Dear Ted, I came across Earth Clinic while looking for hairball remedies! I am amazed with the concept of oil pulling. I am going to try it to see if it would help with my ailment. I have had rectal burning on and off for the past 18 years. I don't believe I have Pruritus Ani because there is never any itching. i have thought it was due to yeast, but every remedy I have tried, both prescribed and self medicated using natural substances have not worked. I also thought it might be from having too acid of a body and adjusted my diet accordingly. I read in some of your comments that these should be addressed before one would try oil pulling. so I am asking what procedures should I do to get my body ready? Also, what would be the best oil used, and should I add anything to it? I should mention that I have been to several doctors and they don't know what it is either. Any help would be greatly appreciated and thank you for your time.