"Few if any Western medical schools teach the use of the neti pot.
But Dr. Bradley Marple, the chairman of the rhinology and paranasal sinus committee
for the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, said
that nasal irrigation is a well-known remedy for various respiratory complaints.
“There are an estimated billion viral episodes of the upper respiratory tract a year,”
said Dr. Marple, a professor of otolaryngology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.
“Studies indicate that saline nasal irrigation is a highly effective,
minimally invasive intervention for people suffering from nasal issues,” Dr. Marple said.
“But it’s just not as sexy to talk about. People want to hear about surgery or antibiotics”,