What is ear candling?
Ear candling involves inserting a long, cylindrical candle into the ear and lighting it on the other end. Heat produced from the candle creates a gentle vacuum and this helps to draw out excess ear wax and other impurities which may be present in the ear canal. The treatment is non-invasive and can be used for all age groups.
What are the benefits of ear candling?
Benefits of ear candling include:
- Relieving tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Helping to relieve sinus pain and pressure
- Removing excess wax build up
- Assisting with relieving Swimmers` ear
- Assisting with headaches
- Relieving severely itchy ears (often caused by yeast, mould or dairy allergies)
- Helping to unplug ears (often due to illness)
Other potential benefits may include improved lymphatic fluid flow through the body, improved colour perception, a more balanced emotional state and clearer thinking.
It has also been reported that those who partake in ear candling experience an improved sense of taste as well as reduced pressure, which may be present in the ears due to a wax build up or infection. Claims have also been made that they are able to assist with purifying the blood. Others have reported experiencing a relaxing and soothing effect on the mind and body after an ear candling session.
When can I do ear candling?
For the most part ear candling can be done at any time and at any age. There are exceptions for treatment for those who have holes/tubes in their ear drums, ear infections, or those who have cochlear implants. For chronic conditions, where a few sessions are necessary, the sessions need to be spaced at least 10 days apart.