Q: Does Oil Pulling work ? Oilpulling method seems to be so simple, and I am skeptical?
Yes, oil pulling works. You are not alone, we were also skeptical about this too. Skepticism always leads to a healthy approach to scientific inquiry, so we are all for it! What’s “too easy” about OP is only the false notion that it’s a panacea and that you can cleanse away all dental problems. Pulling oil is a powerful tool, but we have to recognize that diet and nutrition, and also deeper inherited pre dispositions and even emotional issues can impact dental health.
Q: Does OP work by killing germs in the mouth?
OP doesn’t work simply by killing germs; it aids in the cleansing flow of fluids through the microscopic tubules of the tooth, in the proper direction. When that flow is reversed, as it often
is when nutritional status is poor, toxins are allowed to flow into the tooth, and important minerals are kept out.
Q: How do these oils extracts toxins?
What you’re drawing out is not only toxins from the mouth but from deep within crevices between teeth and gums and from within the many small tube-like structures inside the teeth, which can build up in those areas and are not usually being eliminated. But OP goes even beyond this. Ayurveda recognizes the subtle energy properties of oils and the importance of the tongue with its connections to all the internal organs. Each area of the tongue is connected to a specific organ/meridian system. The OP then stimulates these systems to naturally detoxify.
Also, a few thousand years ago, Ayurveda found that swishing oil in the mouth would eliminate“ama” (toxins), and the research that Dr Karach did validates that in more modern terms.
Q: Why do you recommend rinsing with warm salt water after Oilpulling?
The warm water dissolves the salt, but also warmth is applying the law of similars to any inflammatory conditions in the mouth, which Dr. Hahnemann discovered is the curative principle in nature. Salt is a great anti-microbial agent without disrupting the balance of healthy flora. So when toxins are being expelled through oil pulling, salt is a simple and easy way to clean the mouth, and it also soothes inflammations. It’s not necessary as long as tooth brushing with soap follows the oil pulling, but I include it in the regime anyway.
Q: How long will it take before I sense visible benefits of oil pulling?
It’s different for each person. Many people notice that their teeth feel cleaner even after the first time, and that provides the motivation to stick with it, even if you don’t notice other benefits right away. People who are generally healthy might not notice too much, but the OP can be preventing potential teeth and gum problems.
Who can Practice oil-Pulling Therapy?
Everybody above the age of five years can practice. For children of five years and above use only a teaspoon (five ml) of oil for Oil Pulling Therapy. Oil Pulling Therapy with dentures should remove them and practice. A woman can practice Oil Pulling Therapy during periods and also pregnancy.
What is the best time to practice Oil Pulling Therapy?
Ayurveda advised Oil Pulling Therapy in the morning after brushing teeth and cleaning tongue on an empty stomach. Dr. Karach advised Oil Pulling Therapy before breakfast on an empty stomach. One hour after drinking water or tea or coffee or liquids in the morning but before breakfast. The best time is when you do not feel well for any health problem do Oil Pulling Therapy on an empty stomach.
How much time gap is required to eat or drink after Oil Pulling Therapy?
After doing Oil Pulling Therapy, wash your mouth, and then you can eat or drink and no time gap is required.
What other Oils can be used for Oil Pulling Therapy?
Dr. Karach had suggested refined Sunflower Oil. Sesame Oil was prescribed in Ayurveda texts for Oil Pulling Therapy. Both oils worked well in curing health problems. Some found sesame oil better. Other oils have been used by some practitioners on their own, and they did not report desirable results to enable me to recommend. Some other oils may be suitable for particular problems, but I do not recommend for daily practice.
The quantity of 10 ml of oil is too little for Oil Pulling Therapy. Can we do with 20 ml of oil?
When we do Oil Pulling Therapy, the entire oil should become thin, like water and no oily feeling should be left. When that happens, we would have utilized the entire oil for the purpose of Oil Pulling Therapy. This happens within 15 to 20 minutes for most of the Oil Pulling Therapy.
If the quantity is increased, it takes more time to become watery and white and many would not like to spend more time on pulling. Spitting when it is still oily is a waste of oil and a feeling of freshness does not come which is not desirable. If you feel a few ml of more oil is required to try, there is no harm. This is also the reason for suggesting only five ml of oil for children.
Can we do any other work while doing Oil Pulling Therapy?
No. It is advised to do Oil Pulling Therapy slowly, chin up preferably in sitting position, to see that oil pulled through teeth and touches all portions of the mucous membrane in the oral cavity.
Is there any difference in the practice of Oil Pulling Therapy for Acute and Chronic diseases?
Acute diseases will be cured in two to four days by practicing Oil Pulling Therapy three times a day on empty stomach, before breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chronic diseases need more time may be up to one year or more depending on the condition of disease, age, habits, state of general health of the person, etc.
What problems arise during Oil Pulling Therapy?
(a) Oil does not become watery or thin even after 30 minutes, and it appears the oil is being absorbed and it reduces in quantity
(b) Nose block due to accumulation of mucus
(c) Sneezing and coughing
(d) Phlegm in the throat gets loose and comes into the mouth
(e) Urge to pass urine or stools.
(f) Oil does not become watery because there is inadequate salivation and mouth is dry. In most cases, it happens in the morning and some cases evening also. Under normal circumstances oil will not get absorbed in the mouth. The main reason is the lack of adequate salivation due to lack fluids in a body. In all such cases, you must drink two or three glasses of water, go for a walk of 30 to 45 minutes and do Oil Pulling Therapy after returning.
(f) To avoid nose block during Oil Pulling Therapy wash, clean and blow your nose before starting Oil Pulling Therapy. Slowly blow out a nose to clear while holding the oil in the mouth. Repeat if necessary as you continue Oil Pulling Therapy.
(g) Sensation/irritation may cause sneezing or coughing while doing Oil Pulling Therapy. Do Oil Pulling Therapy slowly in a relaxed state to avoid such an irritation. StOil Pulling Therapy pulling and relax as irritation or sensation to sneeze is felt. It will subside. You can sneeze or cough while holding oil in a mouth. If you have to sneeze or cough through mouth do it in the sink or some such place to avoid oil driblets spray all over or cover mouth with tissue paper.
(h) If phlegm comes into the mouth, making pulling inconvenient, spit and do pulling with fresh oil again.
(i) The urge to urinate or pass stools will arise only if you have not gone through natures calls before Oil Pulling Therapy. In all cases of urge to pass stools or urinate during Oil Pulling Therapy, the best is to relax on the commode and do Oil Pulling Therapy.
How long will it take to cure a particular disease?
How long it takes to cure a particular disease is difficult to specify because it depends on the age, state of health and disease, food and other habits, etc. of each person. Dr. Karach, however, said that chronic diseases may take a year whereas acute diseases can be cured in 2 to 4 days. Practice until the original strength, freshness, calm sleep, good appetite and good remembrance are back again.
How does Oil Pulling Therapy Cure/Heal Diseases?
Dr (med.) Karach the author of Oil Pulling Therapy said: “The oil therapy heals tooth pain totally. Obvious results are re-fixing of loose teeth, stOil Pulling Therapy bleeding gums and whitening of the teeth.
Oil Pulling Therapy is called “KAVALA GRAHAM” in the Ayurveda texts. In Charaka Samhita sutra sthana chapter, it is given: by Oil Pulling Therapy with til-taila (sesame oil) teeth are not affected with cavities, and they become firm rooted. Teeth pain and sensitivity to sour items will be healed and one will be able to chew the hardest items.
Those who have given their experience are given in Specific diseases under Teeth and inTestimonies give the results of Oil Pulling Therapy the effect on solving teeth problems. One amazing result of Oil Pulling Therapy is fixing loose teeth which no dentist can do.
From the experiences you can see that Oil Pulling Therapy will relieve your tooth pain, removes infection, reduces further decay, reduces/eliminates sensitivity of teeth and fixes loose/shaky teeth.
From the above you can draw a parallel to existing methods of cure by doctors in that Oil Pulling Therapy is analgesic in relieving pain, antibiotic in eliminating infection, anabolic in fixing loose teeth, reduces sensitivity of teeth like sensodant and also ensures oral hygiene. Oil Pulling Therapy makes this possible by its influence on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems towards a state of balance-is health-from an unbalnced state-ill health.
In a similar way Oil Pulling Therapy will cure/heal headaches, migraine, sneezing, cold and some pains in a few days or doing Oil Pulling Therapy few times one after another. Hangover will be relieved within two or three times of doing Oil Pulling Therapy in the morning. These also can be experienced in a few days. Judge Oil Pulling Therapy from your experience.
In a similar manner Oil Pulling Therapy cures all other diseases and the time taken will be different for each person.
Are there any reactions and can the medicines be used and /or continued?
Normally there are no reactions, and the curing is smooth, gentle and pleasant. Some times in some cases, there might be an aggravation-worsening of a disease. At such times, there is nothing to worry. Aggravation of the disease is a sure sign of cure. In case the aggravation is not tolerable you may stOil Pulling Therapy for few days or take any medicine for relief and then continue Oil Pulling Therapy.
If medicines are being used, gradually reduce their intake as you find improvement with the practice of Oil Pulling Therapy and finally stOil Pulling Therapy and continue Oil Pulling Therapy to fully eradicate the disease from the body. In case of any chronic disease, if you are taking medicines regularly and do not wish to reduce chemical medicines Oil Pulling Therapy will not be effective in curing your chronic disease but will certainly reduce the side effects of the remnants of chemicals drugs.
Dr Karach said: some peOil Pulling Therapyle in whom various illnesses are simultaneously manifest, an apparent worsening of condition is possible. This is due to primary infection first being depleted, causing secondary infections to dominate temporarily. After a few days secondary infection will disappear while another may be stimulated into activity. Such symptoms are usually apparent in persons suffering from chronic or terminal illnesses. Under these circumstances
Under these circumstances Dr Karach recommends that the affected person steadfastly continues the treatment even if fevers are initiated. Dr Karach maintains just when these symptoms appear the oil treatment will facilitate rapid healing. Should the treatment be broken for one reason or another the overall effects will be slowed down? For these reasons, Dr Karach maintains that an apparent worsening of health is an excellent sign that disease is progressively being removed from the body.
Examples of reactions: –
(a) Itching of the skin during infection and inflammation of an injury or wound and the same itching may be present in an aggravated manner during cure of the wound/injury.
(b) A bone breaks due to an accident. The pain at the time of setting is more severe and also during the process of healing.
Advice on how to deal with healing reactions
Do Oil Pulling Therapy as usual or increase to two or three times a day or even stOil Pulling Therapy for a few days depending on the severity and your reaction?
Take medicine under the advice of a doctor for a minimum period, for relief and continue Oil Pulling Therapy after the reaction is over.
It is not necessary that there will be healing reactions for all cases. Most of the cases are chronic and the patient has been suffering for long and possibly under treatment. Healing reaction appears more severe and one gets the feeling that disease is aggravating. At such time one is inclined to stOil Pulling Therapy Oil Pulling Therapy, do not stOil Pulling Therapy but continue Oil Pulling Therapy. This is a sure sign before cure. Recognize it as a reaction and continue Oil Pulling Therapy and you will be cured with in a short time and you will know the state of disease free health which makes you happy.
Excerpt from a User Experience :
A month into my oil pulling experiment, I remain an open-minded skeptic. Having stuck to my new regimen every morning before breakfast, except on forgetful weekends or when traveling, I am now a seasoned oil puller. Although I have not experienced any life-altering revelations, I do have some observations to report. For one, the drawn-out process of oil pulling is met with the sort of reception typically reserved for swallowing a goldfish, or performing an enema.Â My poor roommate would cringe every morning she caught me removing my bottle of sesame oil from the fridge and downing a spoonful.
My boyfriend didn’t even want me to hear me utter the word oil. Nonetheless, I couldn’t help bringing up its extraordinary self-healing properties every chance I got, even with complete strangers at a bar. Oil pulling has been documented as a cure for AIDS, arthritis, cancers, diabetes, heart disorders, high blood pressure, kidney diseases, leukemia, meningitis, paralysis, ulcers, and varicose veins, among many others.
Within the incredible claims tied to oil pulling, I was most excited about its alleged healing powers over intestinal disorders and stomach problems. You see, I suffer from an incurable ailment known as irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS for short. Today IBS afflicts one in four women, though there is
Today IBS afflicts one in four women, though there is little reprieve in this sorority. Since being diagnosed with IBS, I have tried every treatment under the sun (expensive medication, insoluble fiber, tummy-taming tea, detox cleanses, herbal supplements, lifestyle changes, you name it), and I have never felt a radical improvement in my symptoms (bloating, cramping, abdominal pain, constipation).
With all the hype surrounding oil pulling, I held out hope that my body might respond to this remedy better than the others. It is hard to say definitively that oil pulling is the cause, but I have felt remarkably better in the digestive department over the past month. I haven’t endured a single debilitating episode of colon spasms, which often strikes every few weeks.
Though hardly as punctual as a Japanese commuter train, my system has been much more regular than usual. It makes me wonder if maybe oil pulling leeched toxins from my intestinal tract and restored a semblance of stability. As a child, I was always enthralled with science experiments. So maybe its the budding scientist in me, but I secretly enjoy the feeling of converting one compound into something completely different all within the miniature lab of my mouth. I find that if I let the oil sit still without swishing, it seems to curdle almost instantly.
Around fifteen minutes into the process, the solution in my mouth is no longer recognizable as oil and has become more akin to frothy eggnog. How could such a transformation take place if the oil isn’t reacting with something in my spit? Clearly, the oil is emulsified by the swishing action and changes color as it mixes with saliva. It is well-known that the mucous membranes of the mouth can absorb pills, from prescribed medications to illegal drugs (ie. acid).
But does this mechanism of action work in the reverse? And if so, why would the oil then pull only toxic substances from the bloodstream and leave the benign flora and fauna behind? What I have deduced is that in order for the miraculous effects of oil pulling to occur, oil-soluble toxins would have to come into contact with oil inside the mouth, thus triggering an immune system response.
As the tissues within the mouth become lubricated with oil, they release mucous and bacteria that would otherwise continue to circulate throughout the body. The more the oil coats the oral cavity (under the tongue, along the gums, etc) the more it extracts the bad stuff that accelerates the degeneration of organs and the progression of aging. In Ayurvedic medicine, the tongue is a miniature map of the body, plotting out reflex points to various organs, such as the heart, liver, colon, and spine.
The practice of oil pulling detoxifies the tongue, which in turn, produces a purifying action on the rest of the organs within the body. Moreover, it is believed to cleanse the taste buds, thereby promoting a state of healthy bodily balance. Notwithstanding the colorful beliefs of Eastern medicine, one proven aspect of the oil pulling process is that your condition typically worsens before it gets better.
It is common to pick up a cold or flu during the treatment, which is a sign of the bodys effort to mobilize a stronger healing response. Over the past two weeks, as I have intensified my oil pulling perseverance (often increasing the frequency of the regimen to twice a day), I have been battling a persistent head cold. This prolonged stretch is the first time I’ve been sick all winter. Coincidence? Curious about the contents of my ejected spittle, I did the unthinkable and examined my post oil-pulling prize in a small glass bowl.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have a microscope handy, but with the naked eye, I did notice tiny squiggles floating back and forth when I tipped the bowl bacteria embryos writhing, or streaks of oil amassing? I also observed minute air bubbles popping all over the solution the breathing of living microbes, or a mundane chemical reaction? The answer lies in the mouth of the oil puller.