What is Oil pulling?

A simple and low cost treatment
to detoxify naturally

Oil pulling may be just what you need right know. All you have to do is swishing oil around in your mouth! It is a marvellous self-care tool - experience it yourself and see the benefits.

It has its roots in the traditional Ayurvedic Medicine where it is called kavala graha. Deepak Chopra, who brought Ayurveda to the western world mentions it in one of his books. Swishing oil in the mouth is said to remove toxins, bacteria and germs.

How does it work?

Over the night unhealthy bacteria and germs build up in the mouth which can have a negative impact on the whole body. Swishing oil removes these harmful substances. Further, swishing stimmulates saliva production which then mixes with the oil. It is said, that way it also pulls out toxins from the blood which circulate through the membranes of the mouth.

Benefits of oil pulling

Many reports are around that it has helped with ailments as diverse as restless sleep, headaches, migraines, arthritis, teeth and gum problems, sinus infections and eczema to name a few. Those are astonishing results for such a simple method as it is. Not everybody may get those amazing effects. Some of the above health problems may have been cured with a combination of oil therapy and other natural treatments.

Since it does not cost much and is easy to do, it is well worth a try any way. You may experience an overall health improvement. It has no side effect, except one. It is said to have a whitening effect on the teeth as well. Healthy Smile!

Instruction for oil pulling

Which oil to use

Two oils are traditionally recommended: sunflower oil or sesame oil. Other oils like olive oil seem not to be as effective or do not work at all. Whichever oil you choose, it should be cold pressed. Using an organic oil is not necessary but sure, it would be even better.

The right time and how often to do it

The practice must be done on an empty stomach. You have to do it every day at least once. The best time is in the morning before breakfast. You can do it up to 3 times a day, if you think you need it, but always on an empty stomach.

How to do it

Take one tablespoon of oil in your mouth. Move the oil around your mouth. Pull and swish the oil through your teeth. Do it for 15 to 20 minutes without swallowing it. The oil mixes with the saliva and turns into a white and thin liquid. When time is up, spit it out and rinse your mouth intensely with warm water and then brush your teeth.

Overcoming Gag reflex

If you do have problems with the gag reflex do not bother doing it 20 minutes. You still benefit from it. Keep doing it every day as long as you can. You may get used to it and the gag reflex lessens. Starting with only half a tablespoon of oil may help too.

When to expect health improvements

Generally, many people feel already first signs of progress after a few days. It really depends on your general health conditions. As it is with many other treatments and cures, the more severe the health problems are, the longer they take to be healed.

Personal note: My own experience with Oil Pulling

My own experience with oil pulling is surprising good. I often woke up in the morning with a hangover-like feeling in my head even through I have not been drinking. So I started it with organic cold pressed sunflower oil. I did it two times a day: first thing in the morning and in the evening before going to sleep. After a few days I could already feel a difference. I carried on for an other week and the hangover like feeling was gone.

Healthy Smile... :-)

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