What is Ear Candling?
AÂ lit, cone-shaped ‘candle’, made of muslin and dipped in paraffin, about a quarter-inch is insertedÂ into each ear. As the candle burns, warm smoke fills your ear, loosening wax and other debris. A vacuum-effect sucks the wax into the cone, which is then removed from your ear.Â As a client, you may hear a slight crackling sound as the flame burns and debris is loosened from your ear canal.Â The process takes anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes per ear and generally both ears are done during one session.Â For the first 24 hours after candling, it is best to protect the ears from wind, cold, and excessive amounts of water. Within 24 hours the normal production of wax will again protect the ear. The frequency of sessions vary from person to person, and is generally recommended to be done every 4 months, as needed.
How Does the Process Work?
The healing properties of the Ear Candle has its foundation in two primary physical actions. Firstly, the slight under pressure (the chimney effect) inside the Ear Candle and the vibration of the rising air column serve to gently massage the ear drum and promote secretion in the frontal and paranasal sinuses. This has an immediate subjective effect of regulating and balancing ear pressure.Â Users often describe a soothing, light sensation in the ear and head area.Â Secondly, the locally applied warmth stimulates vascularization, invigorates the immune system and reinforces the flow of lymph.Â At the same time, important acupuncture points and reflex zones are stimulated.
Ear candling is a holistic procedure used to remove excess wax, draw out toxins and pollutants, cleanse the sinus cavities, improve hearing and other senses and revitalize the nerve endings. It is also thought to have a psychic, emotional and spiritual impact on a person as it draws out negative toxins and revives the energy flows throughout the body.
What Are the Benefits?
Because of all the intricate crevices in the ear, unbelievable amounts of debris can accumulate. This buildup creates a breeding ground for problems and can also interfere with correct hearing. Impacted wax can build up against ear ducts and can also block reception of incoming sound waves. This lifetime accumulation may explain some of the hearing problems we develop as we age. Yeasts, allergies or just wax build-up removed from the ear canal regularly will restore hearing, relieve tension or pressure in the ear and sometimes relieve other symptoms not consciously connected with the ear condition before the process. The moist warm dark conditions in the ear cause fast growth of many organisms. If excess ear wax blocks the ear it can cause pressure build-up from various organisms.
Clinical studies show that candida (yeast) often becomes established in the middle ear after one or two episodes of infection where an antibiotic has been used. Candling is believed to remove candida, yeasts, fungus, and remnants of past infections. The types of bacteria we currently fight in our ears include Streptococcus pneumonia, Staphylococcus aureus, Anaerobic bacteria, and Influenza A and B. Ear aches can be caused by mucus blown into the ear from the Eustachian tube. Ear candling will quite often release the pressure and relieve the pain. Some of the benefits those undergoing ear candling have experienced include:
-Removal of excess wax and allows better hearing, usually immediately
-Stimulation and detoxification of the lymphatic system
-Help in removal of parasites growing in the ear
-Help in clearing mold caused by Candida yeast allergy
-Sinuses are able to drain and flow freely reducing pressure
-Improved balance and rejuvenation of the equilibrium
Relief may be obtained from ear candling for the following conditions:
-Sinus discomfort congestion (reduced)
-Head colds, flu and discomforts
-Headache and sore throat
What are the Risks?
Ear candling is a gentle, non-invasive method of clearing out your ear canals.Â There are few contraindications that would prevent candling- generally, if someone canÂ lie still on their side for the time it takes a candle to burn down, they can receive the treatment.Â However, I would advise against performing the treatment on yourself as a flame is involved and you have no line of sight to the candle.Â For the treatment to be effective, a vacuum must be maintained, so it is advised to have someone trained in ear candling perform the procedure to ensure it’s efficacy.
Please note that while I perform ear candling, I am not diagnosing, preventing, curing, or treating any disease.
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