Oil pulling or swishing is known as “ama” in Ayurvedic medicine. It is believed to pull out toxins, reduce inflammations and generally heal the mouth, gums and head. Many people are now trying oil pulls to reduce plaque, whiten the teeth, freshen breath and improve the conditions of the gums.
Very little scientific research has been conducted on this procedure. If you search on line you will find very little data. I would recommend you do your own research, as we are doing at the Reiki clinic.
It is important to remember that Ayurveda does not recommend general treatments blindly for everyone, but rather, an individual approach based on your Dosha. (Search Dosha and you will find a wealth of information.)
Most people use either sesame oil or pure coconut oil. Pure sesame oil is one among many medicinal fluids recommended in Ayurvedic medicine for daily preventive use and to reduce inflammation.
Approximately 1 tablespoon of oil is swished in the mouth for 20 minutes and then teeth are brushed normally. Go answer your emails or read Tumblr and the 20 minutes will fly by. Note it is important not to spit the oil in the sink as it may clog the drain.
Our Results: No longer blood when brushing teeth, improved breath and less sinus/allergy complaints. Your results may differ, but judging by our findings it is a safe, inexpensive treatment to improved oral health and well worth a try. This is really not difficult or expensive. It should not replace regular dental check ups, but work with them to improve your overall health. It is suggested you try for 7 days and evaluate your progress.
Do you do this procedure too? Which oil do you use and what benefits have you experienced? Let us hear your results.
And your friends @ Serenity Reiki Clinic
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