WHAT IS IT?
Tongue scraping is a way to remove overnight buildup of bacteria and toxins on the tongue using a metal or plastic tongue scraper or spoon.
Tongue scraping has been practiced for centuries in many parts of Europe, Africa, Arabia, India, and South America. The technique is an ancient Ayurvedic practice. In the past, tongue scrapers were made of thin, flexible sections of wood, various metals, ivory, mother-of-pearl, whalebone, celluloid, and tortoiseshell.
Copper tongue scraper
*Improves sense of taste
*Removes ama and bacteria
*Reduces bad breath
*Improves overall health by preventing cavities, gum diseases, and other mouth diseases.
*Loss of taste
RISKS / CONTRAINDICATIONS
*Can stimulate the gag reflex and cause one to vomit. To avoid this, refrain from placing the tongue scraper too far back on the tongue. Instead, start in the middle of the tongue, and slowly work your way back as you become more comfortable.
*Risk of cutting the tongue. To avoid this, start out with lighter pressure. Can also inspect scraper for any uneven edges.
Tongue Scraping should be done every morning on an empty stomach.
CARE / CLEANING THE SCRAPER
Wash the tongue scraper with warm water and soap after each use. Store in a clean, dry area.