Oil Pulling is a safe, simple, and gentle procedure with benefits that bring health to your body and rids your mouth of harmful toxins and bacteria.
Studies are on-going, but the procedure is gaining more and more popularity as people are finding success and positive results with oil pulling. The basics involve pulling and swishing approximately 1 tablespoon of Coconut, Olive, Grapeseed, Sesame or some other quality oil around your mouth and through your teeth for up to 20 minutes, then spitting it out in the trash.
Oil pulling was practiced in Ayurvedic medicine. Modern oil pulling was introduced in 1992 by Dr. F. Karach, MD. Dr. Karach claimed that this treatment will achieve remarkable results with illnesses such as chronic infections, migraine headaches, bronchitis, diseased teeth, artery thrombosis, chronic blood disorders such as leukemia, arthritis and related illnesses, neuro-physiological paralysis, eczema, gastro enteritis, peritonitis, heart disease, kidney disease, meningitis, and women’s hormonal disorders. Dr. Karach’s claims that oil pulling heals the whole body in perpetuity.
According to the African Journal of Microbiology Research, oil pulling is an effective defense against the bacteria associated with dental caries (tooth decay). Studies show that it has also been beneficial in the elimination of bleeding gums, the tightening of loose teeth and the visible whitening of the teeth. I have personally experienced these benefits.
Studies and success stories are finding higher quality oils are more effective. The anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties of organic, virgin coconut oil makes it the perfect choice for oil pulling and certainly is gaining popularity.
The use of a few drops of Spark Naturals Certified Pure PharmaGrade -(CPPharmaGrade™) Essential Oils added to the oil pulling carrier oil will enhance your positive results.
Does maintaining a healthy mouth help you have a healthy body?
Many theories exist and more studies are underway to explore the connection between good oral health and overall health.
Persistent halitosis (bad breath) can often be a sign of a more serious problem in your mouth. Poor oral hygiene and gum disease are the primary causes of halitosis.
It is estimated that around 50% of adults have some form of early stages of gum disease e.g., gingivitis and they don’t even know it. Gingivitis, if left untreated, may progress to a more serious condition called periodontitis. Besides weakening your teeth to the point of losing them, studies suggest that periodontitis may affect the health of your entire body.
On going studies suggests that periodontitis may be associated with diabetes, heart disease, and numerous other health issues.
Studies suggest that advanced gum disease may be a contributing factor to heart disease. The theory is that gum disease or periodontitis, allow oral germs to enter the bloodstream. These germs may affect the heart by attaching to the fatty plaques in your arteries, contributing to the formation of clots. According to this theory, these clots, in turn, can cause the restriction of blood flow (a.k.a. atherosclerosis) which may lead to a heart attack or a stroke.
Emerging science also suggests that diabetes and gum disease may be linked. Not only does diabetes increase your chance of gum infection, but gum infection may make diabetes harder to control.
Diabetics are significantly more likely to develop gum disease because of the way diabetes slows the body’s natural healing process. Research also suggests that advanced gum disease may have an adverse effect on blood-sugar levels-potentially making diabetes treatment less effective.
This is where effective oral care can become a necessary part of health care. Essential oils used the with an oral care routine that includes regular visits to the dentist, brushing, flossing and oil pulling with anti-septic and anti-bacterial essential oils can prevent gingivitis and peridontitis, thus improving our over all health care.
How do you oil pull?
Prior to breakfast on an empty stomach you take 1 tablespoon of coconut or other carrier oil and add 3-6 drops of essential oils.
Add your essential oils based on issues. They might include, but are NOT limited to:
Oregano – Flu, cold, virus, sore throat, swollen glands, cold sores, herpes, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antibiotic, anti-viral.
Clove – Mouth and gum, analgesic, anti-biotic, and antiseptic.
Frankincense – Analgesic, cold & flu, mouth surgery, mouth trauma, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory.
Geranium – Mouth, gums, throat, laryngitis, analgesic, antiseptic
Grapefruit – Cleansing, detoxifying, anti-septic, antibacterial.
Lemon – Cleansing, detoxifying, cold, sore throat, anti-septic.
Lemongrass – herpes, halitosis,
Melaleuca – Cold, flu, Immune system, braces irritation, Gum and mouth sores, Congestion, herpes, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial,, antiseptic.
Myrrh – mouth, teeth and gum, cold & flu, tonsillitis, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiseptic.
Take the oils into the mouth but do not swallow it. Move the oil slowly in the mouth as rinsing or swishing and as Dr Karach puts it; ” sip, suck and pull through the teeth” for fifteen to twenty minutes. This process thoroughly mixes the oils with saliva. Swishing activates the enzymes and the enzymes draw toxins out of the blood. The oil must not be swallowed, for it has become toxic. As the process continues, the oil gets thinner and white. It is then spit from the mouth, the oral cavity must be thoroughly rinsed and mouth must be washed thoroughly. Just use normal tap water and brush with normal toothpaste, or Spark Naturals Shield Protective Essential Oil Blend with water.
This has in effect pulled toxins and poisons out through the mucous membranes of the mouth to be expelled. If you use virgin coconut oil, expel into the garbage, as it can solidify in your drains.
It is important to understand that during the oil-pulling/swishing process one’s metabolism is intensified. Many feel this leads to improved health.
To accelerate the healing process, oil pulling can be repeated three times a day, but it is always best before meals on an empty stomach.