What is Ear Candling
Ear candling is a holistic procedure that is used to remove excess wax, draw out impurities and toxins, cleanse the sinus cavities, improve hearing and treat earaches. It is also thought to have an emotional and spiritual impact on a person as it draws out negative toxins and revives the energy flows throughout the body.
Ear Candling is a therapeutic relaxation technique that is similar to acupressure and aromatherapy. The basic premise in ear candling is the spiral of the cone causes the smoke to be pulled down in to the ear canal. This causes the ear canal to warm up and loosen the wax and any other material. The heat and the vacuum draw out the wax and other materials from the ear canal into the base of the candle.
Ear Candling’s History
In ancient times this process was described as “coning” due to the cone shaped instruments made from pottery clay that were used. This process was used in China, India, Tibet, Egypt, the Mayan, Aztec and American Indian Cultures. Many cultures considered coning a spiritual practice for clearing the mind and senses. The exact origin of ear candling is unknown but it is still in use by cultures around the world.