With over forty 40 different alternative health therapies in common practice, this will introduce you to a therapy you may not have heard of before.
Ear Candling is a simple, effective method for removing ear wax build-up, fungus and impaction from within the ear canal. Ear candling is also called ear coning or thermal-auricular therapy.
One end of a cylinder or cone of waxed cloth is lit, and the other placed into the subject’s ear. The flame is cut back occasionally with scissors and extinguished between 5 and 10 centimetres (2-4 inches) from the subject.
The subject is lying on one side with the treated ear uppermost and the candle vertical. The candle can be stuck through a paper plate or aluminium pie tin to protect against any hot wax or ash falling onto the subject. Another way to perform ear candling involves the subject lying face up with the ear candle extending out to the side with a 45 degree upward slant. A dish of water is placed next to the subject under the ear candle.
The flame is thought by proponents to create negative pressure, drawing wax and debris out of the ear canal, which appears as a dark residue.
An ear candling session can last from 15 minutes to 45 minutes, during which time a series of one or two ear candles may be burned for each ear.