Ear Candling (also known as ear coning or thermal auricular therapy) seems to have been around for centuries however the origin and history is unclear. Some ancient civilisations linked to ear candling are from Greece, Egypt, India, Tibet, and the Native American Indians.
The candles used are hollow, cone shaped tubes usually made from cotton or linen which have been dipped in beeswax. They can sometimes also be impregnated with a selection of natural ingredients such as honey extracts and various herbs, for example sage.
This is a relaxing and non-invasive complementary therapy which involves gently placing a long hollow candle about a quarter of an inch into the ear canal. This is then lit and the heat from the flame is said to send warm air deeper into the ear canal.
Benefits Of Ear Candling -
As ear candling is a holistic therapy it is not designed to be a specific cure for any particular ailments, however it has been known to help with -
tinnitus, hearing difficulties.
sore throats, swollen glands, cold or flu symptoms.
pain or pressure after flying, scuba diving or swimming.
catarrh and asthma.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns over the suitability of having an ear candling session.
Things to consider - would be a recently perforated ear drum, allergies to the products in the candles, acute ear infection, tumours, cysts, cochlear implant, grommets, current dental work, current medical treatment for an E-N-T issue and otosclerosis, as well as some general massage restrictions.
Also if you have difficulty breathing around small amounts of smoke then this might not be the therapy for you.