Hi! LOVE this site! Just wanted to share that I have been oil pulling, sunflower oil, for a week now to help with my dental pain and it has REALY helped me. Im so greatfull! Thanks again for this great site - Aurora Co
I was doing oil pulling for a couple of years. Then I became homeless. I now have a home again, but I've forgotten how to do oil pulling. Is there somewhere on this site that has some simple directions? I do remember that one person recommended a flush of the mouth with baking soda in water after oil pulling. Where can I find this reference?
Hi there, does anyone know if you can do oil pulling with a temporary crown? My dentist said it shouldn't be a problem because it's not alcohol based, but she doesn't know anything about oil pulling. What are you experiences? I don't want to stop because I've had great results with op, but I don't want my crown to fall off either.
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Posted by T (Oshawa, Ontario Canada) on 10/23/2012
Love this website. Very grateful for all the drug-free tips.
I've tried oil pulling for the last 3 months and I have only seen benefits. I have noticed my energy has soared and my breath is better, teeth are whiter and no more bleeding gums. I don't feel the need to smoke as much nowadays. Suppressed appetite, and I'm able sleep better and much deeper. I will now and forever keep oil pulling.
Posted by Summer (Hong Kong) on 10/19/2012
Better But With Side Effects
Hello all, I have been oil pulling for a week, once in every morning with EVOO first then switched to cold pressed sesame oil. My skin glows after my first trial, however I'm unable to sleep since day one of oil pulling, thoughts keep flashing through while lying on bed, even if I finally fell asleep, I'll have dreams non-stop.
While using EVOO, I can still feel quite calm and happier mood during the day even I have trouble sleeping. But after switching to sesame oil, I started to feel anxious during daytime.
Is it a sign of detoxification? or the oil I've used does not suit me? Shall I switch of cold-pressed Sunflower oil for a mild detoxification?
Many thanks. Summer
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Posted by Smile (Phoenix, Az) on 10/19/2012
Hi, I was wondering which type of oil would be best for the purpose of remineralizing teeth. I've read that several people have had success stories, and even cured cavities, but I can not seem to find exactly which type of oil works best for this purpose. Also, how long before you had noticed results? How many times a day did you pull? Thank you!
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Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
Posted by Emily (Arcadia, California) on 10/19/2012
Hi my name is emily. I read about oil pulling on a korean website. It said that the people who have amalgam can't do oil pulling for more than 5 minutes because it is very toxic. One time ive tried it for 5 minutes and it was still thick and not thin as it was supposed to be. id like to know if it is true that I can't do it for more than 5 minutes.
Posted by Mike (Logan, Al) on 10/04/2012
I read for several hours about OP and then drove 20 minutes to town to fetch "OILS"... I have a sinus infection and was very uncomfortable and needed some relief. Sunflower oil for 20 minutes and my nose opened up and the sinus pressure is gone. I intend to continue with OP to see if the claims of better stomach health are true. It was not easy at first... There is a gag reflex, and I must admit that my mouth feels really fresh and clean. The baking soda brushing felt great also... Drink plenty of water and I am sure your experience will be just as good. I am amazed!
Posted by Victoria (San Diego, Ca) on 09/12/2012
Hello. I started oil pulling one week ago, mainly due to a massive toothache I had. I've had work done in the area, but with no insurance, a trip to the dentist was definitely not happening. So I looked for everything. I'm happy to say that I no longer have the sharp pain in that side of the mouth. But the area, my jaw, and my mouth in general still feels sore, almost like when I got my wisdom teeth pulled. I've also been experiencing general fatigue and body aches that I assumed were just detox symptoms. But aren't they supposed to last just for a few days? I feel like I've been sick for a week.
Another curious thing is anytime my head is upside down (I practice yoga), I feel pressure at the top of my nose and smell a strong scent that reminds me of tooth decay. I know this is disgusting, but it seriously reminds me of when I got my last root canal... The smell when the endodontist was removing the decay. What can be causing this? I do, unfortunately, have a mouth full of amalgam fillings. I've read about the concerns about pulling with these, but I've also read the arguments. Like wouldn't you want to draw out the mercury if you're able to spit it out? And if your fillings do fall out, oil pulled the decay from under it, and it's time to get them refilled anyhow. I don't know how true any of this is. I've read everything online, but there definitely isn't much on the topic. I pull for 20 minutes in the morning every day and some days in the afternoon a second time. I started with coconut oil since that's what we had but have bought sesame oil to use instead now. Should I continue pulling? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!
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Dayton, Ohio, Usa
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In The Valley, Ca
Posted by Renate (Kenosha, Wisconsin) on 08/10/2012
I have heard about oil pulling through my cousin who uses sunflower oil and works wonders for her. I am presently in chemo for breast cancer but have had a double masectomy with reconstruction just 6 months ago, I am only being given Herseptin and want to try the sunflower oil. Before I try this I need to know if anyone out there does this while going through the treatments as I was just informed a couple of days ago that I will be going through Herceptin for the next year & half.............. Please get back to me as soon as you can my body feels terrible I gained 50lbs. Have no energy and my mouth feels awful.. Desperately seeking answers.
Posted by Funmilicious (Lagos, Nigeria) on 08/10/2012
I have been oil pulling with coconut oil for over 6 months now and I have had amazing results in two areas: my sinuses and my breath, I guess the two were related.
I have had terrible sinuses since I was a kid, hereditary, my father was always pulling mucous and spitting out (gross) several times every single day. Mine sinuses were not that bad, but was bad enough.
First I tried nasal rinsing with neti pots and then the sinus wash bottle. It worked great by getting rid of my tonsil stones and I still do sinus rinse occasionally.
Oil pulling does a great job of pulling out excess mucous from the sinuses a d cleaning out the nasal passages.
I have not had a cold in several months, my sinuses are clear and I have great breath. Thank you earth clinic.
Posted by Stella (New York) on 08/07/2012
Better But With Side Effects
I started oil pulling with organic VCO. I followed the procedure and even did the 5 minutes ted recommended instead of 20. My skin looked great and my gums started to improve but about a week after, I noticed that my teeth were sensitive. It was as if my fillings were loosening. I had to chew slowing and avoid sugar, even xyitol. After I stopped pulling, most of the sensitivity went away. Has anyone else experienced this? I'd like to continue but not if my fillings are going to loosen.
Posted by Kathy (Henrico, Virginia) on 08/01/2012
I keep seeing this term that I am totally unfamiliar with and different oils being used. Would someone please tell me exactly what it is or how to do it? I am having some difficulty and cannot continue to sit here trying to look up things.
EC: Here's the oil pulling section: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/oil_pulling.html
Posted by Dorit (Palm Springs, Ca) on 07/02/2012
I saw the discussion regarding mouth wash vs. using Baking Soda after the oil pulling. It is really important, if you use baking soda (I do) to use one without Aluminum. Red Mill for example, makes Baking Soda that states on the package that it is Aluminum Free. Personally, I also mix in salt with the baking soda. I use Celtic Sea Salt.
All the best, Dorit