Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Oil Pulling - An Interesting Health Technique
In all my natural health experience, I've never come across this before, but the principle makes sense to me. For the past 20 years or so, I've studied natural healing techniques like Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Body Talk, Polarity Balancing, Therapeutic Touch and others. I also make my own tinctures, poultices, healing salves, herbal teas and I wild-harvest a lot of the herbs that we use. It has served us well. My 3 teenage boys have never been to a doctor for an illness.The healthier we are, the more independent we are!
Oil Pulling works on the principle of "drawing". There are black salves or "drawing salves" that you use topically to pull infections, poisons, even cancers, out through the skin. Certain poultices can also pull out toxins and infections. Alkaline substances, like baking soda, have a drawing effect. Baking soda works well on bee stings, cold sores, impetigo, etc. Oil Pulling is done by swishing oil in your mouth. The tissues of the gums, and especially under the tongue, are very permeable. As you swish the oil, it draws out impurities and toxins from your body.
Some of the claims listed, are that Oil Pullling has healed, or been the solution to: headaches, bronchitis, tooth pain, cavities, whitens teeth, thrombosis, eczema, ulcers and diseases of the stomach, intestines, heart, blood, kidney, liver, lungs, arthritis, fibromyalgia and women's diseases -to name only some. It's claimed to heal diseases of the nerves, paralysis, encephalitis, prevents the growth of malignant tumors, and heal cuts and other injuries. Basically, if you clean out your body, whatever ails you should improve or go away, unless it's a physical injury. But even healing of injuries is enhanced when the body is healthy.
There are a few different kinds of oils recommended as best to use, techniques and details on how to go about it, and other things that are worth reading up on. Rather than go into greater detail here, I'll recommend that you Google "Oil Pulling" and have fun reading the different info and results people have had. No one should be trying to sell you anything, unless you want to know more about the deep workings and principles behind the treatment, and want to buy a book. There is one I've found that comes highly recommended: Oil Pulling Therapy by Bruce Fife. If you try this out and have some great result, we'd all love to hear about it! Happy swishing.