EAR CANDLING OR THERMOAURICULAR THERAPY

Ear 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)
 Sinusitis Rhinitis
 Migraines
 Snoring
 Excess build up of ear wax
 Hay fever
 Pre/post flying and driving pressure
 Swimmer’s ear
 Asthma
 Vertigo
 Yeast infections
 Colds and flu
 Sore throats
 Headaches
 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.