Nose Bleeds can happen
initially to those with high blood pressure, or those with extremely
sensitive, raw or irritated nasal lining. In such an event, one
should desist from the practice and seek guidance before continuing.
Teachers of the technique
should always enquire beforehand if the new practitioner has a history
of nose bleeds, and students should also think to volunteer this
information. Often those with chronic sinus problems, who have been
on cortisone medications for years, have such a history. Those who
work in chemically polluted environments may have them too, as can
“stress heads” and “worry warts” or those with high blood pressure.
In all cases, proceed
as per usual, but taking extra care on the following areas:
- Always use the purest water
and the purest salt.
- Never have the water too hot nor
- Never blow the nose hard when changing
sides or drying.
- Do not hang upside down when drying.
- Do not to do Neti more than once
daily without advice.
In the case of a nosebleed
during or after neti, one should cut back to alternate days or stop
doing neti until qualified advice has been sought. Milk Neti is
a good treatment for chronic nose bleeders, but advice should be
sought from a qualified person before doing it.