That little gadget described above is known as a "netty pot".< /p>

Interestingly enough, the "netty pot" is not necessary to perform a successful nasal wash. The technique itself is derived from traditional chinese medicine.

The next time you are taking a hot shower, cup your hands to catch the water, and gently inhale some of the water into your nose.

Continue to inhale until you feel the urge to cough and/or sneeze. Some of the water may be trickling down the back of your throat at this point.

This may sound uncomfortable, but it really isn't compared with the effectiveness and relief brought on by this technique.

Now you may either cough or blow the water out of your nose. A significant amount of mucus will be expelled. You can repeat this process until your sinuses feel cleared and your ability to breathe has improved.