The Oil-Pulling Method Explained
Oil-pulling is an ancient tradition derived from several cultures around the world. The action of this therapeutic technique can be best explained by the fact that most toxins are fat soluble. It is therefore theoretically possible to capture these toxins through oil. One of the body’s best locations for the exchange is the oral mucosa, ideally suited for the oil-pulling method, but also for example for the assimilation of trace elements.
The method is best described as an oil mouthwash. All you need to do it is a tablespoon of oil that is then swished back and forth between the teeth. This movement helps with the extraction of toxins. Analysis of the oil after the pulling process will reveal significant amounts of bacteria. The nutritional value of the oil is low, but the oil must be of quality.
Specifically, the oil used should be an organic source of cold-pressed vegetable oil – sunflower, rapeseed, safflower, etc. You will notice that these oils are commonly consumed in a natural diet. It is also common to use olive oil, but many people don’t prefer the taste. The oil-pulling method is performed for twenty minutes, but initially, start with 5, 10 or 15 minutes. Then spit the oil out in the sink and rinse your mouth multiple times with water. Be careful not swallow the oil, or saliva.
A different practice is to use a drop of essential oil of tea tree to mix with the saliva. This technique is part of aromatherapy, which is a branch of herbal medicine.
While the method using vegetable oil increases the elimination of pathologies in the body, there is often at first a little irritation or odd sensation in the throat. However, the long term benefits to the mouth is remarkable, and oil-pulling is traditionally used in naturopathy for gum disease and bleeding. The daily practice of oil pulling also contributes to whitening teeth.