Get Clearer Skin with Oil Pulling

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.

Oil Pulling on face left viewOil Pulling on face right view

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