I have been reading a lot about a therapy called “Oil Pulling.” At first I read a lot of personal experience type forums where people talk about how wonderful it has been for them or how sick it made them. The testimonials I have read were very interesting and therefore I have decided too start oil pulling. But what is oil pulling? What does it do? Why does it work? What is the right way, if there is a right way to do it? So I am on a mission to answer these questions as well as find out for myself if it really works.
So what is oil pulling? According to wikipedia , the end all know all answer to everything (only kidding), it is “in alternative medicine, a traditional Indian folk-remedy that involves swishing oil in the mouth for claimed oral and systemic health benefits.” Websites like http://www.oilpulling.com and http://www.oilpulling.org have helpful information on starting and provide some history as well as testimonials. I even found some information about it in my Ayurveda Encyclopedia. The list of benefits seems to be endless; everything from healthier teeth and gums, to clear skin, balanced hormones, healthier organ function, and much much more. Every testimonial seems to have a different but similar experience and almost all of them had positive things to say about the method.
It is my goal as a Holistic Esthetician and health enthusiast to find out as much as possible about this treatment and document my personal experience of practicing the oil pulling method. I am starting Friday May 2nd, 2012. To keep up with any skin changes I will post pictures for a before view and then weekly to share any changes. I am very excited about this experiment and hope to have a positive experience that encourages others to believe that health is within our reach and within our control.