Ear candling is a natural remedy for ear infections, Candidia, fungus growth, ear aches, and other ear ailments. A cone or candle is used to create a spiral flow of smoke, heated air, and herbs into the ear canal.
Benefits of Ear Candling
- Common ear wax buildup muffles hearing for many.
- Yeasts, allergies or just wax buildup can be removed from the ear canal regularly to restore hearing, relieve tension or pressure in the ear, and sometimes relieve other symptoms not consciously connected with the ear condition.
- Removal of excessive wax allows better hearing, usually immediately.
Some common ear ailments treated naturally with ear candling include:
- Candidia, which can cause a mold/yeast allergy which in turn causes itching inside the ear.
- “Swimmers Ear” is quite often caused by growth of bacteria in the ear along with ear wax, which prevents water from clearing from the ear.
- 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 of ear aches.
- The moist, warm, dark conditions in the ear cause fast growth of parasites and other organisms. If excess ear wax blocks the ear, it can cause pressure buildup.
How Ear Candling Works
The spiral of the cone causes the smoke to be pulled down into the ear canal. This causes the ear to warm up and loosen the wax and other material. As it heats up, the candle causes a suction effect by creating a vacuum in the ear canal. Air is drawn up from the Eustachian tube into the middle 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 sound of the wax being removed. The warmth feels soothing and relaxing during the process. Ear oil placed in the ear after candling with cotton to cover will protect from further infections from bacteria, yeasts, and other factors.Herbal blend: Our ear candles have been treated with a formula created by a Master Herbalist. Ingredients include: sage, chamomile flowers, burdock root, jojoba, rosemary leaves, periwinkle, quassia bark and yucca root. This herbal blend is formulated to calm, soothe and relax. It’s designed to oxygenate and strengthen the brain, fortify the nervous system, clear the eyes and ears, and purify the blood. It has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibiotic, and antibacterial properties.Candle measurements: approximately 12” in length and approximately 5/8 of an inch in diameter (top of candle) and approximately ¼ of an inch taper at the bottom of the candle.The
Ancient Process of Ear Candling
In ancient times, ear candling was described as “coning” because it involved cone-shaped instruments made from pottery clay. The glazed pottery cones had a double helix carved in side to create a downward spiral energy flow of the smoke and heated air that carried the burning herbs into the ear canal.This process was used in China, India, Tibet, and Egypt as well as in the Mayan, Aztec, and American Indian cultures. Many cultures considered coning a spiritual practice for clearing the mind and senses. They claimed it cleared the mind and body so you could meditate and open up your sensitivity.Cleansing cones of candles are an ancient, universal form of therapy used by cultures all around the globe. Some form of wax or some burnable substance was used as the carrier in the cones.
Modern Ear Candling Practices
In current times, many cultures, such as some tribes of American Indians, are using ear coning with materials ranging from pottery cones to rolled-up newspaper soaked in wax. In the present time, due to health regulations we use disposable candles. Cones or candles are made from strips of unbleached cotton or linen dipped in paraffin and/or beeswax and herbs. The spiral roll built into the candles during production creates the same effect as the pottery cones. In some cultures, they mix herbs into the wax or place herbs in the cone during the burning process.
In Germany, they teach ear candling as a remedy. In the U.S., this is a relatively new process to the general public. In many cultures, ear candling is the remedy of choice for ear infections, Candidia, fungus growth, ear aches, etc. A few holistic doctors in the U.S. have shifted to ear candling from irrigation practices.