How to Heal with Oil Pulling

Written by Raymond Salas

What is Oil Pulling?

“Oil pulling” or “OP” is an alternative healing therapy practiced by Dr. F. Karach, M.D., where oil is swished in the mouth for 15-20 minutes daily for its oral and systemic health benefits.

According to Wikipedia, “oil pulling” is mentioned in Ayurvedic texts where it is “claimed to cure about 30 systemic diseases ranging from headaches, migraines to diabetes and asthma.”

The Benefits of Oil Pulling

One of the greatest benefits of oil pulling is its ease and simplicity. You don’t need to buy any special products or equipment. The technique is not complicated. The costs are very low. Therefore, almost everyone should be able to do it easily.

Through short and long-term use, oil pulling has been reported and documented to heal or improve the following conditions:
  • Teeth and gum problems, including toothache, loose teeth, bleeding gums, and yellow discoloration.
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Arthritis and joint pains
  • Skin problems, including eczema
  • Ulcers
  • Digestive problems
  • Insomnia
  • Snoring
  • Halitosis
  • Eyesight, including double-vision
  • Heart disease and blood pressure
  • Constipation
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
According to Dr. Karach’s research and findings, oil pulling heals “headaches, bronchitis, tooth pain, thrombosis, eczema, ulcers and diseases of stomach, intestines, heart, blood, kidney, liver, lungs and women’s diseases. It heals diseases of nerves, paralysis, and encephalitis. It prevents the growth of malignant tumors, cuts and heals them. Chronic sleeplessness is cured.”

If these claims sound exaggerated, he once told a conference of Ukrainian cancer specialists, not to believe him. Instead, he challenged them to each try the oil pulling process, before deciding anything.

Dr. Karach cured his own 15-year-old challenge with arthritis and chronic blood disease through oil pulling.

How to Heal with Oil Pulling

Here is how to heal with oil pulling:
  • Dr. Karach recommends oil pulling only on an empty stomach (at least one hour after drinking any liquid or before eating any food). Therefore, for most people, oil pulling is easiest to do before breakfast.
  • Start with one tablespoon of either coconut or cold-pressed sesame oil. 
  • Put the tablespoon of oil into your mouth and swish it around, moving it slowly through your mouth and teeth for 15-20 minutes. Be sure to also move it toward the back of your mouth by tilting your head back. Do not gargle it in your throat. Do not swallow it.
  • When completed, spit it out (into the trash is best) and rinse your mouth thoroughly with salt water. It's best to not spit the oil into the sink because it can clog up the plumbing.

According to Dr. Karach, the “spittle” is loaded with bacteria and toxins. When viewed under a high-powered microscope, live organisms, microbes, and bacteria-embryos can be seen swimming in it. 

How Oil Pulling Works

Oil pulling mixes the oil with your saliva. The pulling/swishing activates enzymes in your mouth. 

Dr. Karach says that the enzymes then draw toxins out of the blood. As you continue pulling/swishing, the oil will become thin and white. If not, you have not pulled/swished it long enough.

What to Expect from Oil Pulling

After you start oil pulling every day, what signs of improvement should you expect?
  • Teeth become firm and whiter.
  • Feel more refreshed and relaxed after waking up.
  • Improved appetite.
  • More energy.
  • Deeper sleep.
  • Improved memory
  • Dark pouches under eyes disappear.

The Key to Healing with Oil Pulling

Dr. Karach says that it can take anywhere from two days to one year to completely cure a disease or condition. However, the key to healing with oil pulling is to do it daily on an empty stomach.

Disclaimer: This article is intended as educational information only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The author is not engaged in rendering medical or other professional services. If expert assistance is required, please seek the services of a competent professional. You are 100% responsible for what you do (or don’t do) with it.