(01-06-2015, 02:32 AM)AshSF Wrote: My body posture [with neti pot] wasn't correct. If you don't do it in the right way, it makes you more susceptible to sinus attacks. Also, I was doing it with cold water. Now I do it with lukewarm distilled water. There are multiple yoga related websites which describe the correct posture. You should google "neti technique" and read up.
Also, doing it 4x a day is overkill on a daily basis and may remove too much mucus. I only do it once a day.
If you are in the middle of an acute sinus infection, then 4x a day makes sense. I have never been able to control a sinus infection with antibiotics. I have always gotten a good result by aggressive Neti during acute sinusitis.
Thanks. Yes, normally I only use the neti pot once a day -- I've only increased it temporarily due to this infection.
What has really seemed to help in my case is putting my head under a towel tent over a pot of steaming water with some rosemary or eucalyptus oil 3 or so times a day. I started that yesterday afternoon, and it seemed to knock out the infection per se (headache, teeth ache, colored nasal discharge). I'm still blowing my nose a lot, but it seems much clearer. I'm not adverse to antibiotics, but tend to use them as a last resort. Some years ago I did a lot of freediving (breathhold skin diving without scuba gear) and became very familiar with ear/sinus issues of various kinds.