I’m not sure if you’ve heard about oil pulling or not: It has grown exceedingly popular over the past few years. Proponents of this practice say it is beneficial for many health issues, ranging from cavities to cancer. Let’s take a look at how effective this practice is for the modern man.

Health Benefits of Oil Pulling

Does oil pulling have benefits?According to proponents of oil pulling, it is helpful treating many different health problems, including:

  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Plaque
  • Skin Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Chronic Inflammation

In modern times, the biggest proponent of oil pulling is Dr. F. Karach, MD, who used it in his practice to treat a variety of maladies. And, because it is so simple, it has proven effective for many different people.

Research Regarding Oil Pulling

A study was completed in 2009, and published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine studying the benefits of oil pulling. In the study, 20 adolescent boys with “plaque-induced gingivitis were selected…” One group used chlorhexidine mouthwash, while the other did oil-pulling. The study concluded the oil pulling therapy showed a reduction in the plaque index, modified gingival scores, and total colony count of aerobic microorganisms in the plaque of adolescents with plaque-induced gingivitis.” In conclusion, the study found that the oil pulling method is “preventative as well as curative.”

Should You Try Oil Pulling?

When considering oil pulling and whether or not you should integrate it into your life, it is important to stop and think about something: Oil pulling is very simple. All you have to do is follow these simple steps:

  1. Put 1-2 teaspoons of oil (coconut oil or sunflower oil) in your mouth.
  2. Swish the oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes.
  3. Spit the oil out in the trash can.
  4. Rinse with warm water and brush well.

This simple process is inexpensive, and very easy to do every day. The research states this fact: “This healing method is its simplicity.” Why not try this method if it can benefit your health?