Although oil pulling is still considered a new healing concept in countries such as the United States, it has been used as a method of healing for many centuries in countries such as China and India. Many have heard of the phrase, but they are unsure how to do it. This technique is considered a form of alternative healing and it involves swishing an edible oil such as coconut oil or sunflower oil in your mouth for 15 minutes to 20 minutes and then spitting the oil out. You are supposed to avoid swallowing any of the oil during the process.
The Health Benefits
It sounds very simple and it is actually simple to do. Not only it is simple, it is also very powerful. It provides many different types of health benefits.
Detox is one of the surprising benefits that many people are not aware of. It is very effective at removing toxins from the body when performed on a regular basis.
Increased metabolism is another benefit. It increases the rate in which the body burns fat, and therefore, the method can help a person lose those stubborn excess pounds. Once you learn how to do oil pulling, your body will eventually be restored to its natural weight.
The Step By Step Guide
The best time of the day to perform pulling method is in the morning before you have had anything to eat or drink. You will then take one tablespoon full of the oil that you have chosen and pour the oil into your mouth. Children can also do it by using a reduced amount of oil and under the supervision of an adult so that they do not accidentally swallow the oil.
You will then begin to swish the oil around in your mouth. Move it around as if it were mouthwash, but avoid gargling or tilting your head back. The oil will become diluted as saliva begins to mix in. If the muscles in your face become sore during the process, you are putting too much effort into it. It is supposed to be a relaxing way to get some health benefits for your body.
Oil pulling can be somewhat unpleasant the first few times that you try, so if you feel the urge to swallow, do so. You will soon become comfortable with the process and it will become a part of your morning routine.
The best way to tell that the process is working is by looking at the color and consistency of the oil. If the oil turns into a milky looking substance, the oil is effectively removing the toxins from the body.
After you have completed your session, you will then need to rinse your mouth with warm salt water. You can use regular table salt for the rinse. The number of times a week you choose to oil pull is up to you. Many people complete the process once a week; others complete the process several times a week.
Learning how to do it is not a complicated process. It is a simple technique that can provide healing benefits to the body.