SinuPulse Elite Advanced Nasal Sinus Irrigation System review

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Sinusitis covers all symptoms of nasal inflammation or irritation of the sinuses cavities such as blocked or runny nose (infected mucous), sinus pain, headaches, fatigue, feeling lethargic. The SinuPulse Elite Advanced Nasal Irrigation system could provide a solution in more ways than one. It is approved by ear nose and throat specialists as it enables the sufferer to gently irrigate the sinuses in the comfort of their own home as and when nasal congestion symptoms occur, completely drug-free.

My history of nasal infections and irritation

I suffered a lot in the past from fairly frequent nasal infections and sinus irritation. I have narrow nasal cavities and I also developed hay fever at the age of 20 which added to the problem. I had tried a plethora of drugs, sprays, syrups and drops that really didn’t work for me.

I initially used this device after a septoplasty because it was recommended by my consultant surgeon to cleanse and prevent infection. I now continue to use it for routine irrigation which really helps my breathing. I can happily say that I don’t use anything else now to help me to breathe. Getting rid of the medicines has been a huge help, both physically and mentally, not to mention saving money on prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs.

A better form of sinus relief?

The SinuPulse Elite Advanced Nasal Sinus Irrigation System has been scientifically developed to be easy and comfortable to use, providing effective relief of the symptoms of sinusitis. It works by delivering measured amounts of a saline based solution into the sinus cavities to flush out thick, viscous, infected mucus and debris caused by allergens, bacteria, pollutants such as smoke, dust, pollen and perfumes. This improves the ability of the cilia (the microscopic hairs lining the mucous membrane which move the mucous and lubricate the linings) to work properly again thus providing relief from the discomforts associated with sinusitis.  It is, in our opinion, a technical marvel.

What does the SinuPulse come with?

The SinuPulse Elite Sinus Irrigation System is powered by mains electricity. It comes complete with everything you need including a measuring water tank, easy mix SinuAir sachets for the sinus rinse, a flow control system which enables the user to alter the flow rate,  flexible tip and mist spray tip attachments to vary solution delivery. The unique pulse control system delivers the solution at the rate for maximum benefit and comfort.

Additional items include throat and tongue cleaning tips for use with SinuSpray or Sinumist attachments. By using the throat irrigation system included, SinuPulse Elite can also be very effective in providing soothing relief for sore throats.

Benefits of the SinuPulse Elite nasal rinse system

Unlike other nasal congestion remedies, this system does not involve any drugs and therefore carries minimal risk of unwanted side effects. This is a huge benefit. Users of this device report:

  • rapid relief from nasal congestion, headaches, sinus pain
  • easier breathing
  • improved sleep
  • more energy
  • quicker recovery times from sinusitis and common colds.  

Regular use (one or two times per week) has been shown to reduce the likelihood of re-occurrence of sinusitis or other associated conditions.

For me, I am pretty much clear of nasal and sinus issues. Where this device also excels is during hay fever season, where I normally would be having a constant stream from my nose. A little ‘preventative maintenance’ ( irrigation twice a week) from the SinuPulse prevents any issues whatsoever.


The SinuPulse is not a cheap unit compared to a neti pot, but as an investment for years of proper breathing and sleep patterns it is unbeatable in what it does. It takes some getting used to at first, but once into a routine there is no substitute for its effortless performance.

Let me be clear,  this device won’t cure any nasal deformity or long-term condition, but it should ease symptoms in a professional, hi-tech and easy-to-use way.  It offers a drug-free method to combat improper breathing, stuffiness and general nasal congestion which I’d say is a brilliant investment. You’ll probably not have to buy another breathing product again.

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Disclaimer: This is an honest review of the SinuPulse Advanced Nasal Sinus Irrigation system. Neither I nor this website have received any incentive from the manufacturer in exchange for this review. I am a user of the Sinus Pulse system so I’m able to comment on its effectiveness and price. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Thumper Mini Pro2 massager review

thumper mini pro2 massager review

The Thumper Mini Pro2 massager is a truly remarkable piece of equipment. I first came across this device a long time ago on a visit to my Osteomyologist (specialist in manipulative therapy – combining chiropractic and osteopathic techniques). He uses this for patients who benefit from deep muscle tissue massage, in short a very large percentage of them.  I was very impressed by the way that the massage was vigorous yet controlled and asked if it was a professional tool or one that was available to buy to the public.

Basically, I found out this useful information….

Thumper Mini Pro2 and Sport massagers compared

The Thumper Mini Pro2 massager is recommended to those people in the business of muscle therapy and general or shiatsu massage.  If you are going to be doing continuous massages with it throughout the day then this is the one for you.  It has a decent size handle and is able to reach all areas of the patient without problems due to its long handle.  The motor has 3 speeds and is very strong.  That said, the gentle massage is very suitable for delicate areas such as ribcage.

I bought a Mini Pro 2 last year for myself after suffering chronic back pain.  My issue was a disc problem and the muscle relaxing done by this device enabled me to get to the root cause of the problem, giving the disc chance to heal naturally.  It is robust, user friendly and does the job fantastically well.

The Thumper Sport massager is a more versatile handheld massager for personal use.  It has the same power as the Mini Pro 2, but offers marginally better usability when self-massaging due to its long handle.  Measuring the two side by side, I can see that the Sport is some 6cm longer which means that I can more comfortably reach the middle of my back.

I have bought a Thumper Sport now for my daughter and she is more than happy with it, using it mostly on her lower back. She still uses my Thumper Mini Pro2 when she stays over but states that there’s no real difference in the end result for her.

Both units weigh 1.4kg which means they are easy for most people to hold and manipulate. A nice and long 3.7 metre power cord will obviously help when walking around a patient or person you are massaging.  The guarantee is 2 years but they seldom need attention, being one of the most robust and well put-together personal massagers out there.

The massage spheres gently hug your spine and the fine control of both units allows for easy massage of children and the elderly. For leg muscles that I find need a more vigorous massage the Thumper is more than capable too.

Whichever you choose, they are a stunningly well designed, professional piece of equipment that will withstand many years of use.

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Buckwheat pillow review

As someone who likes a cool pillow I was intrigued by the popularity of buckwheat pillows in countries like Japan. I visited there a few times on business and stayed in medium quality hotels but was very impressed by the sleep I had. Nothing special about the bed it seemed but the pillow filling is definitely not the type that we get in my country.  My translator stated that it was “buckwheat” and that it was very popular over there.

So off I trundled to try and get a buckwheat pillow from the usual shops here. No chance! It seems that they are still a specialist niche here so I ordered one from an online retailer and it arrived in 2 days.

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2 months on and I have to say I am very impressed.  Here are my findings:

Is the pillow hypo-allergenic?

Yes it is. Buckwheat hulls (also known as husks) are an organic product and they are often encased in a natural, unbleached Calico case so it’s about as good as it gets for allergy sufferers.

Are the husks noisy or not?

I was initially concerned that the noise from the hulls rubbing together would stop me from sleeping, but in fact it is very gentle sound, you could even say ‘soothing’.  The pillow is firm yet adapts to the shape of your head and you bizarrely find yourself awakening in the same position you fell asleep in. A sure testimonial to a good night’s sleep! This also means that the pillow isn’t noisy in use so no issues there.

Does it provide neck support?

Definitely the best pillow I have had for the support of head and neck. With other pillows I tend to sleep with my hand next to my face to prevent rolling, with this one I don’t.

Is a buckwheat pillow cool in use?

I like a cool pillow. It’s certainly not as cool as a Chillow or any other gel pad specifically for that purpose, but it does seem to allow air to circulate well. Unlike gel pillows though it maintains temperature rather than starting off very cold and ending up warm.

It is filled with buckwheat ‘hulls’ that are all various shapes and it’s this that allows the air to pass freely. The pillow remains the same temperature which leads to a good night’s sleep.

Can I sleep on my back or side with this pillow?

Certainly. I find that it adapts to the weight of your head but, importantly, supports the neck muscles whether lying on your back or side.

Can it relieve migraines and headaches?

I’m not a doctor! I imagine that any stress related headache would be eased by correct support while sleeping but it would be unfair to say this pillow is a ‘magic bullet’.

How do I setup this buckwheat pillow?

No real setup or maintenance involved. Add your standard pillowcase and shake so the hulls are evenly distributed. Job done!

Can buckwheat pillows reduce snoring?

Most definitely. My partner now has a buckwheat pillow and there have been some reduced decibels in our bedroom at night! The better support the pillow offers, coupled with the fact it maintains temperature effectively, means that it is as good as any of the anti-snore pillows we have tried in the past.

Is the cover washable?

Yes, it has a zip for removing the hulls and it is then machine washable at 40 degrees Centigrade. We wash all of our bedding at 60 degrees and it has not been an issue for this Calico case at all.


A great purchase at a price that’s not much more than a standard pillow. Trying to put a price on a good night’s sleep is difficult, we have tried so many sleep aids but this remains hands down the best ‘bang for your buck’ that we have purchased. Buy one, put a pillowcase on it and get your best night’s sleep ever!

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