(NaturalNews) Oil pulling or oil swishing, in alternative medicine, is a procedure that involves swishing oil in the mouth for oral and systemic health benefits. It is mentioned in the Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita where it is called Kavala Gandoosha / Kavala Graha, and it is claimed to cure about 30 systemic diseases ranging from headache, migraine, diabetes, asthma, skin conditions, allergies, oral bacterial infections, gum problems and more.
The practitioner rinses the mouth with approximately one tablespoon of oil (sesame and sunflower oils are the most recommended) for 15−20 minutes on an empty stomach (preferably first thing in the morning, before eating/drinking), then spits it out.
Procedure for Oil Pulling
First thing in the morning, before brushing your teeth, eating or drinking, take 1 TBSP of organic sesame oil. Put the oil in your mouth, tilt your chin up and slowly swish, suck, chomp and pull through the teeth. Do this for at least 10 minutes. 15 - 20 minutes is better. You want the oil to become thin, white foam when you finally spit it out. If it's still yellow, you haven't done it long enough.
You can do this 2 more times during the day if you want to detox faster. Make sure you do it on an empty stomach, however. Spit it out in the toilet when your mouth is full and rinse your mouth out well. Follow by drinking 2 - 3 glasses of water.
DO NOT SWALLOW THE OIL as it now contains parasites and bacteria! DO NOT USED TOASTED SESAME OIL DO NOT GARGLE IN THE THROAT, THE OIL IS MEANT TO BE SWISHED IN THE MOUTH ONLY. DO IT SLOWLY.
Follow these Guidelines:
-Keeping the chin tilted up makes sure the oil gets to the back molars.
-The old school says that only sesame and sunflower oils produce favorable results. However, people report success using other oils too such as coconut oil; it is always advisable to use organic versions.
-If after meals, wait at least 4 hours before you Oil Pull. After drinking, wait 1 hour.
-A worsening of symptoms is an excellent indication that the disease/ailment is being cured; however, if the reaction is too strong reduce dosage and build up more gently. If this does not work, speak to your practitioner.
-Do not use oils that you know you are allergic or intolerant to.
-Will your dental fillings fall out? It is highly unlikely unless there is pre-existing damage or loose fillings. Never swallow an amalgam filling when possible.
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