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Video: Oil Pulling Demonstration

Reviewed by Copley March 25, 2009 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

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