The folowing video demonstrates with the use of a large nose prop, how neti clears the sinus passages.
Dr Oz goes on to discuss the type of water to be used which I disagree with. Personally I continue to use "body temp tap water".
As long as the water looks clean and is clorinated I think that's fine for me. Remember, Jala neti originated in India where the water is not so clean.
Also, I don't know about the baking soda mentioned, never tried it.
neti pot video tutorial
HOW TO USE
NOTE: The below information is for our new blue neti pots 350ml capacity.
1) Fill neti pot with luke warm purified water (approx 36°- 37°C) and stir in a small level
teaspoon (approx 3g) of non-iodised pure sea salt. Mix well.
2) Lean over the sink tilting your head to the right and slightly forward. Breath through
your mouth and gently insert the nozzle into the right nostril.
Pour into the nostril until the other nostril allows the solution to pass through freely
draining into the sink.
Repeat method with other nostril.
Then blow the nose.
Note: if suffering from congestion be patient and breathe through the mouth. Eventually
the solution will dissolve the mucous and slowly pass through other nostril.
If you experience any adverse reaction seek advice from your doctor.
ORIGINS OF THE NETI POT
The neti pot originated from the Ayurvedic and Yoga traditions of
The practice of nasal irrigationis known as Jala Neti.
Jala Neti is one of Ashtanga Yoga's purification methods known as Shatkarma.
Beneficial for Pranayama and keeping the nasal passages free of impurities.
AYURVEDA AND JALA NETI
In Ayurvedic medicine there are three elements of the body (or
Doshas) which need to be kept in balance - Vata (air), Pitta
(fire/heat), Kapha (water).
Cleansing with the neti pot corrects Kapha imbalances.