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Video: Oil Pulling Demonstration

March 25, 2009 Reviewed by admin 14 Comments

Have you heard about the exciting new healing process called “oil pulling”? Ok so it’s not new, but rather an age-old art that involves swishing oil in the mouth to draw out toxins from the body. Oil pulling has been around for centuries, as part of the Ayurvedic tradition of holistic medicine. But to the uninitiated, this treatment might seem intimidating, puzzling, or just plain gross.

In this video, Copley explains the what, how, and why of oil pulling, as Erin assists with camerawork and narration. In the video’s suspenseful conclusion, you’ll get to see what happens to the oil while it is emulsified in the mouth and how the solution looks after a full oil pulling procedure.

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  • October 31, 2013

    by Siva


    I think the stomach should be ideally empty while doing oil pulling. Besides the mouth, the process of oil pulling initiates series of actions all over the body which helps in detox. All organs are activated through their respective acu-points present in the tongue. Hence loading the stomach with water might well be unnecessary and this would likely to reduce the effectiveness of the process.

    Siva, Chennai

  • January 22, 2010

    by JulieK

    No, no water before pulling. Try to do it first thing in morning before anything. You will rinse with hot water after, then probably want to brush your teeth as well. ~jk

  • January 22, 2010

    by M.Madasamy


    I have one doubt. Shall i drink water before doing oil pilling. pls give me advice for me



  • April 7, 2009

    by Michelle

    Thanks TIA. I don't know what happened, or changed, but I was able to view the video this time! =D Awesome job! Copeley, are you a journalism major, or want to pursue a career as an anchor? I've always been interested in it, but I heard it's difficult and competitive. You did a good job in the video! =D

  • March 30, 2009

    by JulieK

    Boo-Yah! I'm quite pleased. Good for you, Justine. I've actually been thinking of mixing it up and using coconut oil a couple days a week. I mean, what the heck, eh? ~Juls

  • March 30, 2009

    by Justine


    Coconut oil is the way forward. Having no problems at all now sticking to the regime. Hurrah! What a difference!

  • March 26, 2009

    by justine

    Hi, Julie,

    Thanks for your reply. I am definitely going to try coconut and thanks for anticipating my question about the consistency. I am totally ready to be won over by this process. My whole interest in this blog was born out of a desire to keep my body healthy and somewhat protected from all the crap that seems to get thrown into everything we consume. I don't want to live to 130, but I do want to be active and pain free for as long as possible.
    I suspect that my success at oil pulling will be largely a case of mind-over-matter, and that probably won't be a bad thing for 20 minutes of my day either. I appreciate your enthusiasm!

  • March 26, 2009

    by JulieK

    Justine- try coconut oil. It comes in an almost solid state so you will scoop it out with your spoon, but it will melt in your mouth. Perhaps it will be more palatable for you, as well. They recommend sunflower and sesame first. But what's important, I think, is it's the oil pulling the impurities out of your tissues. Plus I read if you're wanting the whitest teeth possible in this endeavor- coconut oil is da bomb!

    I get your aversion! Even I have a hard time many days, and I'm a seasoned puller. My guess is many folks discover this *miracle* process, perform it for a while- even a long while- I mean they're saying it can extend your life to 130-150 years! say what!??? But can you really imagine... pulling for the next, what, 60 years? I do, and I will, because I don't want to be old in the traditional sense. I don't want to be able to be labeled with an age! So, however you do it, let's find a way for you to get started, eh.


  • March 26, 2009

    by marta

    Sandra and Michelle,
    In our tests audio and video are working fine. To control audio, you will can enable this from your own computer as well as the right hand side of the player.

  • March 26, 2009

    by justine

    I have been having a really hard time doing this. It just makes me want to throw up. It's probably a psychological thing; however, I can't abide the sesame oil. I heard other proponents talking about using either olive oil or coconut oil (as long as they are unrefined). Does this still count? I am fairly confident that it must be the molecular properties of oil in general (i.e., that oils are emulsifiers) rather than the actual oil per se. Any thoughts?

  • March 26, 2009

    by Michelle

    Hi TIA,

    For some reason, I can't view the video. I mean, it doesn't even show up for me to click on. Has it been taken down, or maybe it's just my computer?

  • March 26, 2009

    by Sandra

    Bummer, I can't get the audio from this. :(

  • March 25, 2009

    by JulieK

    Bravo! /applaude* I love the video!! and, of course, I love oil pulling. I remind myself of that ad campaign in the late 70s or early 80s (was it for Coke?) where a hilltop was filling with people singing "I'd love to teach the world to sing..." I'm glad you're finding it so worthwhile to continue and bring to TIA's audience. I just know it's the health breakthrough I personally needed (and you, you, and YOU) to honor my body and live the long life I so want to live- the healthy one! Thank you, Copley!!!


  • March 25, 2009

    by iono

    What a GREAT video. Thank you for showing how easy this technique is! I started doing this about 3 weeks ago and love the results. My friends think I'm crazy but now I have an excellent resource to refer them to. Bravo, Copley.

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