Ear Candling is simply an Old Home Remedy ... It is NOT a cure for any disease, illness or ailment!
An alternative and more gentle way of cleansing the ear canal to help remove excessive ear wax and to help aliviate itchy ears.
Ear Candling is not a new alternative therapy. Dating back to the year 2500 B.C. there is evidence showing that people used and were familiar with the practice of ear candling. Ancient cultures, including the Egyptians, made reference to its use. Parchment scrolls discovered in the Orient, also have described the procedure for ear candling.
This ancient therapeutic art may have been developed with the domestication of the honey bee. Beeswax was and still is a key component to making the hollow cylinders used in the procedure. The principle cloth used by ancient Egyptians was linen made from flax (the fibres of an annual blue flowered plant).
Today, as in times past ... high quality, ear candles are handmade from beeswax and unbleached cotton cloths. These specially fabricated candles are typically 9 to 12 inches long. Through a process called 'convection' softer waxes and toxins will be drawn out of the ear, oxidized and turned into vapours during the procedure.
This simple and time - proven therapy can be very effective in removing old troublesome blockages from the ear canal, without the use of solutions or probes. Many people are rediscovering the value of Ear Candling to cleanse the ear canal.
Candling applies simple laws of science. The flame of the candle (when the candle is properly seated in the ear) creates a draw or vacuum which pulls the wax and other particles of debris out of the ear and up into the bottom of the candle.
The vacuum is caused by the warmed air from the flame and the colder existing air moving through the hollow chamber of the candle. The movement and compression between the ear canal and the candle chamber generate air flow with increasing velocity,thus producing the 'sucking' vacuum.
As the particles are drawn from the ear and into the bottom of the candle, the air flow becomes disrupted. This is why it is important to remove the candle and 'tap out' the contents. Because of all the intricate crevices in the ear, unbelievable amounts of debris can accumulate.
What can a client expect during an Ear Candling Session?
During an Ear Candling session the client lies on their side with the body in a straight alignment. The small tapered end of the candle is gently placed into your ear canal. The ear candle, by nature of its shape, design and length, draws ear wax and deposits from deep inside your ear canal.
As the ear candling session progresses, extracted ear wax will be burned off, but a majority will be collected in the bottom part of the candle. After the candle has burned down and been extinguished, the therapist can cut open the remnant and show the client the former contents of the ear canal, the client will be amazed.
There is no pain whatsoever. The client will only feel the candle being carefully inserted in their ear, and they may also hear some crackling and popping, as the ear wax is being pulled from within the ear.
What happens after an Ear Candling Session?
Therapist wipes out the edges of the ear with a swab dipped in oil and a soothing Scalp and Facial Massage is applied to release mucus and congestion.
For a short time after the ear candling session, the client may feel lightness in their head and noises seem to be much louder. This can be relieved by putting a little ear oil on some cotton wool and inserting this in each ear.
The normal wax will be replaced within 24 hours. 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.