What is Ear Candling? Ear candling is a safe, simple, natural way to remove excess wax and debris from inside the ears. Long tapered candles are inserted gently into the ears & then lit. The candle creates a slight vacuum effect, oxidizing, vaporizing and drawing softened wax and debris from the ears. This is a very gentle and non-invasive process.
What are Ear Candles made of? They can be made of cotton muslin fabric and a Soy/Bees wax blend. They are approx. 12 inches in length and approx 5/8" in diameter.
Why should I use Ear Candles? Ear Candles are a simple home remedy, used anytime excess wax is a problem. Ear Candles can remove it painlessly.
What is the History of Ear Candling? The practice of ear candling dates back approximately 2,500 years to the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Tibetan and American Indian cultures. Today, it is practiced by many cultures.
Does Ear Candling Hurt? No. Most people experience gentle warmth in the ear canal which has a soothing, relaxing effect. There is a slight crackling sound as the candle burns and intensifies as session comes to an end.
How long does a session last? Sessions are approximately 30-40 min. Each candle burns for about 10 minutes and one or two candles are burned in each ear.
How often can Ear Candling be done? This varies with each person. Generally, two or three times a year is sufficient for most people.
Any special instructions following Ear Candling? Do not put your head under water or get water in the ears for 24 hours. You should use a small amount of cotton in your ears for the first two to three hours if you are going to be outside, especially if it is cold or windy.
What are some of the reported benefits? Relieves pressure in ear canal and sinus; improves hearing; safe removal of excess wax; helps balance & equilibrium including vertigo; helps eliminate ringing & itching in the ear; fewer ear aches & infections; fewer ear-related headaches; feeling of cleanliness; helps fight infection.
Who would benefit from Ear Candling? Most everyone, but especially those who work outdoors; are in dusty environments; participate in water activities; have chronic ear aches; have allergies; feel blockage in the ears; have sinus infections; and have excess wax build up.
Ear Candling SHOULD NOT BE DONE in the following situations:
-Recent ear surgery
-Cysts in the ear
-Mastoiditis in its acute phase
-Ear drains (tubes)recent ear injury or damage to the ear drum
-Artificial ear drums
-Tumors of the ear
What is the cost for Ear Candling? The cost per session is $40.