First it was SARS; then Avian and now the Swine
Flu! Wonder what’s next??
It seems – more than ever before – that the solution lies in
prevention OR to state more accurately, “creating the conditions for
Washing hands, wearing masks etc. are all right
but very limited in their approach. The first point of spread seems
to be clearly related to inhaling the virus through respiration and
ingestion in general.
It would make obvious sense to keep the respiratory system and nasal
linings primed up, so that the immunity cells lining the mucus
membranes are ready to face the onslaught at the first step.
The virus at the first stage is weak and our bodies ARE CAPABLE of
neutralizing it. But what happens is that our bodies are not working
at optimum capacities. The nasal linings themselves are accumulated
with dead cells and mucus that prevents the immune cells from
detecting the initial intrusion. With time, the virus multiplies –
in fact, faster by breeding on the dead mucus & cells - and by the
time the immune cells realize it, its too late & the immune system
The obvious thing – which
sadly, most people fail to understand – is to keep our defenses
alert at the first sign of intrusion. We really don’t have to do
much more; we’re blessed with a wonderful self preserving system,
which would take care once this is done.
Where does Jala Neti come in?
Jala Neti and the Neti
Pot, has been used increasingly over the years to keep sinus
infection away. It has had remarkable results as borne out by
various validations worldwide.
The principle remains the same – Neti keeps the nasal lings and the
deeper naso-pharynx linings primed up, preventing the settling and
multiplication of foreign viruses.
has had remarkable success on the sinus front as well as for various
disorders of the eyes, ears and throat. It remains a wonder why it
has not been adopted as regular a practice as brushing one’s teeth.
Perhaps, this latest scare would help people
try out the Neti Pot
for themselves and discover the age old truth of – “keeping one’s
own house in order to ward off the external threat”!!