WHAT IS EAR CANDLING?
Ear candling is a centuries old method of bringing an enhanced state of health to the person, healing ear, nose, throat and sinus problems.
WHAT DOES IT HELP WITH?
Ear candling has a very consistent track record of success. Helping people with problems like: sinus congestion, colds, flu, sore throats, ear aches, ear infections, sinus infections, lymphatic congestion, swollen glands, snoring, vertigo, balance, tinnitus, allergy symptoms, asthma, bronchitis, most hearing difficulties, ear pressure when flying or diving. That’s only the beginning of the list of benefits.
HOW DOES EAR CANDLING ACCOMPLISH ALL THIS?
With the ear candle inserted into the ear, the heat from the flame creates a stimulating, soothing, warming effect. The mechanics of this process are energetic in nature. Adding heat to the system, especially in such a subtle way, results in a stimulation of lymphatic drainage (swelling goes down); in burning off excess mucus in middle and inner ear, sinuses and nose (breathing improves); in increasing mobility and effectiveness of the white blood cells (improved immune response); in stimulating the pituitary gland (controls glandular system). Ear candling strengthens the bodily systems through balancing the energetic system.
It depends upon what your initial complaint is and how long it has bothered you. The common denominator is that the real power of ear candling comes from repeat treatments. Each additional treatment brings your body to a higher state of well being which after several sessions typically leaves you with an improved state of health.
Long term symptoms are usually best treated with 4-6 sessions of 2-4 ear candles per ear over a 6 week period, followed by several monthly treatments until the desired level of symptom relief has been reached. Great improvements in symptoms are noted early on in the treatment, sometimes even after one session.
Short term symptoms are most effectively treated by daily treatment of 2-4 ear candles per ear for several days followed by 2-3 weekly treatments for maintenance.
A maintenance schedule, in the absence of particular symptoms, of 3-4 treatments a year does wonders to keep a person healthy.
Children under 12 should have less candles per ear at each session and have less frequent sessions, especially long term.
Throughout the centuries and in many cultures, traditional folklore medicine has made use of burning of herbs for medicinal, ceremonial and spiritual ascension purposes. In respect of this tradition herbs have been added.
The herbs were largely chosen for their benefit to the earn nose and throat area, their ability to stimulate the immune system and also to balance the energy systems of the body.
The presence of the herbs in the ear candles creates a significant difference in the total bodily effect of the ear candling process.
EAR CANDLE RESIDUE?
The ear candle produces three residues: black smoke, wax and powder. These are manifestations of the burning process through the person’s energy field. The residue reflects the person’s underlying energetic state which has created the physical symptoms. You will notice this residue changing as the symptoms change and the person becomes more balanced.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Please read the full instructions before attempting to use these ear candles. Never try to candle your own ears, as you are using an open flame, and that would be inviting an accident. Always have someone do it for you.
You will need a protector plate. They are easy to make. A styrofoam picnic plate covered with a good grade of aluminium foil, and an inch hole cut off-centre, is all you need. This will allow the tapered end of the candle to be inserted. It should fit snugly, if it doesn’t then wrap a damp tissue around the candle to ensure a snug fit.
You will also need:
– ear candles - protector plate (see above)
– sharp scissors - bowl of water (old margarine tub is fine)
– lighter or matches - towel to cover hair
– wet paper towel - second protector plate with V-shaped edge cut out
- Have the person lie on their side on a flat surface; a rolled towel or pillow under the head, the hair covered with a towel. Use in a well ventilated place, and not underneath a smoke alarm.
- Insert the tapered end of the candle into the hole in the first protector plate allowing 2 inches or 5cm to protrude below the plate. Place the tapered end into the ear. Ask the person to seat the candle properly into the ear if required. If the candle is not seated properly smoke will come from between the plate and the ear.
- Light the top end of the candle. Observe the burn and trim the black wick when it is about I inch long. To cut the wick, you slip the second protector plate with the V-shape around the candle and cut above the base of the flame. The burned end fill fall away from you onto the plate. Drop the black wick into the bowl of water, as it will be very hot and maybe even smouldering.
- Extinguish the flame when it is burning no lower than 2 to 3 inches from the bottom of the candle. Put the wet paper towel over the burning end of the candle. Remove the plate and candle from the ear, and let the burned candle cool down before you open it to examine the contents.
Do not put your head in water for 24 hours, and if the ears are sensitive post-candling, use cotton wool in your ears for the first two hours, especially when going out in the wind and cold.
We know of no case or have knowledge of anyone being harmed by using these techniques properly. However, we do know of many cases where individuals have benefited in many ways. There are no known contra-indications to those who know how the process works and, provided ear candles are used properly, they can be used in all circumstances.