Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Instructions and Theories
- Sandy's Oil Pulling Compilation
- Avocado Oil
- Black Cumin Seed Oil
- Blend of Oils
- Canola Oil
- Castor Oil
- Cedar Nut Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Cod Liver Oil
- Dental Health
- Dental Issues
- Flaxseed Oil
- General Feedback
- Grape Seed Oil
- Hemp Oil
- Multiple Oils Tried
- Oil Pulling and Medication
- Oil Pulling and Mercury Fillings
- Oil Pulling And Sublingual Medications
- Oil Pulling and Tooth Pain
- Olive Oil
- Oregano Oil
- Peanut Oil
- Pumpkin Seed Oil
- Safflower Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Sunflower Oil
- Ted's Feedback
- Vitamin E Added
- Walnut Oil
11/06/2011: Mlcplus3 from Eddystone, Pa Delaware County: "I have never heard of oil pulling until now, I am very interested in reading more about it and maybe give it a try. Dehydration can cause a drop in blood pressure and fluid over load can increase blood ..."
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|General Feedback||122 YEAS|
|Sesame Oil||72 YEAS|
|Sunflower Oil||42 YEAS|
|Multiple Oils Tried||42 YEAS|
|Olive Oil||41 YEAS|
|Coconut Oil||40 YEAS|
|Safflower Oil||7 YEAS|
Multiple Oils Tried
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 05/20/2009: K from Sacramento, CA: "I have been oil pulling for a few months - alternating olive and sesame oils. Gums have tightened up and sinus drainage (heavy at first) has decreased. Energy is good.
However - since doing this my face breaks out, around my chin, cheeks and hairline. I am also using ACV, starting in the same time period..
Could the breakouts be caused by the oil? or by the vinegar?
Are there remedies to fade the dark scars left by the healed broken out spots?"
02/24/2010: Openlyhappy from Mcdonough, Ga replies: "I was reading your thread on breaking out in the hairline. I read somewhere that oil pulling can help with demodex. Could you have demodex and be getting better? you are breaking out in the proper locations for it? They say when it gets worse it is actually getting better.. just a thought."
[YEA] 04/24/2009: Frances from Tasmania, Australia: "My husband and I have begun the oil pulling regime. Both have experienced immediate noticeable effects. My sinus's have been heaps clearer, more regular with bowel movements and a general feeling of wellness. My husband has had the same effect re bowels and his blood pressure has gone down quite dramatically and he also has a general feeling of greater wellness. We are both approx. 60 years old and pretty fit and well, but as we age it seems the balance becomes more critical. Thanks for the tip, I think we will be doing this for life, we have always scrapped our tongues each morning another Arevedayic (?) practice. Great Site.!!
PS we have used sesame oil, sunflower oil and coconut oil, coconut a bit heavy but still OK."
[YEA] 04/23/2009: Ari from Roswell, GA: "I'm so so excited. I posted a few months ago and want to provide an update. I had a sever case of gum disease. NO MORE! I started oil pulling a few months ago, daily. I use Sunflower oil and Coconut oil.
I went to the dentist today and I was told my pockets are normal, except for a few and my gums look great! He told me I didn't need deep scaling and a simple cleaning was all I needed! I'm over joyed.
I also use coconut oil in my hair, it looks great. I use it all over my body and I simply feel terrific. I have told tons of people about this site and will continue to do so.
Lots of Love, Ari"
[YEA] 03/18/2009: David from Brooklyn, NY: "We can hardly praise your efforts enough. Came to EarthClinic for natural approaches to abcess, and have come away with so much useful information.
Again and again, you are applaused for promoting natural answers in the manner you have.
Used a generous tablespoon of raw virgin coconut oil the first time, then an hour later used extra-virgin olive oil. Four OPs so far since last night, with at least eighty percent reduction in pain, fifty to sixty percent reduction in swelling. I confess I've slipped a few drops of clove oil onto the gum area, which virtually erases the pain, but only for a half-hour or so. The oil-pulling is so surprising. Fast, simple, inexpensive.
Bless every one of you a million times. Looking forwarding to incorporating links to your site into my many sites. So MANY great stories. Thanks to you all."
[YEA] 03/07/2009: Amy from Austin, TX: "Fantastic Oil Pulling Results in Just One Week!
I have been oil pulling with both organic cold pressed sesame oil and organic cold pressed coconut oil.
First thing I noticed was how white my teeth became after about the 3rd or 4th pull. Yesterday I became extremely tired and took a 3 hour nap. I slept extremely hard and woke up very refreshed. I felt like I could breath better. Like there was more room in my chest to breathe. I also noticed last night that my nasal passages shrunk. They opened up, like they had been swollen all along and I hadn't noticed.
But what is really weird is what happened when I went running today. I sweat profusely. I mean I sweat like I did when I was a kid. I was dripping. Even my legs where sweating. Another thing I noticed was that my hair was greasy by the end of the day yesterday and my skin is softer. When I was a kid (am 36 now) my hair would be kind of greasy by the end of the day. But as an adult I have had very dry hair and skin. Also my heels have been cracked and nasty for a long time. Today I noticed that there is a completely different texture to my heels. They are getting soft! It's incredible! I feel like oil pulling unlocked something. Maybe some glands or lymph nodes have been blocked or something. Who knows, but I feel great! Am going to keep doing this!
Oh, and I notice that the coconut oil makes me salivate much more than the sesame. Can't imagine why though. For some reason I am drawn to the coconut more."
03/15/2010: Akemp from Fayetteville, Nc replies: "I have been op for two days and have notice an increase in saliva. I used EVOO. I notice the increase on the first day. Im going to try coconut oil tonight. I also drink avc with water and it causes headaches for me"
[YEA] 02/24/2009: Anne from Los Angeles, CA: "I've been pulling about two months, using various oils but most frequently coconut and sesame. The main benefit I've noticed is that my teeth feel wonderful! The first time I pulled I noticed my teeth felt as if they had been individually polished! It was delightful! The first few days of OPing I kept running my tongue over my teeth just to enjoy the sensation!
Now I'm accustomed to the polished feeling but it's still great!
The first two weeks of OPing I tried several different oils and noticed each had different effects on me. Unfortunately, they don't have those effects any more but I'll list them here in case anyone else has the same reaction.
Sesame seed (cold-pressed): this oil made my teeth the "happiest" and smoothest.
Coconut oil (extra virgin, cold-pressed): I felt resonance with this oil. It was as if my personal vibration and the vibration of the oil were the same. Using that oil just felt correct for me. I know that sounds ridiculous but there it is, I cannot explain it better than that. Also, the coconut oil did not make my teeth as polished-feeling as the sesame.
Flax seed (cold-pressed): I loved this one. After pulling I felt very, very calm and peaceful. It was like taking a dose of Zen.
Olive oil (EVO): this gave me a mood boost. After pulling I felt joyous and buoyant.
For the last two weeks I've been exclusively using coconut oil. I'm going to switch next week and see if the olive oil still gives me an emotional boost.
Good luck to you oil pullers!"
[YEA] 01/01/2009: J Smith from Lawrenceburg, IN: "I just started Oil Pulling 1 week ago, I have been using Seasame Oil and Virgin Coconut Oil. I came to Earth Clinic looking for something to help the inflamation of Sciatica, that for me, comes and goes.
I also had this pain in the heel of 1 foot that just started, only painful when I walked, and that also seemed to come and go.
The heel pain seems to be a lot less, and the sciatica is getting better in this short time. I need to wait though before I see if oil pilling is helping, but the ineresting thing is, no matter which oil I use after the first 5 minutes, the taste becomes salty. I am taking it as a good thing and maybe it is drawing something out. I even read the ingredient label of these oils to see if there was anything else that could be causing a salty taste, and nothing just oil. Let me know if anyone else has experienced that please."
05/11/2009: Anuradha from Vacoas, Mauritius replies: "Hi Smith, I also noticed the salty taste in my mouth even after drinking 3 glasses of water. I use sunflower n olive oil(only 1 week now). It is curing my sore throat."
[YEA] 12/11/2008: Hazlin from Singapore: "I was quite fascinated when I read about oil pulling and decided to try it out for my migraine. I could not find sesame or sunflower so made do with VCO and Safflower oil. 1 tablespoon every morning. It worked the first time I tried it! No migraine. It also helped to ease my achy jaw,which was a result of clenching my molars for long periods, to bear wit the migraine. I sleep better too! Will continue this for as long as I can!"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 11/10/2008: Tonya R from Okinawa, Japan: "Hi, My husband and I just started OP and have been doing it for about 3 days now. The first night I did it something very strange happened. When I woke up the next morning my pillow case which is usually hunter green, had turned yellow! It was as if it had been bleached by amonia coming out of my pores! My shirt had even changed colors like it had been bleached as well and when I washed them, it did not come out. The sheets set is now ruined and has to be replaced. My husband did not experience this at all. Is this normal? Is this just my body's way of detoxing? Has anyone else experienced this? In the morning I use Peanut Oil and at night I use Saaflower Oil. My husband and I both have noticed that we feel better overall, it seems to give us a boost of energy and I've noticed that our teeth are getting whiter. I originally started this because I've been having acne problems, but honestly I haven't noticed much of a change in my skin from OP. I've heard all these stories of other people ending up with beautifu skin from OP and I'm hoping that will happen to me. My acne is not that bad, but I am willing to do anything to get rid of what I do have. Meanwhile, I've been using Hydrogen Peroxide and an Apricot Face scrub along with Clearasil cream and that seems to be helping. My husband and I also drink ACV 3 times a day and I'm hoping that along with the OP will help my acne as well. If anyone has any other suggestions please feel free to email me. I am all ears and will take ANY advice! I love Earthclinic! This site has been wonderful! Good luck to all! ~Tonya and Bobby"Replies
11/11/2008: Traderjosie from Maricopa, AZ replies: "Can you post the recipe for oil pulling that you used?"
11/17/2008: Dani from London, UK replies: "Hi in response to Tonya R. I suffered from acne on one side of my face for over a year. I tried every product and detox I heard of and nothing helped. I eat healthy and exercise regularly so didnt think it was brought on from being toxic. I had never suffered from acne in the past so I put it down to adult acne as I was 25 when it started.
I had heard about using creams with peroxide but didnt want to burn and damage my skin. Everywhere I read recommended starting with 2.5% peroxide. This didnt work for me and I had no results as my acne was already too severe. I was desperate so I ended up purchasing a bottle with 10% peroxide (the strongest over the counter treatment I could buy). Within a couple of days my acne started to heal.
You do have to use this stuff sparingly as it can dry your skin out if you use too much - thats what you dont want. I would also recommend using a milder cream once your acne has healed for the odd lingering spot. But the 10% was the only thing that relieved me after a year of endless searching. And yes it did bleach my pillow cases so you may want to use white beding during treatment. hope this helps you and anyone else suffering with stubborn acne.
ps. I have just started oil pulling too. think its a fantastic idea but am sceptical. Not sure whether to start with sesame or sunflower? I am wheat intolerant so hoping it helps my digestive system."
04/23/2009: Karina from Munich, Bavaria replies: "With regards to acne - I had acne for a long time on and off with outbreaks. Two products helped me to calm my skin and overall stabilized my system: Schizandra and Duanwood Reishi [as well as Pearl Powder] - but only take the best & purest quality. I had to take about 6 capsules each per day for about 6 months and now outbreaks are gone [and believe me I tried a lot in the last 10 years]! Generally, my skin & overall health have very much improved. Furthermore, there are skin care products with tea tree oil, retinol for the night, which helped me clear my skin but since I take Schizandra and Duanwood Reishi I do not need them anymore. In Chinese medicine Schizandra is an important health tonic as it is suppose to be able to balance the 12 organ system in the body. Research it a bit but only take high quality products - all else won't do. It is very subtle and only after a couple of month I realised that my skin changed and now I have not had a flew or illness for over a year since I take these two tonic herbs. Hope this will be of help."
04/23/2009: Thealth from Los Angeles, CA replies: "Hi Karina,
Thanks for your wonderful feedback on the chinese herbs for acne.
If you can provide some more information about these herbs then tons of people will thank you regrading this..
1) Where can I find these Schizandra and Duanwood Reishi . I stay in Los Angeles
2) What are these herbs? Does it cause any sideeeffects or are they natural.
3) 6 capsules per day for 6 months. Will it not affect my system.
I would really appreciate if you can provide some mre details about these herbs. Again thank you very much."
04/24/2009: Rena from Mineral Bluff, Georgia replies: "Hi Thealth from Los Angeles,
The two herbs that Karina mentions comes from the Superior herbs class, or AKA Longivity herbs. Which means they can be taken for as long as you wish, and even for life if you wish (remember they are only foods). The Schizandra is actually a fruit, and Duanwood Reishi is actually a Reishi mushroom grown on a Duanwood log. Pearl is yet another mushroom. If you wish to find reptutable suppliers from China, I choose plum flower. There are several suppliers you can order online. I often order from Kalyx. I am mostly into making my own tinctures for myself and my family, but will sometimes order the powder form of an herb and capsulate them myself (I have no affiliation with any supplier or brand). I am posting my email address if you have any questions, Peace, Rena."
04/25/2009: Karina from Munich, Bavaria replies: "Hi Thealth,
Here is some more information which might be useful:
To point 1) I recommend Ron Teeguarden's book about Chinese Tonic herbs - put his name into google & you find a lot excellent researched information offered - I think he lives in Los Angeles & you can even consult him personally but as well check those brands which Rena mentioned].
To point 2) As Rena mentioned accurately Schizandra & Duanwood Reishi are both ancient tonic herbs and have no side effects. They act like a balancing power in your system recognizing what your immune system needs. In China & India they are revered as longevity herbs - especially Schizandra is a fruit of 5 tastes and in the Aryurvedic tradition it means that it has the power to balance all doshas. It is not just the skin that improved but overall vitality - calmness which I thought I lost after some pretty stressful years.
To point 3) These herbs are so gentle that at first I did not think they did anything but then a friend asked that my skin did look so much better. At some point I even raised the dosage to 3 x 3 from each capsule. The regimen which works perfect for me is Tonic herbs [2 x 3 capsules from each plant] & Yoga. After this year all inflammations left my body. But now I just feel save it is not just a treatment which "rubs off" but your health is improved long time and even builds up energy.
This might be interesting to some... and that is where my journey to health began a story of a Chinese man who was supposed to be 252 years old:Li Qing Yuen's Other "Secrets of Longevity"
According to the complete story of Li Qing Yuen, Master Li was once asked what his "secrets of longevity" were. It is well known that his diet consisted primarily of vegetables and tonic herbs, but also very small amounts of meat. But in response to the question concerning his "secrets", he is reported to have said that in order to live long, one must be able to "Sit like a tortoise, walk like a pigeon, and sleep like a dog."
"Sit like a tortoise" refers to the ability to sit still, free from concern, breathing slowly and calmly. This skill is achieved by practicing meditation. Meditation is not really passive, though it may appear to be. It is the art of achieving stillness - an art that allows us to rejuvenate both our body and mind every day. It also refers to the ability to concentrate and remain alert for long periods of time while sitting still - not an easy task for Americans, but definitely possible with some practice. Sitting still while breathing slowly has been proven to reduce high blood pressure, a huge problem in America. High blood pressure can be modulated in many individuals by simultaneously breathing deeply and slowly while calming the mind.
"Walk like a pigeon" refers to the ability to walk briskly, at any age. To the Taoists, walking "like the wind" is both a source and sign of vigor and youthfulness. Speed walking has been widely practiced in China for thousands of years as a form of superior exercise. Walking quickly and lightly for a distance of a couple of miles a day is considered to be superb exercise that promotes health and longevity. A pigeon appears to move all its muscles in the process of walking. Its head moves in rhythm with its feet and arms (wings). When we speedwalk, we should take care to relax and move all our muscles in a gentle rhythm that promotes circulation throughout the body (tense shoulders and neck are thus a no-no). It would be a good idea to stretch and or do some yoga or qi gung before taking our daily speedwalk.
"Sleep like a dog" refers to the ability to sleep deeply anytime, and to be able to awaken quickly with a clear head. Dogs, as we all know, sleep through the night as humans do, but they can be awakened easily and respond quickly. When a dog sleeps, they breathe deeply from their abdomen. Observe a dog and you will see that their hind legs are moving up and down. This is because they are breathing deeply, using their deep abdominal muscles. This is indeed a secret of longevity. Deep sleep combined with deep breathing rejuvenates the body every day, eliminates waste and restores vitality to all the cells of the body. Night time sleep is not the only sleep that is beneficial. Naps can be very important in a longevity program. In fact, a six year study of 23,681 men, published this year in the Archives of Internal Medicine, reported that taking a 30 minute nap three times a week reduced the risk of coronary death by a whopping 37%. Even just occasional napping brought a 12% reduction in deaths due to heart disease. Head author, Dr. Dimitrios Trichopoulos, an epidemiologist at the Harvard School of Public Health, noted that countries where naps are common tend to have low rates of death from heart disease. Dr. Trichopoulos said that he thinks the stress relief provided by a short nap is a key factor in the reduction of deaths from cardiovascular disease, but other factors may play a role. To achieve this ability to sleep like a dog, practice slow, deep, abdominal breathing for five to fifteen minutes every night before sleeping. [information from Ron Teeguarden - I hope this is ok to post this like this].
At this place I just wanted to thank Earth Clinic and all of you for your inspiring stories! ACE and coconut oil is now added to my routine of natures treasures. Blessings!"
10/24/2009: Penelope from Boston, Ma replies: "Hi Tonya -
I was researching oil pulling and came across your post about having acne. The 2 best supplements I have ever tried for acne are L-Glutathione (500 milligrams up to 3 times a day) and vitamin B6 (ONLY get the P5P form. The other form can cause neuropathy) Try opening a capsule of vitamin B6 (P5P) and take a third of it - or half of it - and see how you do. You can take the same dosage up to 3 times a day. Definitely take the B6 with food because it can make you nauseous. Also, both vitamin B6 and L-Glutathione are potent detoxifiers of the liver so go up to the dose you need VERY slowly! L-Glutathione really helped my hair to become shinier and healthier as well. You do not need to take both of these supplements together for acne unless you feel that that works for you. I have only taken B6 alone and L-Glutathione alone - and both worked separately to completely clear my skin in record time. I suffered with severe cystic acne and was on 3 courses of Accutane so I know what it's like to suffer with acne.
Best of luck to you trying these supplements - I'm going to go post this info on the acne section of this awesome website!"
EC: P5P is an acronym for Pyridoxal 5 Phosphate.
06/24/2010: Mirna from Quebradillas, Puerto Rico replies: "I wish to thank all who participate in Earth Clinics' blog. One question, in reference to OP and SunFlower Oil, it seems not many people us it. Is it because the oil does not have great qualities?? I most recently purchased Organic SunFlorwer Oil and want to know if anyone had any yea or ney for it> Thanks!!!"
06/25/2010: Lee from New York, NY replies: "Hi Mirna, I think you will be fine with the organic sunflower oil. It's interesting to try different oils and that's what I do, but I have used sunflower oil and it was good. FYI, I use organic coconut oil mixed with a few drops of clove oil - and alternate with organic olive oil mixed with a few drops of oregano oil right now. I'll probably switch back to sunflower oil when the olive oil runs out - Good luck! It's a good practice."
[YEA] 10/30/2008: Babby from Ridgefield, CT, USA: "Oil pulling is supposed to cure anything from angina to warts. While I can't say I've noticed any great bodily "health" benefit from oil pulling, my teeth are sparkling.
I'm a smoker and I have several crowns and an inlaid bridge, and these types of porcelain teeth do not respond to typical whitening methods at all.
The first time I tried oil pulling, I could actually see the difference after one 10-minute session and folks have commented on how much whiter my teeth look. In a week I noticed improved gum color. At my last dental check, my dentist wanted to know what toothpaste I was using, because I barely had any tartar (needless to say, he was incredulous when I said I had stopped flossing, which I have never been good at anyway). He also commented that my gums not only looked great, but had actually improved.
I simply can't stand the taste of sesame, so I mix it with either safflower, sunflower, or flavored olive oil. Teeth are then brushed with a good castille soap (soaps made with oils rather than animal fats) which does NOT taste soapy, by the way, then rinse with a little salt water. I am brushing my teeth only slightly more than normal -- twice a day for two minutes after oil pulling, and then a quick scrub with toothpaste just before I go to bed.
Other folks I know who have tried oil pulling have also remarked about the improved appearance of their teeth as well as improved oral health.
Oh....just make sure you don't spit your (now somewhat hydrogenated)oil down the sink drain or toilet or you'll be calling in the plumber or septic guy. And be careful NOT to swallow!"
12/21/2008: Jeffrie Ann from Brookfield, CT. USA replies: "I live in CT. as well. I have septic and am wondering why it is harmful to septic and plumbing. You mentioned that you can not spit it(oil)in the sink or toilet or you will be calling a plumber or septic man. Why is that? I just learned about OP and have not yet tried it as I need to go get an appropriate oil. I have no real serious health issues (very minor osteo arthritus in one wrist) that I am aware of so I am just interested as a way to maintain and enhance my health. A reply regarding my septic question would be most appreciated!"
03/26/2009: Patricia from Socorro, NM replies: "I just wanted to let you know that if you pour oil down the sink, it tends to clog the drain. Try liquid plummer and voila! Soap! Although I found it cheaper to just snake the drain."
EC: Nothing like ACV and baking soda to clear a clogged drain too! A tried and true remedy...
[YEA] 08/29/2008: Knute from Sacramento, USA : "I was fortunate to find out about Dr Karach's oil pulling therapy over 16 years ago, and my objective was to improve my immune system, as a preventative. And it certainly has done so, for example, the number of colds has gone down a lot. Plus, my digestion has improved very much. Also, I can go on for more hours without feeling the need to eat.
I mostly use sesame oil, peanut oil, and sunflower oil: Once per day, one table spoon in the morning, before breakfast, 5-7 days a week. I have found that it's very important to rinse the oral cavity and tonge with baking soda/salt in warm water, and brush all of the same area - including the tongue, after applying just a little baking soda and salt on the toothbrush.
Basically, my opinion is that oil pulling is one of the very best ways to stimulate the body's natural healing abilities, and that includes detoxification. 15-20 minutes in the morning of oil pulling regularly, while taking a shower or shaving or ... - is one of the wisest things we could to, healthwise."Replies
08/30/2008: Martha from Baltimore, Maryland replies: "Why would you add salt to baking soda, it already contains alot of sodium."
08/30/2008: Knute from Sacramento, USA replies: "Why add salt, well it's per the instructions of Dr Karach. Also, note, that we are to spit out the salt and the baking soda, so the purpose of it is not to be assimilated by the body. According to Dr Karach, ..., having spit out the liquid from the mouth, now it's time to rinse the oral cavity.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to a cup of warm, pure water. With this solution rinse your mouth a few times. Then add a little salt and baking soda directly to your toothbrush and carefully brush your teeth, gums and tongue - even under the tongue. Then gargle with the water that had some salt and baking soda added to it. Leave just a little of this water left in the cup, and add a little cool, pure water to it. The purpose is to dilute its strength.
Then tip the cup under your nose and gently "sniff up" the water to cleanse your nasal passages. Blow your nose gently..."
[YEA] 07/10/2008: Larry from Bon Aqua, USA: "I learned about OP from a nurse at my VA. I thought about it and searched the internet for info.
The reason I used it was to remove the bacteria and poisonous toxins I was sure were under my teeth. I also have diabetes and that causes teeth problems. When I started I was in pain from an exposed nerve.
I used 1T seaseme oil and 1T sunflower oil combined w 5 drops black walnut, 5 drops pepperment and 6 drops cinnamon oils. The peppermint for pain and the cinnamon for the antibacterial. Note: oregano as far as I know is an anti-fungal, not an anti-bacterial.
Regardless I swished my mix for 15 min, keep in mind I was in pain at the time. The first effect I noted, there was no pain even when I drew cold air through the area of my mouth. I could eat hot or cold food w no pain. Needless to say I am hooked for life. Teeth that were rising and becoming loose over the next week returned to near normal and tight in the gum. I don't know about the rest of my ailments. My teeth are much better.
A side obsevation I would like to mention is directed to the lady in India who tried OP for her wrist and arm metacarpule. I had metacarpule and the thing I knew that allowed me to over come it is this. The nevre when damaged will swell in its pathway and this is what causes pain when the joint is moved. Nerves continue to swell if they continue to bump bone which causes more pain. The wrist has a very small passage for its nerves. The swelling that causes the pain is closer to the thumb than the elbow (I mean the swell is trapped). The nerve for the thumb and forefinger extends thru the arm up to the armpit. To releive the pain from my wrist I reach up on a door frame as high as I could. Held on to the frame and dropped my body slowly down streaching my arm until it was fully extended way over my head. At first fire was running up my arm but when I reached full extention of my arm I felt a pop in my wrist and all pain vanished. Now I stretch to insure it doesn't happen again.
I hope this can help someone. It worked for me."
[YEA] 05/13/2008: Maureen from Tampa, Florida: "I started oil pulling 4 days ago and immediately noticed some differences. First I tried Safflower and I slept better then I had in years and my gums did not bleed at all when I flossed that night. Also I am noticing my teeth are whiter and that food I eat after OP tastes better. I don't get food bad breath (after you) anymore. My sister noticed her dark circles under her eyes is gone after only 3 days. We are both using Sunflower oil and Safflower but only when I have the time to get a lot of sleep."Replies
09/27/2010: Shanthi from Jurong, Singapore replies: "Dear Maureen from Tampa Florida, Your feedback is dated 2008. I hope that you read this. Please may I know what brand of sunflower and safflower oil did you use. Thank you. Sincerely, Shanthi"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 05/06/2008: Patti from Huntsville, AL: "I've been oil pulling for about 6-7 weeks. I started using Safflower Oil at night and could only swish for a few minutes. Gradually, though, I learned to relax and look forward to the time. After about 2 weeks, I started using Sesame Oil at night & Safflower Oil in the mornings. Immediately I noticed the difference in my mouth, of course, but also I found that I slept more deeply after swishing. Once I began swishing in the mornings as well, it seemed that I lost my cravings...not my appetite. I still got hungry and enjoyed meals, but I didn't wanted from pantry to refrigerator looking for something to eat between times. My concern right now, though, is that my blood pressure has gone out of sight. I mentioned the Oil Pulling to my doctor & she said she didn't see how it could correlate, but it's the only things I'm doing differently. I noticed one other poster mentioned that possibility or I may not have given it another thought. I've stopped pulling, I hope temporarily, to see if it makes a difference. I believe that it's a wonderful practice that I could do forever IF I can convince myself that it isn't causing the BP spike."Replies
05/18/2008: Patti from Huntsville, AL replies: "I emailed several weeks ago with a concern because my blood pressure had spiked soon after beginning my Oil Pulling. I stopped using the oil for several days with no change in my blood pressure, and then resumed the Oil Pulling soon after. I truly do not believe that the oil had anything to do with the blood pressure spike. I did, however, start back using the Apple Cider Vinegar after a couple of years of laziness, and my blood pressure has begun to level off again! I keep a jar of ACV and honey (1/2 and 1/2) and I add a couple of tablespoons to cold Apple Juice a couple of times a day. I agree with other posters, ACV and Honey and Oil Pulling are both things that I believe I can do for life!"
08/19/2008: Matthew from Tucson, AZ USA replies: "Sounds like you need to do a cleanse, fasting can help your body heal itself. Another good option would be fresh ground common cloves, wormwood, and black walnut hull extract in combination. There are specific instructions for the latter cleanse. You can find info by searching Hulda Clark online or in the book The Cure for all Cancers by Hulda Clark it is inexpensive and invaluble. The parasite cleanse is useful for everyone but you may want to ease into it slower than described in the book it can be intense if you are heavily infested."
08/23/2008: Cindy from Wichita, USA replies: "www.watercure2.org
Everything you've said is right in keeping with the fact that high blood pressure is caused by dehydration.
Everything you put in your mouth tells your body that it's going to get some. If it's good for you, then the body prepares for the party. If it's bad for you, your body prepares for war. If it thinks it's getting something and doesn't, all hell breaks loose. This is also why artificial sweeteners are so bad for you. Your body is told, via your taste buds, that it's about to get a dose of sugar, and then it doesn't.
When you are dehydrated, your body is forced to steal water from the colon. This is an entirely different process than what takes place in a properly hydrated body and the process that would be put in motion if you drank plain water on an empty stomach. It's work. HARD work. Plus it's performed in an emergency situation (dehydration).
It takes water to do work. Everything your body does requires water. So your body has to steal water, not only to keep your decreased blood volume pumping all the way up to your brain, but it ALSO has to steal water just to be able to steal water.
Your body thinks it's getting coconut oil from which it can steal water. But it doesn't so it has to scramble back to where it was. And during all of this, it is still having to contend with your low blood volume and getting blood to your brain to keep you from fainting.
Of course your blood pressure increased. Two things happened. You tell your body it's going to get some oil AND you decreased your food intake. Both sources of water to a desperate body that is scrambling just to keep you upright.
Your body is screaming for water. And salt too, as you are probably on a salt free diet, right? Salt is #3 on the list of things a human being can't live long without. But to handle salt, it needs plain water. And to handle plain water it needs salt. Your body is about 75% water. And that's SALT water. Your body is an ocean."
07/15/2009: Patricia from Charlotte, North Carolina USA replies: "As a response to salt usage by anyone, for any reason, it should always be a good SEA Salt and not the processed salts. A good quality Sea Salt can be purchased inexpensively and has many minerals/trace minerals that are necessary to process the salt in your body. I use a little sea salt when brushing my teeth along with baking soda with great results. But when I ran out of sea salt I used the very processed/bleached salt I had from years ago in my cabinet and my hands became swollen and felt puffy and retained water and forgot what is was like to use that stuff. I will never do that again and threw it out. The very inexpensive, processed salt is the kind that Can hurt you and raise your blood pressure.
Also last week my filling broke and my tooth became very painful and my gum very swollen. I looked up some home remedies to help me. I tried OP and I was absolutely AMAZED, to say the least. I used cold pressed sesame oil 2x that night and sleep so much better and within hours my tooth felt better and could bite down on it. The infection was so bad I could hardly touch the outside of my face and felt like my skin was burned. You could see the redness start to move down my neck and toward my chest and away from my gums/tooth, which kind of scared me also. I know the infection can go through your entire body but I just felt so confident with everything I had read and felt about OP I still felt the infection would be released from my body through this process. The 2nd night I sleep like I had never sleep in years. My sinuses also started to drain and my headache went away. I didn't want to go to the dentist and use alot of antibiotics, which had happened before with alot of side effects and problems also with that route. Everyone should try this for better oral/physical health. I am truly amazed and will do this always and will tell everyone. I know I will see many other benefits to come. God Bless"
11/06/2011: Mlcplus3 from Eddystone, Pa Delaware County replies: "I have never heard of oil pulling until now, I am very interested in reading more about it and maybe give it a try. Dehydration can cause a drop in blood pressure and fluid over load can increase blood pressure,"
[YEA] 04/22/2008: Annette from Roseville, California: "I have been oil pulling for 2 months 1 to 2 times daily. I have noticed several benefits: Immediately my gums stopped bleeding when flossed. My teeth felt more firmly seated in my gums.. and they are whiter. After a month, my skin on my neck and chest improved in smoothness and elasticity (chicken bumps gone). I have a few moles on my body that are shrinking! My elbows are so smooth. Improved morning breath odor. Cravings for caffeine diminished. Improved joint mobility. I had a fingernail that I had mashed in a car door 25 years ago that never fully grew back and it is almost fully reattached! Dandruff is gone after 2 months of regular OP. I use a variety of oils and switch between Virgin Coconut Oil, Cold-pressed Sesame Oil, Olive Oil, and Flax Oil.I can't wait to see further improvements on my body. Keep OP. You're worth it!"