to help cleanse our tissues, organs, and mind.” ― Sebastian Pole
Traced back more than 5,000 years to the traditions of Ayurveda, tongue scraping isn’t new technology, though its benefits are now scientifically proven. Studies show that tongue scraping reduces the presence of streptococcus mutans and lactobacillus. These mouth bacterias are the primary culprits in tooth decay. Removing food residue, plaque and bacteria from your mouth also helps protect against bad breath (International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 2010).
As if these benefits weren’t enough, tongue scraping will leave your mouth fresh and clean. Many even report an improved sense of taste as the taste buds are freed from buildup.
Energetic Healing: The tongue is the root of speech and self-expression. In energetic healing, it is also important to the flow of energy. Stimulating your tongue through scraping and removing buildup may allow energy to flow more freely. Most of the energy channels that end at your tongue are connected to the health of your abdominal organs. Some healers have observed that thick tongue coating is associated with poor digestion or poor diet choices--this may act as an early warning sign if you are paying attention.
Tongue scraping doesn’t have to be complicated. First, you’ll need to start with the right tool. While plastic versions are available, Energy Matters, LLC. recommends steel or copper varieties. Plastic exposes your body to harmful BPA’s and phytates and is best avoided. In addition, the metal scrapers will also last longer and are more durable. Our favorite from Primal Life Organics is just $10.00!
The best time to scrape is first thing in the morning before you brush your teeth. Begin at the back of your tongue. Slowly and steadily, pull the scraper forward—all the way to the tip of your tongue. Rinse the scrapper before repeating 6 or 8 times. The signature V-shape of a traditional tongue scraper allows the efficient removal of food residue and bacteria. This means the entire process can be completed in under a minute. To enhance the detoxification effects, sip warm water with lemon right after.
Tongue scraping is one of the easiest, most affordable ways to detox your organs and improve your oral hygiene and overall health. Give it a try.
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What To Remember:Tongue scraping is an easy way to improve your oral hygiene and overall health.Stimulating your tongue also detoxifies your internal organs.For the best results, make tongue scraping part of your morning routine.
- Cobb, Cynthia. (April, 2018). 5 Reasons to Scrape Your Tongue and How to Do It. Healthline.
- Patel, Sheila. (November, 2014). The Benefits of Tongue Scraping. Chopra Center.
- Van der Sleen, MI et all. (September, 2010). Effectiveness of mechanical tongue cleaning on breath odor and tongue coating: a systematic review. International Journal of Dental Hygiene.
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