It’s a dirty little secret, but everyone has ear wax. Some people have ears which manufacture the ideal quantity of wax. Others have so much wax that they may experience health problems. There are numerous approaches to remove excessive ear wax, but ear candling is a fast and convenient way to do it. Ear candling is a part of the “alternative healing” paradigm, and it’s one which western medicine has largely ignored.
How it’s done
The process of ear candling is simple. You lie down on your side, and the smaller end of the candle is inserted in to the ear. A protective covering is over the ear-access hole. The other end of the candle is lit and burns gently 4 to 6 inches, and then it is extinguished.
As the flame seeks oxygen to burn, it converts the inside of the hollow candle into a vacuum that draws residue out of the ear and up into the candle.
Does it hurt?
The procedure of ear candling is meant to be relaxing and enjoyable. The only thing you will feel during the procedure is the candle being inserted into the ear. It is a warm, soothing and comfortable experience.
Benefits of ear candling
Ear candling allows you to remove the debris from inside your ear that is unreachable with a Q-tip. The ear candle is an effective way to remove impacted wax, fungus, past residues of infection and fat globules. Also, people who suffer from headaches, ear infections, allergies, sinus infections, hearing challenges and TMJ dysfunction may benefit from this procedure.
What happens when you do ear candling?
Ear candling, also known as ear coning, is a method intended to dislodge earwax, toxins, and debris from inside the ear. The warmth from your candle results in a vacuum which in turn “sucks” the wax out. Numerous research has shown the wax deposit in the center of ear wax candles is certainly wax from the inside of your ear.
What are the candles made of?
The candles are made from muslin covered in bee’s wax and range between ten to fourteen inches long and one-half to three-quarters of an inch wide at the smaller end.
Is it dangerous?
When done properly, under supervised conditions, ear candling is not dangerous. Critics of ear candling claim that it may be harmful, even dangerous, while wildly enthusiastic testimonials claim it’s healed them of everything from swimmer’s ear to muddled thinking. The reality probably lies somewhere in the middle, but just like any surgical procedure you will find inherent risks that you should know before starting. If you follow the procedure, then it’s a very simple way to use ear wax candle and clean your ear.
How much does it cost?
Ear Candling + Bio-Mat Combo
1 session $50. (includes 2 candles for each ear)
Ready to schedule your appointment?
Telephone Angela at Bridge to Wellness, LLC.