I am currently on antibiotics for a sinus and ear infection and just found out about oil pulling. Should I wait to start doing it until all the antibiotics are finished?
I saw on Dr. Oz tonight that Walnut oil helps with belly fat, I was wondering if this oil can be used for the OP??
Brand new to this I just found this so any help would be great, I need to go buy some oil tomorrow. Thanks to everyone for their great input. I am very interested in trying this, hopefully my teeth problems are taken care of.
I have been OP for a month now. The concern is I am having a funny sensation in my tongue. Could this be due to some kind of deficiency or OP.
Hi Ted and all that read and respond to this site. Thank you for all this great information! I have been oil pulling for a week with sesame oil and I have been exeriencing dizziness, light headedness. Headaches and eye twitching. I believe this may be a healing crisis, but I want to make sure. Is this normal to feel worse and to feel dizzy and light headed? Is there anything else I should be doing. I began taking Apple Cider Vinegar and honey a couple of weeks ago, then started oil pulling with sesame oil a week ago, 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes before I go to sleep. Thank you for any help that you can give me. Sincerely, Flower
Hello, I began oil pulling about 10 days ago. I do it about 2x's per day, once with sesame and once with coconut each session for 15 minutes. I have a chronic (for years) postnasal drip and loss of smell (2 years) about 4 days into op a huge (this is so gross, sorry) congealed mass of mucous came from somewhere deep in my sinuses. Followed by another and then some smaller ones. Then there was a more liquid-y stream flowing for a couple of days which turned into a pretty bad cold. That miraculously cleared up in a couple of days.
My head feels so clear now I can hardly believe it. This is Great!!! I am really wondering though, about the bags under my eyes. They seem more intense to me than usual. Does that make sense at all? Do I really have a chance to rid myself of these? I hope some of you have had real experience of this. If so, how much time should I give it to expect real results? If any of you have had more success with a particular oil for eye bags, I would love to know what worked for you. Thanks, Everyone
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Posted by Jen (Malvern, Pa) on 12/26/2010
I have a private holistic practice and over the past 25 years have had my sensitive clients start with 3 minutes per day the first week. 5 the second. 7 the third and then up to 10-15 depending on how they respond. I had one client stay at 3 minutes for 3 months before he could work up to 5. I think that some of the intense side effects are due to the dental component of the root canals, tmj joint and brain aspects releasing as we need to understand the cranial component of this method as well. An offering for more sensitive clients and to recognize the body isn't to be pushed but encouraged. Namaste, Jen
Posted by Mary (Chicago, Il, Usa) on 12/21/2010
I first tried oil pulling last January after having the swine flu for over 3 weeks. I had tried tons of doctor prescribed antibiotics, but I still had this horrible hacking dry cough. I first used 1 tbsp sesame oil and swished it around in my mouth for 20 minutes. While I was spitting out the oil, I noticed the congestion in my chest loosening and before I knew it I was hacking up tons of phlegm. I felt so much better and kept it up until I was fully recovered a couple days later. I also noticed my teeth were super white after oil pulling. I have since used coconut oil and it works just as well. I have found it's best to do this first thing in the morning on an empty stomach so I keep the oil in the bathroom and swish it around while I shower.
Posted by Allison (Dallas, Texas) on 12/15/2010
I did oil pulling for the first time ever this morning. I was able to do about 10 minutes before I just couldn't hold the stuff in any longer. I plan to work up to the recommended 15 to 20 minutes. I have noticed some sinus drainage throughout the day. Nothing disgusting, just noticeable. My question is, has anyone else experienced excessive salivating after pulling?? I have had to gulp and swallow all day long! If so, any suggestions as to why this happens??
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Posted by Dibraccio (New Brunswick, New Jersey) on 12/03/2010
I was suffering from severe burnout. My health was failing. For the past 3 months, I had shooting pains all over my body, I had dizzy spells, pains in my lower back and lower right abdomen. I started oil pulling and the symptoms started to fade the first day I did the oil pulling routine. Within 4 days ALL of the symptoms vanished!!! It seems like miracle!!! This experience has caused a profound paradigm shift in my consciousness and has caused me to reevaluate many of my beliefs about health care and healing. I am thankful there is an internet where one can obtain vital information like this.
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Posted by Laurie (Moriarty, New Mexico) on 11/24/2010
Ran into the phrase oil pulling while looking up natural ways to treat bursitis and arthritis. I was having severe pain in my right shoulder and arm, would hurt like crazy all day and get so much worse at night, I was about ready to go see about getting a shot for it. I knew that was not a great thing either, so went to the internet to see what else there was. Decided to give the oil a try. For the first time in months I am almost pain free, and this after only a few weeks of doing the oil pulling. I will never not do this again!! Am glad I ran into this sight, and I would recommend that everyone at least give this a good try and see what good things might come about. I use coconut oil, am going to try switching back and forth. Happy pulling! Laurie B
Posted by Mychelle (Pacific Northwest, Wa) on 11/23/2010
Hi, I am 44 years old and have severe allergies (corn, wheat, gluten, peanut, trees, molds, dust mites, ibuprofen, aspirin, nsaids and the list goes on) I had an allergic reaction in mid Sept 2010 to an antibiotic after a gum graft surgery. I ended up in the ER twice and have now developed chronic hives. I went to a new allergist who was highly recommended and although I really liked her, she prescribed several medications that my insurance held up with red tape. So, I was at home, miserable and nothing was helping.
I got online and found http://earthclinic.com and Oil Pulling. I was desperate and even though I have a very sensitive gag reflex, I got the oil (cold pressed sesame) and it has been a little over one week since I have been swishing 1 tbsp each morning. The very first time I swished, my nasal passages opened up while I was doing it. I thought NO WAY, are you SERIOUS?! Yep. Then, by day 2, I was coughing a productive cough and spitting up all this gunk. This is a good thing. My sinuses are now opened enough that I can use my neti pot again, something I could not do before unless I was on prednisone for the crisis my body was in. I loathed taking prednisone and now I know I will not have to take it again for clogged nasal sinuses. My husband reported that I am no longer snoring at night (another thing that happens when I am blocked with inflammation. )
I am still having hives but they are getting less and less each day and part of that is I believe because I am on a restrictive diet that does not include (corn/peanut/gluten/wheat). I have also noticed after just one week that I can chew on both sides of my mouth now because hot/cold does not bother me anymore. I love the way my mouth feels after I OP and brush. I feel like I have just stepped out of the dentist for a cleaning. Oh yeah, my gum graft does not bleed anymore when I floss now (which has little to no plaque since OP). So, I share all this to say, OP is working for my sinusitis and I am enjoying sleeping better because of it. I must admit, I do have a spit bucket because I am still coughing up gunk and I am not sure how long that will last! ? My mucous is thinning and white in color compared to the green/yellow it was before OP. I can't wait to see my doctor on the 29th of Nov. I am not going to tell her what I have taken or NOT taken until after her examination of me. My asthma is still not on track and I researching other remedies to help with that along with my inhaler. Any suggestions anyone??
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Posted by Peter (Folkestone, Kent, England) on 11/17/2010
First of all a big thank you to the founders of this site and to all the contributors. What a great example of people coming together to help each other. I believe that's the reason we are here. I hope that there are other sites springing up in all the non english speaking countries, then we shall have a true World Health Organization based on people sharing natural healing knowledge and not as the marketing department for the pharmaceutical industry. Anyway, back to oil pulling. In Bharat Savur's article, he suggests swishing for twenty minutes, but to avoid swallowing because it is poison. I have tried this a couple of times now and I am sure that I must have swallowed some. Would it not be better to do a ten minute session, spit out the poison, then do another to reduce this risk, rather than one continuous twenty minute session? I work on the premise that if it can happen to me then its happened to someone else. Maybe some of those who had side effects swallowed some of the poison? Is there any good reason why two ten minute sessions would be less effective than one of twenty minutes? Thank you to someone out there.
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Posted by Jim (Paris, France) on 11/14/2010
Hi, I ' ve been doing the oil pulling for 8 days now. I started to have a stomach burning since yesterday. I also have often gas after eating or even drinking water for a while now. So I don't know what could this be. I know that morning I ate eggs and butter, maybe eggs which is high sulphur plus the oil pulling caused a candida die off ? The stomach burning is accompanied by smelling gas and abdomen dystension. I 'm wondering also it it is not linked to bile acid that are secreted in exagerated way ?
I didn't eat irritant food recently, well actually lots of bread (wheat) drink regularly uht milk during the OP but I don't know what to conclude. Thank you in advance for any help.
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