In ancient times, there
were very few but very effective techniques to prevent illness.
The approach was more towards prevention rather than cure. Everyone
practiced simple techniques like nasal wash, enema and yoga regularly.
Nasal irrigation prevented
illness caused through the sinus and respiratory passages, enema
prevented illness caused by toxic wastes that accumulate in the
intestines and yoga maintains a balance of strong mind and body.
The nasal irrigation
or wash has no side effects and costs nothing. Fresh water or saline
water is used as rinsing fluid. The solution must preferably be
Mucous creates a culture
medium for bacteria. The nasal irrigation or wash frees the nasal
mucous membranes of any congested secretions and mucous.
Accumulated dust particles
and other wastes efficiently removed by a simple wash. By nasal
irrigation, inflammation and infection are considerably reduced,
circulation and regeneration of the epithelia increased. Immunological
defensive condition of the patients is improved.
When nasal irrigation
is done on a regular basis, susceptibility to colds decreases considerably
in comparison with other people. It also helps people with allergies,
as the inflammatory mediators, which maintain the rhinitis (Inflammation
of the membranes of the nose), are washed away.