This blog is #16 in a series of blogs in the form of questions or statements about a health issue and answers. These are in the typical format used when doctors take tests.

Question #16

Saline nasal irrigation is thought to originate in which of the following medical cultures?

  1. Allopathic medicine (traditional western medicine)
  2. Ayurvedic medicine
  3. Homeopathy
  4. Osteopathy

 

That’s correct! #2.

Neti pots for nasal irrigation have been used for centuries in India as a part of Ayurvedic medicine. 

My Vive. Let’s don’t forget that medical interventions have been used for as long as there have been humans on earth. Of course, we have made many improvements in how we can care for people over the years. But, some of the oldest interventions are just as good or better than anything new we have developed. And, the older ones can oftentimes have a lot less side effects.  

“Got a revolution. Got to revolution.”