This non-invasive therapy involves the use of a long candle placed into the ear. The side that is out of the ear is lit, and a vacuum is created within the ear canal, coating the whole ear in beeswax. Excess earwax is drawn out of the ear canal, as the beeswax is removed. In some cases, impurities can also be drawn out.
The other common alternative to removing wax is ear syringing. This involves shooting water into the ears, remove the wax that way. There are dangers to syringing, and it requires a trained professional. The problem is a lot of people choose to do it at home, putting their ear drums at risk.
Ear candling is also known as ear coning. The candle used is hollow and in the shape of a cone to drop the wax into the ear drum. The impurities and wax that are removed from the ear look black on the candle.
The treatment is linked to ancient Chinese, Egyptian, and Native American treatments.
Now that you know what ear candling is, it’s time to look at the benefits of it and how your health will improve.
The Removal of Wax
Relieving Ringing in the Ears
Reduces Sinus Pressure and Ear Aches
Get Rid of Swimmer’s Ear
Rebalance Your Mental State
Because of the removal of impurities and release of pressure, the nerve endings gain a benefit. They aren’t pressed upon, and they get a new lease on life. Chronic pain can be a thing of the past.
This is especially noted when the pain is in the ears, head, or neck. However, there are some patients who find their whole body benefits. This could be linked to the mental health benefits. When you feel happier and healthier, your body works the same way. Less stress means less inflammation in your body causing pain and other health problems.