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I feel like a new person!
on 7 February 2014
I only just bought this yesterday and I am completely in love! I had a very heavy cold recently which morphed straight into a full blown sinus infection. I was blowing out thick green mucus (sorry for the deets!), and my left cheekbone was agony- it felt like someone had punched me in the face. Even putting makeup on my face hurt. I also felt very listless, tired and drained of all energy. This had been going on for the last 2 weeks. I debated going to the doctors to get anti biotics but I really didnt want to. Ive had to take them many times in the past for my sinuses and they make me feel awful. They mess my stomach up and I was just fed up of having to deal with the after effects of them. In desperation, I scoured amazon and found this. I admit, I was skeptical. At first glance, I thought it seemed like hippy woo woo nonsense. But I was desperate. It arrived yesterday lunchtime and I thought, well, Ive got nothing to lose by trying.
I used the scoop to put in the recommended amount of salt, then I added 4 drops of oregano oil (it has very powerful anti-microbial properties). I filled it up to the line with boiled, luke warm water. Then I leaned over the sink, tipped my head to the side and the water goes gently in one nostril and trickles out of the other one. You breathe through your mouth for the duration. It felt a bit strange but it wasnt painful or uncomfortable in any way. I did both nostrils and then completed the "blacksmiths bellows" exercise which is recommended in the instructions. Oh. My. God. The effect was incredible. It was like breathing pure, clean, fresh mountain air. My nose felt completely oxygenated and clear- it was almost like being on a high. I completely understand why people use this to achieve mental clarity! My cheekbones still hurt so I proceeded to use the nose buddy twice more that same day. I then went to bed. This morning, I woke up completely pain free. I have to admit, I am kind of in shock- I just cannot believe that something so simple could offer such relief. I still have some residual mucus but now its clear, instead of green. I used the nose buddy again this morning and will continue to do so until the mucus has completely cleared. I think I will also use this daily, as a preventative for future sinus problems. I am SO glad I didnt resort to anti biotics- this is one of the best purchases I have ever made. If you have sinus problems, please, please try this before you resort to anti biotics- you wont regret it :)