Introduced by Dr. Karach to a European community. Not sure who titled it way-back-when "Oil Pulling," but I suppose we do pull it through our teeth. We also swish and do a closed-mouth spitting, swirling, and spewing (how's that for alliteration). The name's not romantic or exotic, but it is intriguing. Such a simple process yet laborious for some in the beginning, quickly turning second nature.