Ayurvedic Oil Pulling is the most amazing cleansing technique. This ancient therapy had been “lost” for many decades – thank goodness it has regained in popularity over the last several years. It is easy and effective.
In the morning, on an empty stomach, before brushing your teeth – put 1 TBSP of plain sesame oil in your mouth. Swish it for 15 – 20 minutes – it will turn white (like milk) as you complete the process. Be sure to spit it out and then rinse your mouth before eating or drinking anything.
It pulls toxins, Ama, heavy metals, viruses, bacteria, and anything that is foreign out of the body. Doing this on a regular basis will assist your body in healing any aspect of your body.
According to Ayurveda, the tongue represents and shows the health of the entire body and thus the oil, the oil bathes your tongue and encourages all of the different organs of your body to release toxins and doshic imbalances.
Ayurvedic oil pulling is very beneficial to the mouth, gums, and teeth. I have many patients who have dramatic improvements in their gum tissue – a few with having regrowth of gum tissue where it had eroded from receding gums. Just about everyone comments on the fact that their teeth have whitened. One patient had neglected her teeth for decades and was in the process of losing two very loose teeth. She had been told that they would have to be pulled. She oil pulled at least 3 times per day, and within a few weeks, her teeth were firm once again. Absolutely miraculous.
You will find that when you spit it out, there is at least 3 times as much liquid coming out as you put in. This is due to the pulling effect on the saliva. The saliva is made up of rasa dhatu – the liquid portion of the blood, blood plasma, and lymph system. So, Ayurvedic oil pulling encourages the blood and the lymph system to cleanse.
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Dr. Mary Jo Cravatta
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