Using Liquids other than Salt Water in your Neti Pot!

Here are some examples of other nasal cleansing liquids which can be used:

Dugdha Neti - Neti with Milk

Using milk in the Neti pot, pre-warmed to body temperature, is suitable for those who may suffer chronic nose bleeds or those who initially find intense irritation from the use of salty water. Milk Neti can be done in instances where airborne chemicals or particles have already stripped and/or irritated the nasal lining, for example after sanding plaster or fibreglass. It is best done after a normal pot of warm salty water of Stages 1 and 2. The milk does not need to flow through from one side to the other as in the water methods. It only fills the ingoing nostril and is then withdrawn. Once from each side is sufficient. Milk Neti should not be done without qualified advice for your specific problem, and even then, it should not be done excessively.

Swamootra Neti - Using Ones Own Urine

The idea of pouring urine through your nose would be, for nearly everybody, a very strange concept! Here we will not be dealing with the subject in any detail, as this is a whole branch of yogic science, about which there are more complete texts. The principle of Swamutra Neti functions in the same way as that of Homoeopathy, where “the ingestion of like cures like”. The daily by-products of body metabolism such as urine, have within them tiny amounts of tell tale substances which indicate the condition of the body’s internal health. The smell and taste of urine, when used in Swamootra Neti, is a method of bio-feedback to the brain, which stimulates it to gradually reprogramme the body’s metabolism towards a better function with lesser toxic waste products. This has a very potent healing effect on many illnesses.

When learning Swamootra Neti, there are certain dietary guidelines which must be followed. To overcome any aversion to urine, one is eased into acceptance of the practice, by beginning with weak solutions and eventually moving towards full strength urine.

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