EAR CANDLING TREATMENT
Ear Candling is a natural way to clean out accumulated wax and white, flaky fungus from the ears. The accumulations withdrawn from your ears may be many months or even years old.
It is a painless, harmless and totally relaxing experience. If it weren't for the intermittent crackling and hissing sounds – due to the burning of the wax and fungus being drawn up the chimney of the candle – you would never know that anything was happening in your ear.
The function of earwax (cerumen) is to protect the surfaces of the ear canal. A waxy surface repels water – it will bead up and the water will not adhere. Another protective function of earwax is preventing infection. Earwax is acidic, and a bacterium does not thrive in an acid environment. Earwax normally just dries up and leaves the ear, but in some cases it can accumulate, causing a narrowing or blockage of the ear canal. Impacted earwax usually produces no symptoms until the canal becomes completely blocked.
Ear candling can benefit almost everyone, from infants to adults. Musicians can benefit – especially singers and horn blowers – who often have a lot more wax build up than other people. People who wear hearing aids can benefit. Also, those people who have had previous ear injuries can benefit from ear candling, as they tend to have a greater build up of wax and fungus.
Ear Candling should not be done to people who have ear tubes, perforated eardrums, or artificial eardrums.
This ancient remedy for cleansing and invigorating the ear has been around for centuries.
Ear candling may be beneficial in cases of:
• Excessive wax builds up
• Impaired hearing
• Fungal infections
• Sinus pain & irritation
• Toxic residue from medication
• Tinnitus, Meniere ’s syndrome
• Foggy head
• Poor lymphatic circulation
• Poor balance, vertigo
• Glue ear or swim ear
• Children’s ear problems
This procedure is completely painless and is a great alternative for children’s ear problems.