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What is Oil Pulling?

In Ayurveda, organic oils are routinely used to balance one's constitution and to rid the body of toxins. These oils can be massaged into the skin followed by steaming (called abhyanga), placed in the nose using nasya oil or placed in the mouth called oil pulling.
Oil pulling is part of the daily morning regimen (called dinacharya) that begins with cleaning of the tongue using a tongue scraper (see August Newsletter for details) followed by brushing of the teeth. Once the tongue and teeth are cleaned, oil pulling is performed using one tablespoon of an organic cold pressed oil infused with Ayurvedic herbs. This small amount of oil is placed into the mouth and swished around (not swallowed) for a minimum of five minutes and then spit out followed by a rinse with water; the time of the pulling should be increased over time to about twenty minutes to maximize its effects. Oil pulling has been demonstrated to promote good oral hygiene by: preventing cavities, reducing gingivitis, decreasing plaque binding to the teeth and oral surfaces, decreasing microbial count in the mouth, freshening breath and by strengthening the teeth and gums. Shanbhag, 2017: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5198813/?report=printable
 Ease now offers Daily Swish by Banyan Botanicals in single use (12mL) or 8 fl oz bottles (which should last for about one month). During my consultations, I have been providing to my clients (free of charge) a Banyan Botanical Tongue Scraper (sold at Ease for $8).
For the next month, I will be giving to my clients-both new and returning-free samples of the Daily Swish (single use) as a "thank you". Please stop in for a consultation so you can learn more about how Ayurveda can help you achieve your health goals.
Blessings, Dr. Paula


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