Immediate effect of Jala Neti (Nasal Irrigation) on nasal peak inspiratory flow on healthy volunteers

Rani, R N (2018) Immediate effect of Jala Neti (Nasal Irrigation) on nasal peak inspiratory flow on healthy volunteers. Masters thesis, Government Yoga and Naturopathy Medical College, Chennai.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The use of nasal saline is deeply rooted in history. It has been practiced for thousands of years as part of Hatha Yoga, where it is called Jala Neti. Yogis use nasal cleansing, as well as cleansing of other areas, to attain a higher state of meditation, but practitioners also note advantages related to bodily health. On the physical level irrigation of the nasal mucosa removes accumulated mucus from the nostrils, associated passages and sinuses, allowing air to flow without obstruction. METHODS: Sixty healthy volunteers of age group between 18-25yrs will participate in the study. After obtaining informed consent, the selected individuals would be subjected to two practices of Jala neti. After the practice , the individuals are made to perform Jala neti( nasal irrigation) under the supervision of yoga Experts. After obtaining informed consent the nasal peak inspiratory flow is measured using nasal peak inspiratory flow meter. The collection of first data is before the practice, Second data is taken immediately after the procedure. RESULTS: The study group showed improved Nasal Inspiratory Flow Rate Immediately after the Practice of Jala Neti Procedure. INTERPRETATION AND CONCLUSION: Regular practice of Jala neti maintains healthy secretory and drainage mechanisms of the entire ear, nose and throat area. This helps to ward off colds and coughs, allergic rhinitis, hay fever, catarrh, and tonsillitis.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jala Neti ; Nasal peak Inspiratory flow ; Saline nasal irrigation.
Subjects: AYUSH > Yoga
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2018 10:03
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2018 10:03
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10176

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