Ear Candling is a technique that dates back as far as biblical times, when hollow reeds from swamp areas were utilized as candles. It has been passed down for many generations by the North and South American natives (especially the Hopi Indians now located in Arizona), as well as the Egyptian, African, Oriental and European cultures. The process had been basically lost for numerous years, but has come back into practice again and is now being used by a wide variety of people.
When the body is under stress the flow of energy diminishes until it is released or totally blocked. You may not be aware of this initially, but eventually symptoms will appear in the body. When this energy becomes blocked in the head area, or when excessive ear wax builds up, you may develop conditions such as stuffed sinuses or sinusitis, headaches, earaches, vertigo or dizziness, minor hearing loss, sore throat or coughing, allergies or upper respiratory infections. If they are not cleared, the flow of energy slows down and pain or discomfort usually sets in.
The removal of ear wax is a very minor part of ear candling, in fact, rarely is any ear wax extracted at all. Ear wax is essential to our well-being. It acts as a shock absorber for sound waves, and along with the hair in our ears, it stops dust particles and foreign material that might pierce the ear drum. It is when we have wax build up caused by noise, pollution, dust, etc., however, that problems can arise.
The burning candle acts like a chimney and draws from the ear. The drawing effect, plus the warmth of the candle relax the body, thus giving back to the body the ability to heal itself. Once relaxed, the body starts to function naturally to heal itself, the wax starts to move again, the circulation returns to the whole head area. In the outer ear, we have reflex or pressure points, (the same as in hand and foot reflexology). As we work around the ear area, these reflex points are stimulated by the warmth of the candle and the stimulation of these reflexes can assist in wellness of other areas of the body as well.
Ear Candling is also a Spiritual Therapy. While the candle is burning, we may feel free to visualize problems, fears or guilt being consumed by the flame. Once they are gone, we are free to move on. Ear Candling therefore can be effective by cleansing the inner self or emotions as well.
Q - Does Ear Candling hurt?
A - Absolutely not! There is no discomfort. It is a very relaxing and soothing therapy. Most people nod off to
sleep during this treatment.
Q - How long does it take?
A - It takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour to burn 4 candles.
Q - At what age can an Ear Candling Treatment be performed?
A - This can be done on anyone over 3 years old. One of the main consideration in candling younger children is
whether or not they can stay still long enough for the practitioner to perform the treatment.
Q - Who should not be Candled?
A - Anyone who in the last year has had any ear, nose, throat or sinus surgery or tubes in their ears. The same
holds true of anyone with any tumors in the ear, a punctured or bleeding ear drum or any other serious ear