Saturday, February 5, 2011

Alleviate Sinus Congestion/Stuffy Nose Due to Colds and Allergies

I have a terrific video on YouTube for this cold season to help alleviate congestion, sinus infections and colds. It uses a technique called irrigation. It's very easy and I show you two ways you can do it; using the store bought kit or the at-home method which works just as well. This is a wonderful treatment for relief from cold symptoms as well as allergies, but what do you do if you cannot get the water to flow from one nostril to the other as is shown because you are so stuffed up. Well, I have a natural suggestion for you because I am not one who uses over-the-counter medications. I always try to use the natural approach whenever possible as many of you know by now. Boil some water in a pot on the stove (I use a large pot that I cook pasta in). Once it's boiling, remove it and bring it to a table where you can sit in front of it. Place your face over the steam that rises out of the hot water. Place a towel over your head and the pot to help keep the steam in so it does just going out into the air. You've created your own little steam bath. Breath naturally and regularly and just let the hot steam go up into your nose. Do not breath deeply. Be very careful you don't get too close to the water at first because initially the steam is very hot. It's very easy to burn the inside of your nose or your eyes, so do sit far enough back in the beginning. Perhaps keep the towel partially open if you feel the steam is too hot. Just alter the position of your head and the towel until you feel comfortable. Much of this may depend on the size of the pot you are using. Within 5 minutes, the temperature of the steam becomes more comfortable and you can get a little closer to the pot. Keep a box of tissues nearby because you will need them. Once you have cleared your sinuses, then you can use the irrigation treatment I show you in the YouTube video and you should be able to get the water through. I promise you, you will feel so much better from it. Here is the YouTube link: Alleviate Congestion, Stuffy Nose Colds, Allergies & Sinus Infections with Nasal Irrigation/Wash

Take care and stay well,

1 comment:

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