Oil Pulling & Swishing


Saturn rules teeth (among other things) and Uranus rules spleen-like worry. The Spleen rules the mouth and gums. So I wouldn't be surprised if I wasn't the only one experiencing mouth problems right now! (2008/2009/2010: Uranus opposite Saturn)

I discovered oil pulling just two weeks ago - and I love it!

In December my gums had started bleeding crazily (it was scary) and I felt sick for 2 months - sore throats, swollen lymph nodes, ear problems, fatigue and a general feeling that my whole system was infected with some horrible bacteria. The whole thing started with bleeding gums and super painful inside of my mouth, all over. I ended up self-prescribing penicillin (gasp) because I was desperate and was happy that my bleeding gums cleared up instantly. But the feeling of being infected lingered around my ears, lymph glands and mouth. So, after much internet reading on gingivitis and other horrors I went to my good old standby Curezone, where I was a moderator for a couple of years (Dream, Astrology, Liver Flush, Master Cleanse Forums). There, I discovered Oil Pulling & Swishing...

It sounded so simple! The reports were glowing!

The following are the most inspiring Testimonials, from real people, so far:

Dissolving Arthritic Deposits

No more Sensitive Teeth

Gum Infection cured with Oil Pulling & Oil of Oregano

Amazing Gum Regrowth - before and after Dentist visit!

So, I started oil swishing once a day for 10 minutes and now I've upped it to 20 minutes a time twice a day. My teeth, gums, and skin are loving me! Honestly, my skin feels sooo soft - and it looks great in the morning.

Don't be surprised if you get a little worse before you get better re: the Herksheimer Effect - it's just the toxins being pulled from you. Push through it to the other side.

Diseases Oil Pulling can cure: Mouth & Gum Disease, Stiff Joints, Allergies, Asthma, High Blood Sugar, Constipation, Migraines, Bronchitis, Eczema, Heart & Kidney & Lung Diseases, Leukemia, Arthritis, Meningitis, Insomnia, Menopausal Hormonal Issues, Cancer, AIDS, Chronic Infections, Varicose Veins, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Polio, Cracked Heels.

Oil Pulling pulls toxins from your body, through your mouth. Under the microscope the milky oil/saliva mixture contains many live organisms. Oil Pulling is an old Ayurvedic practice. More details on why it works through this Earth Clinic website here

How to Oil Pull


  • This must be done first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Then, choose another time later in the day or before bed for your second pull.
  • Put 1 tbsp of good, cold-pressed oil in your mouth. Do not swallow. The most popular oils are Sesame and Sunflower but you can mix it up and try Coconut, Walnut, Avocado, Olive, Flax, Hemp oil too. Right now I'm using Avocado and Olive oils but am about to have some Coconut and Sesame oils delivered to me.
  • Swish it around in your mouth, pull it through your teeth, chomp on it and generally play with the oil in your mouth for 20 minutes. I usually set a timer for 20 minutes and then do something around the house to keep me busy.
  • When you're finished the liquid will have an opaque milky quality as the oil mixes with your saliva and toxins. Spit it out.
  • Rinse your mouth with some seasalt water - gargle with it to get out any lingering bacteria at the back of your throat - suck it through your teeth and spit.
  • Brush your teeth. I've been brushing with a 1 to 1 ratio of seasalt and baking soda with sprinkles of cinnamon.
  • Tip: if you feel an infection in your mouth put a couple of drops of oil of oregano in your oil for a week or so then stop. Don't over use.

That's it!