natural ear cleansing technique, passed down from many generations
by indigenous peoples of Egypt, China, India, Asia, Europe and North
Ear candling was originally done with other healing practices to balance
the body and realign the spiritual structure. Originally the candles
were made of “cone” shaped glazed pottery with a double helix
carved inside, creating a downward counter air flow causing a vacuum
action of the cone drawing out the debris from the ear canal.
These gave way to hollow reed or rolled seaweed from swamp areas, which
has since been replaced by the hollow beeswax candle that tapers at one
end. A square of 100% cotton fabric dipped in natural beeswax is shaped
into a cylinder and cold sprayed with essential oils.
The tapered end of the hollow candle is inserted just far enough to create
a seal. Once sealed the candle is lit.
As the lit candle slowly burns a gentle vacuum effect is created, which
air is drawn up from the Eustachian tube into the inner ear then through
the porous membrane out into the outer ear. The heat and the vacuum draw
out the wax and other materials from the ear canal into the base of the
candle. As it burns down you will hear a lot of cracking and hissing
which is the process of removing the wax etc. The warmth feels soothing
and relaxing during the process. Once the candle is burned down to a
specific length, it is removed and extinguished in water. When finished,
the remaining candle can be cut open to see the residue that has been
drawn out of the ear. Both ears must be completed during a candling session
to create balance.
Ear candling is an extremely safe method of removing earwax buildup.
It is effective in cases of stress, ear ache, ear pressure, allergies,
balance disorders, headaches, swimmer’s ear is quite often caused
by growth of bacteria in the ear plus ear wax which stops the clearing
of water from the ear, sinusitis and many other conditions.
Ear Candling is only for the relief of discomfort. It is not intended
to treat any disease. For severe health problems, it is suggested that
you speak to your health care practitioner.
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