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HandbagHap­py1376416538.553464 PostsRegistered 11/5/2008Georgia

What is oil pulling?

Desertdi1376416721.58315552 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007Surface of the Sun
On 8/13/2013 HandbagHappy said:

What is oil pulling?


an ayurvedic "cure" for mouth challenges

MOONRISER1376417090.5231739 PostsRegistered 8/4/2013
I am totally confused by this whole thing.

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Nascardiva1376417607.546530 PostsRegistered 6/27/2005Maryland

Oil Pulling: "Oil pulling heals totally “head-aches, bronchitis, tooth pain, thrombosis, eczema, ulcers and diseases of stomach, intestines, heart, blood, kidney, liver, lungs and women’s diseases. It heals diseases of nerves, paralysis, and encephalitis. It prevents the growth of malignant tumors, cuts and heals them. Chronic sleeplessness is cured.”

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Desertdi1376417650.09315552 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007Surface of the Sun
On 8/13/2013 MOONRISER said: I am totally confused by this whole thing.


It's not very well-known, unless you are from India and practice Eastern medicine

ChynnaBlue1376418095.264583 PostsRegistered 5/22/2012

I read about it, I watched videos about it, I tried it. I concluded that it's total bunk.

cnd81376419000.027331 PostsRegistered 11/27/2012

lol

Silver Lin­ing1376421545.3233609 PostsRegistered 4/15/2010

I think you have to hold the oil in your mouth and swish it around for something like fifteen minutes. No way! It would turn out very badly for me. I'd gag, cough, sneeze, or something and end up inhaling the oil and dying from asphyxiation or pneumonia.

haddon91376422386.445955 PostsRegistered 10/18/2005Bucks County, Pa

I read about it and decided to give it a try...after two tries I just couldn't do it! I found myself gagging trying to hold oil & swish in my mouth for a long time. First I tried it using coconut oil, then tried sunflower oil which was only a little bit better but too hard for me.

PBJ1376424426.2436821 PostsRegistered 7/10/2007

I tried, but it gets too foamy for me. Makes me nauseous just thinking about it.

I know of a dentist that raved about one of his patient's gums and teeth that practiced oil pulling.

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JustMeMeli­ssa1376425743.22311416 PostsRegistered 4/29/2007Sweet Home Chicago...

I do...I LOVE IT!

My girlfriend just asked me WHY my teeth are so white...THAT is the only change I have made...

and my dentist was thrilled with my gums on the last visit.... I think I posted about it here a while ago but not sure if it's still in the archives....

I use coconut or sunflower....HTH

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Silver Lin­ing1376427590.5833609 PostsRegistered 4/15/2010
On 8/13/2013 EMTHeart13 said:

I do...I LOVE IT!

My girlfriend just asked me WHY my teeth are so white...THAT is the only change I have made...

and my dentist was thrilled with my gums on the last visit.... I think I posted about it here a while ago but not sure if it's still in the archives....

I use coconut or sunflower....HTH

How often do you do it and for how long each time?

Julie231376428340.041369 PostsRegistered 11/3/2007
On 8/13/2013 Silver Lining said:
On 8/13/2013 EMTHeart13 said:

I do...I LOVE IT!

My girlfriend just asked me WHY my teeth are so white...THAT is the only change I have made...

and my dentist was thrilled with my gums on the last visit.... I think I posted about it here a while ago but not sure if it's still in the archives....

I use coconut or sunflower....HTH

How often do you do it and for how long each time?

Thanks to the OP for asking this great question! And, also, please share details on how you do it. Do you also then brush/floss as usual or just the oil-pulling? How much do you use? A tablespoon?

Sandree1376428455.46127 PostsRegistered 12/3/2005

My husband recently had a toothache. Of course, it happened on the weekend and we couldn't contact our dentist. So I had read about oil pulling and suggested he try it with coconut oil. He did and it was the only thing that relieved his toothache pain. It's not a hoax, it's not a gimmick, it's not an old wives tale and it's certainly NOT total bunk.....it works!!!

Oh, by the way, it isn't just for mouth challenges. It actually pulls toxins from the body. Our mouths are the source of many toxic substances that course through our entire bodies. Believe it or not, it's your choice, but I'm a believer.

haddon91376431355.7575955 PostsRegistered 10/18/2005Bucks County, Pa
On 8/13/2013 Sandree said:

My husband recently had a toothache. Of course, it happened on the weekend and we couldn't contact our dentist. So I had read about oil pulling and suggested he try it with coconut oil. He did and it was the only thing that relieved his toothache pain. It's not a hoax, it's not a gimmick, it's not an old wives tale and it's certainly NOT total bunk.....it works!!!

Oh, by the way, it isn't just for mouth challenges. It actually pulls toxins from the body. Our mouths are the source of many toxic substances that course through our entire bodies. Believe it or not, it's your choice, but I'm a believer.

I read about how it helps with a lot of problems so I wanted to give it a try. It seems like such a simple thing to do but for me I just could't get past the gagging reflex. It was much more difficult than I thought it would be! Do you do it? Is it easy for you?

firestripes1376435206.7979 PostsRegistered 9/19/2006
It also helps with constipation. When I have a toothache I use oregano oil and saturate a cotton ball with the oil and leave in around the tooth for a few hours. It works.

Julie231376442733.3571369 PostsRegistered 11/3/2007

Will you please share how to do it? I'd love to know - I'm very interested.

howwhatwhen1376451486.6472974 PostsRegistered 9/6/2007

I did OP tonight for the first time just to try it, lol. I used coconut oil and "swished" while I showered, which took at least 20 minutes. The experience was pretty uneventful and I had no problem with gag reflex. I'll probably continue it for as along as my jar of coconut oil last. If the only thing it does for me is whiten my teeth I'll be a happy camper since the whitening strips are too strong for my sensitive teeth.

OC FRESH1376456805.231345 PostsRegistered 11/17/2009

I've tried it with a tablespoon of coconut oil but when I'm swishing, I start getting too much saliva going and I have to spit it all out within a minute.

What's the secret to avoid this and be able to swish for 15 minutes?




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CandyO1376458150.777531 PostsRegistered 6/30/2007
On 8/13/2013 OC FRESH said:

I've tried it with a tablespoon of coconut oil but when I'm swishing, I start getting too much saliva going and I have to spit it all out within a minute.

What's the secret to avoid this and be able to swish for 15 minutes?


Use less oil, about 2 teaspoons. You may also be swishing too vigorously.

CandyO1376458790.69531 PostsRegistered 6/30/2007
On 8/13/2013 Julie23 said:

Will you please share how to do it? I'd love to know - I'm very interested.

First thing in the morning, take about 2 teaspoons of oil and sort of swish it around, working the oil between your teeth. You don't have to be forceful when you swish the oil around. Make sure you spit the oil out-I use a paper cup rather than down the sink. Then, rinse your mouth out well and brush your teeth. I also floss and do other oral care as usual. I have seen different times for how long you should try to do the oil pulling, but at least 10 minutes. Sometimes people prefer one type of oil over another. It seems that most people do best with an oil like coconut or sunflower or sesame. If you use coconut oil, it will probably be firm when you start but "melt" to liquid consistency in your mouth.

queenfrann­ie1376469964.67262 PostsRegistered 10/11/2011

Sounds very interesting! Can you use olive oil?

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Montana1376481913.911514 PostsRegistered 7/1/2005
I couldn't do this more than a few minutes without gagging. Its not just the oil. I can't tolerate the saliva buildup when holding anything in my mouth. Any more tips for oil pulling success?

lolakimono1376484429.112178 PostsRegistered 3/29/2012

I just tried it. I have a sinus infection (on an antibiotic) but I definitely had to spit some of it out as I got going. I can't do the Dizzy Gillespie cheeks for too long. I have TMJ, so it will be interesting to see if it makes it worse. I will probably do it at night as I don't have that much time in the a.m. I used coconut oil and I feel like I quadrupled the amount of foam/liquid after the 20 minutes.

luvmypupz1376488062.8374991 PostsRegistered 8/30/2010By the Sea Shore

I am sure I would gag on it. Sounds interesting but not something I think I would be able to do.

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