Drugless Sinus Relief
with the Pulsatile Sinus Irrigator Tip
Most upper-respiratory problems including sinus infections & allergies are related to poor function of nasal cilia, tiny hairs in the mucous membranes that act to remove pollutants and contagions. Most drugs and sprays treat such problems symptomatically. Some drugs kill the bacteria for the moment, but don’t improve the body’s long-term ability to fight contagion. Pulsatile nasal irrigation, however, provides drugless sinus relief by improving ciliary function. The basis of your body’s natural defense against upper-respiratory problems – cilia – work better. *Medically Proven*. Regular irrigation not only makes you feel well for the moment, it improves your long-term susceptibility to sinus disease.
Instructions for Use:
Add one teaspoonful of salt to the basin to get the correct concentration (we prefer non-iodized salt because some people are sensitive to iodine). Fill the basin with warm water, about 27 ounces or 800 cc. Attach the nasal irrigator. Turn on and adjust the pressure so that if you point the irrigator straight up in the air, the stream is about one inch high. Hold the Water Pik® by the little knob on the end, this acts like a lever. Place in one nostril, bend over the sink, and turn the device on. The saline goes through one nasal chamber and out the other. After about a minute, switch sides. Use about 1/3 of the basin, or until the saline return is clear. The device is designed not to work if the nose is completely obstructed. The saline goes through the sinuses and removes purulence and bacteria. The pulsation restores cilia to normal. Rinse the machine thoroughly to remove the salt after use. For most nasal and sinus conditions daily irrigation in this manner for 10 days will restore the cilia to good function. There is some evidence that the use of the irrigator in the nose may be helpful to restore the cilia of the chest. Certainly the chest is helped by removing purulence and bacteria from the nose and sinus. Sometimes asthma is caused or aggravated by pus in the nose so using the irrigator to remove nasal sinus purulence is good medicine. Now that so many bacteria have become antibiotic resistant, using the pulsating irrigation early in an infection can help prevent the need for antibiotics.
Notes: In cases where cilia are absent or non-functional as in cystic fibrosis, the irrigation tends to act as a substitute for normal cilia.
Benefits of Pulsatile Irrigation:
- Washing with saline removes certain virus products, making less work for the body’s natural immune and disease-fighting systems.
- With a cold, the mucus of the nose thickens. This impairs the nasal cilia movement that is needed for health. With irrigation, the thick mucus is removed and is replaced by thin saline. This allows the cilia to move again to defend the body.
- Pulsation moves the cilia back and forth, which helps restore normal movement of the cilia.
- Warm saline encourages blood flow to the sinus and nasal passage linings. Saline is good for the nose; it keeps the nasal and sinus tissues moist and helps the nose to heal.
- Anyone can irrigate their own sinuses. With the Water Pik® and the Grossan Sinus Irrigation Tip you don’t need any special training. We even have 5 year old kids doing it all by themselves! All you need to do is to mix a teaspoon of salt in water, add it to the Water Pik®, and turn it on.