot. And use clean water that you drink.
You may find the pot in a drug store or online retailers.
There are no side effects. It’s completely safe. I have heard some people using it for more than six years. And I am one of them.
I even tricked my mother into using it for the past few months. Even she is reaping the benefits. It’s time that you start reaping the benefits too. It only takes a minute.
I want to remind you that the first few days will be difficult. It will be a bit painful. The water may not come out of the other nostril. But you keep at it. Two of my friends started this and they stopped after one try. The said it didn’t work for them.
How would it work? If you don’t let it work for you. You need patience. As I say any change in behavior takes time. This will also take time. Eventually, you will get used to it. Just try it for a week and then tell me about your experience.