What is Ear Candling?
Thermo Auricular Therapy (Ear Candling) is a pleasant and non invasive treatment of the ears. A natural cleansing technique that is a safe and simple method of removing excess wax, infections and residuals of past ear infections. The ear candle induces a revitalizing heat upon the head and ears, which soothes and relaxes. Ear Candling also works on Sinusitis, Otitis, impacted ear wax etc. its aim is also to improve the flow of energy to the ear. When the body's energy is circulating properly, all is well, but we we live in polluted environments, often lead stressful lives and eat foods that have been treated with chemicals, and we are often full of sugar, fats or salt, with all these factors helping to deplete body energy which causes us to fall ill.By stimulating the acupressure points and the localized lymph system the production of cerumen (ear wax) is controlled and the energy flow normalized.
Ear Candling is a technique that dates back as far as Biblical times, when hollow reeds from swamp areas were used as candles. Ear Candling has been passed down for many generations by the American Hopi Indians of Arizona as well as Egyptians, Africans, Chinese, Tibetans and Aztecs.
Ear Candling has been lost for many years but was renewed within Europe about 15 years ago with great deal of input from the Hopi Indians. In some of the North American Hopi Canyons there are petroglyphs depicting the use of ear candles.
It was also used as a form of spiritual healing or to induce a trance like state as it wa said to clean both the mind and the senses, which would help the person having the treatment to meditate more effectively.
How does it work?
The candle is placed in the ear ensuring that there is a tight seal between the ear and the candle to eliminate the possibility of oxygen entering the candle or the ear. When the candle is lit, and due to the lack of oxygen, the rising air in the candle begins to heat up and as the candle burns down this rising air creates a very mild suction which helps to loosen debris and compacted ear wax, which may be expelled from the ear for up to 48 hours following the treatment. The ingredients of the candle are vaporized making some of the air inside the candle heavier, causing it to spiral downwards into the ear canal, massaging the eardrum.
With the ears, nose and throat all being connected, ear candling has the effect of regulating and balancing the pressure in the respiratory tract as well as the ears, clearing the head, nose and sinuses.
Upon opening the base of the candle any residue found in this portion is wax from the candle or the powdered ingredients that are impregnated into the candle, it is NOT ear wax or debris from the ear!