Neither a nasal wash bottle, Neti Pot, nor any other form of manual nasal irrigation is capable of much more than rinsing the nasal passages. Although this is effective in removing pollen and other particulates, it is only marginally effective when compared to the comprehensive therapeutic benefits derived from pulsatile irrigation.
One other advantage with the pulsatile irrigator is that it delivers a consistent pressure generally lower than a hand squeezed upright bottle. Since the pressure varies based upon the degree of pressure being applied, I’ve heard from several patients that their ears get “plugged up” or that water “gets stuck up in my sinuses,” probably resulting from squeezing bottle too hard.
This device is utilized by many professional sports teams for the sinus health of their athletes. The New York Rangers hockey team, for example, is one of many who have had excellent results with their pulsating device program. The device has been endorsed by the National Hockey League Trainers Association and the National Basketball Trainers Association.