The invention of alternative medicines was the fruit of man’s undying need for cures or remedies. Centuries ago, the level of medical knowledge that we knew of today didn’t exist. The medical basis of the alternative cures or remedies back then was from different beliefs of the cultures that existed during those times. The beliefs can be divided into religious, from the elder’s knowledge, from the shaman or native priest’s observation and even from animal behaviors.

The age old remedy known as oil pulling is one of the thousands of remedies that were invented centuries ago during the ancient times in the east. It was believed back then to cure various diseases that arise from unhealthy and polluted system where in the circulation of toxins in the body infects the inner organs causing sickness. The frequent use of the remedy passed down and spread the knowledge about its healing effects. Some of the people who performed the remedy claimed that it had helped them cure the several health conditions that they had all by themselves. Because of the countless therapeutic claims about oil pulling it became a widely accepted home remedy.

The method of doing the oil pushing remedy is simple. It must be performed first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything. The person must put a spoonful of oil in his or her mouth. Any kind of edible oil will do. Then it must be used just like a mouth wash but with additional pushing and pulling for not less than 15minutes before spitting out the oil. After doing the remedy rinse the mouth by gargling with water or brushing and the remedy must be performed three times a day.

The effect of the remedy is based on the idea that the mouth has the most nerve endings and circulatory passage or openings in the body. Because of this opening toxins and impurities that are circulated within the body make usually ends up and build up in the mouth. To lessen the amount of toxins and impurities that circulates all throughout the body, some of the toxins and impurities that end up in the mouth during sleep must be washed away with oil. The idea of using oil is because of its slippery and dense characteristics that allow it to pass through in-between teeth and trapping toxins and impurities in it.

The remedy of oil pulling is also said to be an effective way to lose weight. It is said that the toxins and impurities that are removed by doing oil pulling everyday makes the body healthier and the organs to function better. Because of this boost in the organs functions, it allows the body to eliminate fat, cholesterol and other toxins and impurities that causes weight gain. The elimination of these causes will now result to losing weight and having a more trimmed figure.

However there are really no significant scientific studies that support the beneficial effects of oil pulling when it comes to improving the health. The positive curing effects that it may have given some of the remedy’s believers might just be caused by their strong faith in the remedy.
Oil pulling is an all natural remedy; there have been no reported side effects from doing it. As long as it is safe it can be performed by those who wanted to try it. And keep on doing it religiously to be healthier and to help loss the weight.

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