SinuPulse Elite Advanced Nasal Sinus Irrigation System
The SinuPulse Elite was developed and engineered in Switzerland to be the best, most advanced sinus and nasal irrigation system in the world complete with state-of-the-art electronics and Intellipulse technology. Featuring a patented SinuMist function it is the only irrigator capable of delivering both a gentle pulsating mist spray for soothing relief and a more thorough pulsating rinse to cleanse the sinuses and massage the nasal cilia to their normal, healthy state. With the pulsating atomizer spray and pulsating cleansing rinse it really is like having two units in one! The SinuPulse Elite is a soothing drug free device to relieve symptoms caused by sinus infections, sinusitis, allergies and the common cold including: post nasal drip, cough, congestion, sinus headaches, and irritated nasal passages. Recommended by leading health care professionals pulsating irrigation is supported by published medical reports. The SinuPulse Elite advanced features include: state-of-the-art Micro Touch power button, electronic LED display, fully adjustable pressure and pause control on handle, hypo allergenic design, calibrated pulse rate, quiet operation, measurement scale, hi-capacity water tank with hygienic cover, soft color coded nasal tips for family members, and sinus treatment information. "I recommend the SinuPulse Elite from Health Solutions Medical Products. Our team has been using their sinus irrigation products as part of our regular healthcare regimen. We have found the products help our players that suffer from allergies and sinus problems." Gary Vitti, 6X NBA World Champion Head Athletic Trainer of the Los Angeles Lakers. Bonus Offer: Now includes 2 Throat Irrigator Tips with Tongue Cleaner attachment for enhanced breath control (mist spray and rinse)
- Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 5 x 6 inches ; 2.4 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
- Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
- ASIN: B001CWT4JI
- UPC: 892773001137
- Item model number: SP100
I Wish I Had Tried the SinuPulse Sooner!
I have done this off and on for years using a bulb syringe, a neti pot, and then the plastic squeeze bottle. I felt like the daily irrigation was doing nothing and I was still getting sinus infections. Plus, I kept getting fluid in my ears. So I resorted to just using the irrigation when I did get a sinus infection.
I happened to be talking to another nurse and she suggested I try a pulsating irrigator. I had seen the Grossan irrigator before, but thought, “What could it possibly do for me that the others do not?” I also thought, “I am willing to try anything.” So I went to order it online and that is when I saw the SinuPulse. At this time, I didn’t know which product to try since they cost the same and seemed to do the same thing.
I called and spoke with a service rep at Health Solutions. I was impressed that he took so much of his time to talk to me. He explained to me what the SinuPulse did. He emphasized how the SinuPulse sends a gentle but leveraged pulsating saline rinse into the nasal passages and lower sinuses. This pulsating action is more effective at removing debris because it can penetrate and get into more areas of the sinuses than a simple nasal wash product like a neti pot or bottle. It also helps to break down biofilm, massage the mucosa, and helps restore the function of the cilia. (The cilia are the microscopic hairs which naturally move debris from the sinus passages.)
I think the SinuPulse is well designed. The unit has no latex or rubber which is great for me since I am sensitive to these materials. The plastic is antimicrobial. The unit holds about 1 liter of solution. In addition to the nasal irrigation tip, there is an atomizer. I do not see this feature on the grossan product. By using this tip, you can administer a fine spray of saline into the sinus cavities. This is much more effective than using a saline spray bottle to keep your nose moist. You can also use it to administer medications or other rinses much more effectively than a simple spray. (I would consult with your physician about what solutions you can use with the atomizer.) When I have a sinus infection, I will use Pulmicort Respules, a steroid used for asthmatics in a nebulizer. (They inhale it.)
Besides the nasal irrigation tips, there are two for the throat. I didn’t think I would use them. But I did and it helped tremendously. I sometimes get a nagging cough even though my sinuses feel clear. I guess there is still a fine layer of post nasal drip even after you irrigate the sinuses. It also has the atomizer tip to administer a fine mist your throat as needed.
When I first got the SinuPulse I had just finished a course of antibiotics for a sinus infection. But as usual, the sinus infection was not completely gone. I figured I would be on yet another course of antibiotics soon. Instead I tried the SinuPulse and within a week, the sinus infection was completely gone.
The other nice feature is the adjustable pressure. There is a knob to adjust the strength of the water pressure. With the sinus infection, my ears were starting to feel full. So I just irrigated my sinuses on the lowest setting. My ears did not get worse, in fact they cleared up since I was able to still irrigate my sinuses. In the past I would not irrigate my sinuses because it would just make my ears worse.
I am still amazed at how much clearer my sinus passages are after using the SinuPulse. I cannot believe how much better I feel. When I had the sinus infection, I used over a liter twice a day to irrigate my sinuses. Now I am in maintenance mode and use just 500cc twice a day.
I still use medication. One medication I use is Astelin, a nasal spray. Now when I use it after irrigating, the medication does not drip back out of my nose like usual. I’m guessing my sinus passages are clearer and the medication is covering more surface area.
I have been lazy and skipped irrigating my sinuses, but I find myself needing to irrigate my sinuses. Like most everyone, it is a hassle to irrigate your sinuses no matter what you use. But for the first time, I feel like this product is working, so I am using it.
I have noticed I have used less decongestants and expectorants too. I just haven’t needed them. Knock on wood, I have not had a sinus related headache since I started using it. I tend to get many headaches along with the sinusitis.
You do need to get a system down and when you do, it only takes minutes and is very easy to use. It is not messy like the neti pot or squeeze bottle. With those, I would always get water everywhere including the mirror.
The true test will be how I do over time. I usually get a sinus infection about every 2-3 months. So, I’ll have to see how I do especially with the cold and flu season approaching. At least now, I feel like I have some control over my situation and do not feel like I will have to suffer so much from sinus infections!
When I think of what one sinus infection costs, the SinuPulse is nothing. I have down time because I feel so awful. Then I end up spending money for at least one or two doctor visits, antibiotics, and sometimes a CT scan.
However, the rep at Health Solutions, told me to try the saccharin test. To do this, you place a little powder sweetener (like Sweet N Low) just inside your nose up against the septum and time how long it takes for you to taste the sweetener in the back of your throat. The first time I tried it, I never tasted it even after two tries and over one hour. Although, I did have a sinus infection still. I repeated the test about a week after the infection was gone and could taste the sweetener at 22 minutes.
I did look on the internet for information about the saccharin test. It is an easy way to test the “mucociliary” function in the nasal and sinus cavities. I plan to use this test to monitor my progress with the SinuPulse.
Some reviews I have read about the other irrigator claimed it can wear out early from the exposure to saline. The SinuPulse comes with a two year warranty. So I was not worried about investing in this product.
The SinuPulse comes with a certificate of medical necessity that can be completed by any physician for possible insurance reimbursement. Apparently many insurance companies will cover some of the cost and reimburse.
I highly recommend the SinuPulse to anyone who suffers from sinus problems. I think children could use it too as long as they are supervised.
Great results! You won’t regret buying it
I’ve suffered with nasal congestion all my life. This product is an essential treatment.
It’s funny, we wash our hands regularly, change the oil in our cars and vacuum our floors but most people never think to clean of the most used and vital parts of our body – our airways and nasal passages!
So, with all that said, I decided to take a chance and order the SinuPulse Elite. What is eighty bucks after all, when I’ve spent thousands over the years on other solutions? I have used a neti-pot before, and it worked well. But the use of the neti-pot was cumbersome for me, and I didn’t do it on a regular basis (which is probably the main reason it wasn’t as effective as it should be).
The SinuPulse Elite is one of the best products I’ve ever used. Why? Well, first it’s been almost four months and I passed through the holidays without a sign of a cold, sinus infection or anything else. This was all the while living with others who were very sick and passing things back and forth. Not only that, I can breathe throughout the day well even without my normal allergy medicine (I have not dared to stop taking it on a regular basis, I just base this upon the days I forgot to take it).
Why is it better than a neti-pot for me? Well, for one, it goes into my upper sinus cavity, whereas the neti-pot simply doesn’t begin to approach rinsing out my entire sinus cavity. The SinuPulse Elite, gets my sinuses so well, that sometimes I retain the saltwater well into the day and upon moving my head in the wrong direction – the final amount of saltwater is released. Gross? Yeah, I guess – but it’s a good thing. It’s a small price to pay for something that works so well. Also, it simply doesn’t take as long to use as a neti-pot. I use it on full strength, one packet and switch between the nostrils throughout the cleaning. It takes no time flat to do it every day.
Also, the salt that is refined into the powder is very, very, very fine. While I’ve bought replacement saline packs from the grocery and pharamacy, they aren’t as refined (the chunks of salt are bigger), which creates a small amount of irritation sometimes. So, I’ve gone back to buying and using their branded packets.
The product itself is plastic, and doesn’t seem like it will hold up to years of use and abuse. However, whenever it dies I plan on just buying another one.
This is my first real written review on Amazon. But, the quality of life it has given to me was reason to write this review and give it five stars. I don’t work for them, but I think it’s the best product on the market for people suffering from allergies and sinus problems, like me.
A big thumbs up all around
I decided on the Sinupulse almost out of desperation, it is not cheap but I was at my wits end. Since using it I have felt better than I have in years. I am sorry I did not begin earlier I could have saved myself a lot of money and countless miserable days. It is also a relief to feel like you have regained some control and are not at the mercy of one doctor after another and the countless drugs they recommend none of which seemed to offer much help.
I like the large water tank that holds plenty of saline so you don’t have to refill. Decide where you want the pressure control knob on the unit set, I like it on high. Turn on the unit and have your finger on the pressure control button on the handle and then you can adjust the pressure and even stop the flow altogether right at your finger tip by simply how hard you press the button. Having an additional pressure control button on the handle really makes it easy to use.
On a side note, the customer service is great, answered all my questions, and provided me with a lot of useful information that I have used in my daily routine like using alkalol and making use of the pulsating spray tip with products like grape seed extract or Xylitol which has been very helpful. They can help with reimbursement forms and offered to send me a couple of free tips for other family members. The extended warranty on the product is great as I hear these things can be finicky. My Sinupulse has been problem free but I have no doubt from the level of service I have received this company is one of the good ones. The combination of a product that works from a company that actually cares about customer satisfaction gets a big thumbs up from me and is not easy to find these days where customer service is nonexistent.
Best natural relief for chronic sinus problems
I have been using the SinuPulse for some time and can personally attest to just how effective it is. It not only controls allergy and sinus symptoms it targets the source of the problem. The machine itself is simple and easy to use. The pulsating rinse maximizes the cleansing benefit, removes bacteria, and helps to restore the natural mucous function needed for healthy sinuses. Since using the SinuPulse I have been able to control my allergy and sinus problems without drugs. I irrigate regularly and recommend its use to just about anyone with allergy and sinus problems especially those that are experiencing recurrent infections, nasal congestion, sinus headaches, and post nasal drip. The relief can be dramatic. It is also a great tool to help prevent infections during the cold and flu season.
Richard Pego M.D.
Love this product!
Update*****8/4/2012. After someone suggested to me that I might have a food allergy, I started eliminating foods and found I was highly intolerant to wheat. I stopped eating gluten (which wasn’t easy) and now my SinuPulse System is collecting dust underneath my bathroom sink! I feel like I have my life back! Just wanted to pass this info on in the event it could help someone else!
Amazing and Disgusting
The sensation feels like when you turn upside down in a swimming pool, as you feel pressure in your upper nasal cavity, but instantly goes away when you are finished using the machine. You are able to breathe through your mouth so no need to fear choking on water. I initially held my breath thinking I might choke on water, but that was not the case.
I used distilled water and the saline pack supplied. After blowing the water out of my nose had the air smelling slightly like bleach to me. It went away in about 5 minutes.
This might not be something you would want to do in front of your new boyfriend or girlfriend, unless they are in need of a diet, as the sight of it might curb one’s appetite. When you blow your nose after using this machine is to discover a whole new world that your finger has been missing out on. A great product for those of us who cannot get the job done the old fashion way. This machine is a great pipe cleaner, and you will be looking at your tissue as though it was the winning lotto ticket. Absolutely disgusting but worth it!
My nose remained absolutely clear for about an hour before the new residents moved in. If you use a CPAP machine then you will like this machine. If your nose is constantly stuffy then you will like this machine, but you cannot use it if your nose is entirely clogged. It would be the same as flushing a clogged toilet, as the water will flow the wrong way, and the flea buffet still remains. However, if you have repeated sinus infections and problems breathing at night then you will be happy with this product.
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