Toxins in your nasal cavity can lead to allergies, congestion, asthma, and general discomfort. Read on to learn five natural ways to clear nasal cavity toxins.
- Toxins and pollutants can clog your nasal passages.
- You can help clear your nasal cavities and breathe better by drinking an adequate amount of fluids, exercising, and resting.
- Salt therapy helps remove toxins, pollutants, and allergens from your nasal cavity.
Do you hate getting allergies or asthma flareups? Toxins and pollutants from a range of sources in outdoor and indoor air can clog your nasal cavity and make it more difficult to breathe. Allergens like pollen, pet dander, dust mites, mold, and a wide range of pathogens produce these microscopic toxins.
These allergens may lead to irritation and inflammation of your nasal cavity which often results in a buildup of mucus which can worsen respiratory conditions like asthma and cause allergies. It’s very important to regularly clear nasal cavity toxins to help prevent irritation and inflammation.
In this post, we’ll walk you through five natural toxin remedies that help to clear nasal cavities. Note that these methods aren’t one-time remedies, but rather things to do regularly to keep your nasal passages clean and clear.
Consistently drink an adequate amount of fluids
Drinking lots of fluids, especially water, helps thin mucous secretions and promote drainage, combatting symptoms like congestion and mucus buildup in your throat. Aim for at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.
According to a study by researchers from Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, drinking hot fluids is significantly better than drinking cold ones to thin mucus. The researchers also found that hot chicken soup helped to thin mucus the best when compared to hot and cold water.
Other foods and beverages that help you stay hydrated include broth, tea, and water-based fruits and vegetables like cucumbers. Not all liquids are good at clearing nasal cavities, though. Avoid liquids like caffeine and alcohol since they are dehydrating.
Get regular rest
You take the pressure off of your nasal cavity when you rest, which can speed up the recovery time from allergies. During sleep, the body releases hormones that encourage tissue growth. It also proliferates white blood cells that fight pathogens in your system.
Try to build a habit of going to sleep and waking up at consistent times. A consistent sleep schedule like this preserves your body’s circadian rhythm and improves sleep quality. Try not to consume large amounts of food before heading to bed since it can disrupt your sleep.
Sleep may not immediately clear toxins from your nasal cavities. The key is to get it consistently and you’ll see results in the long run.
Sleep with your head elevated
Staying well isn’t just about how much sleep you get, but how you sleep as well. If you sleep flat on your back, nasal congestion may increase.
Sleep with your head elevated to help combat allergy symptoms. This way relieves pressure on your sinuses, opens up your airways, and helps drain mucus from your nasal cavity. You can prop up your head using extra pillows or a recliner.
Physical activity increases circulation and may help reduce congestion in your nasal cavity. Plus, it increases your body’s core temperature and loosens mucus.
Routine exercise also helps your immune system proliferate white blood cells which fight off pathogens. In addition, when you exercise, you trigger the release of endorphins which are your body’s natural stress fighters.
Although exercise can help relieve congestion, you have to be careful. A blocked nose can affect your balance and coordination, making you feel dizzy. As a result, strenuous activities like weightlifting and running may not be a good idea. Also, avoid activities that require you to constantly lower your head as this will only put more pressure on your sinuses.
While experiencing allergies or a cold perform light exercises like taking a walk. That way you won’t stress your body but you can still enjoy the relieving benefits of exercise.
Yoga, meditation, and other deep breathing exercises may also be helpful here. They can help reduce the pressure and discomfort that comes with allergies.
Try a salt therapy routine
Salt therapy helps effectively clear toxins from your nasal cavity so you can start breathing easier. It’s also helpful for easing asthma symptoms.
Also known as halotherapy, salt therapy involves breathing in minuscule, antimicrobial dry salt particles that penetrate deeply into the respiratory tract and through the skin. Salt has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties, and breathing it in can improve allergy and asthma symptoms by getting rid of toxins from your respiratory system. Salt therapy also supports your immune system, making your body stronger to fight off diseases.
Several peer-reviewed research findings back up these claims. For instance, in a study of patients with certain chronic allergenic respiratory pathologies and infectious-inflammatory pathologies, those who did halotherapy showed a decreasing pattern of inflammation, better breathing, and less sensitivity to triggers.
Another study revealed that between 72 – 87% of people with nasal issues experienced relief with halotherapy. And, 90% of people with acute sinusitis experienced significant mucosal reduction after two or three sessions.
Salt therapy can help ease allergies and asthma and it’s also a relaxing experience that can help you unwind and Breathe Easy™.
How The Salt Suite® can help
The Salt Suite® offers salt therapy to cleanse your nasal cavities. You can choose between a 45-minute session in a state-of-the-art salt cave or a quick 15-minute session in a salt booth. In each session, halogenators grind and distribute dry salt into the atmosphere as you relax and recline in a comfortable chair.
We offer your first session free in select locations. Get in touch with us to learn more about what we offer. Feel free to ask any questions you’d like, especially if it’s your first time doing salt therapy.