EAR CANDLING OR THERMOAURICULAR THERAPYEar candling refers to an ancient, non-invasive complementary therapy designed to help treat conditions associated with the ear, nose and throat.
WHAT IS EAR CANDLING?
One end of the cone is lit and the other end sits just a little into the opening of the ear. The candle acts like a ‘chimney’ effect drawing the vapours of the natural ingredients down into the ear to stimulate the ear and facilitate the removal of excess wax and impurities. It helps to clear the inner ear, sinuses and regulates ear pressure. It can promote deep relaxation and is thought to have therapeutic benefits which can help to relieve stress and revitalise the body.
HISTORY OF EAR CANDLING
It is thought that the Ancient Greeks were among the first to use the technique. They referred to it as ‘coning’ and used it specifically for cleansing, healing and purifying on a spiritual basis. The Native American Indian tribe, the Hopis, were known for their medicinal knowledge. They used ear candling in rituals and healing ceremonies and developed a specific candle formula to enhance the treatment’s holistic and therapeutic benefits. The main ingredients they used in their candles included cotton, beeswax, honey, sage, chamomile and St John’s Wort. A formula still used in modern ear candle treatments.
WHAT CAN EAR CANDLING HELP YOU WITH?
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
Excess build-up of ear wax
Pre/post flying and driving pressure
Colds and flu
Itching in the ears
Please be aware ear candling is not suitable if you have a perforated ear drum, implants, had recent surgery on your ear or experienced an ear infection.