Ear Coning/Candling, A Centuries-old Home Remedy
Ear Coning/Candling is relaxing, allowing your body, mind, and spirit to feel nurtured
Today, there are numerous medical doctors, naturopaths, chiropractors, salons, spas, massage therapists and other health care providers who practice ear candling. Ear candling is more comfortable and less invasive than conventional ear cleaning. Why pay $30-80 for this therapy when you can easily do it at home? The benefits have been documented through case histories by qualified practitioners. Everybody is different, yet candling is a therapy that adults, children, and even animals can benefit from. All who experience candling agrees it is, soothing, relaxing, painless, and non-invasive.
Does it hurt?
No. There is absolutely no discomfort during ear candling. If you experience any pain while candling, stop immediately, as this is an indication of a more serious problem than candling can address. Some people become so relaxed they fall asleep during candling.
Not all ear candles are created equal
While ear candles come in all shapes and sizes, it is possible to put too much pull on the ear drum or to leave debris in the ear. Different ear candle sizes determine how long the draw is effective, and different ingredients will determine how much residue is left in the ear candle. White, paraffin wax ear candles, or any products using synthetic waxes, colours or bleach can be harmful. Paraffin (a carcinogen) is a petroleum based product having several chemical residues. The negative results from long term use of paraffin are beginning to surface. In our opinion, the risks do not justify the results. Beeswax ear candles are preferred for their smooth burning quality, pleasant aroma, and because they don't produce as much smoke as paraffin. Inferior products can emit heavy smoke into the air that are inhaled by the therapist and the client.
All natural handmade ear candles are preferable. Be sure the ear candles you use are pure, made with 100% beeswax and 100% unbleached cotton, (the chlorine in bleached cloth is not good for your ears).
What about Herbal Ear Candles?
Herbal ear candles are made in the same way traditional Ear Candles are made but have been impregnated or infused with essential oils which will enhance and improve this therapy.
Always ear candle with a partner who can keep an eye on the flame, so you can relax
Beeswax ear candles burn slower than paraffin, have a pleasant aroma and have a very soothing effect on the ear. Since beeswax does not disintegrate as does the paraffin or paraffin combination ear candle, the remains may consist of more ear candle residue. Relaxation is an important part of the candling process. While some people may choose to ear candle themselves, for safety we recommend having a partner present to keep an eye on the flame so you can relax.
A word of caution:
Remember, ear candling is a home remedy and is not a cure for any disease or specific ailment. Ear Candling is not designed to take the place of professional medical advice or treatment when it is indicated. It's important to note that some people should not use ear candles. For instance, people who have had ear, nose, throat or sinus surgery recently, and those with tubes in the ears are not candidates for candling. Anyone with ear drum rupture, perforation, or experiencing bleeding of the ear, should see a doctor immediately as this indicates a serious ear problem. As with all home remedies, anyone using ear candles must assume full responsibility for their use and should always follow our instructions.