Check out the amazing 3D Animation which accurately illustrates how Naväge works! You can also view more detailed videos about Naväge Nasal Care and the process of nasal irrigation on our How-To Videos page.
In short, here's how Naväge works: In one nostril, around the back of the nose, and out the other nostril. For most people, this takes less than 30 seconds! This is made possible by gentle suction, powered by a precisely engineered, miniature diaphragm pump that draws the irrigant from the upper tank, through the nose, and into the lower tank.
Long version: Saline enters the nose through one nostril, flows to the back of one side of the nasal cavity, makes a U-turn at the posterior margin of the nasal septum (that's the gap between the rear edge of the nasal septum and the rear wall of the nasal cavity), flows back through the other side of the nasal cavity to the front of the nose, and then out the other nostril.
The beauty of Naväge is it's so easy to change the direction of flow, either from left-to-right or from right-to-left. The nasal dock rotates freely in both directions as shown in the picture below. When you rotate the nasal dock 180 degrees, the saline will flow in the opposite direction. This can make a significant difference with respect to the ease of flow and speed of an irrigation cycle. The direction that works easiest and fastest for you will depend on your own personal nasal anatomy.
We recommend that for best results you change the direction of flow on a regular basis. Even though most users find that Naväge flows faster in one direction than the other, the best practice is to reverse direction at least once a week.
Nasal irrigation is clinically proven to help: Provide safe, non-drowsy, drug-free relief from allergies such as pollen, mold, dust, and pets;
Provide relief from sinus congestion, runny nose, sneezing, stuffiness, post nasal drip, sinus headaches, and itchy nose.
The bottom line: If you irrigate regularly you will rely less on other medications, make fewer trips to the doctor, breathe better through your nose, snore less, sleep deeper, and feel and be healthier. Clean Nose, Healthy Life™!