Ear Candling – How Can It Benefit You?

November 12, 2012

Ear Candling - How Can It Benefit You?

Ear candling basically refers to an old practice, which is meant to rejuvenate a person’s well-being by creating physical, mental and spiritual harmony. This technique has been around for centuries now and has been used by Tibetans, American Indians, Egyptians and Chinese people. Today, it is popular in various developed countries all over the world and is used to improve a person’s well-being and health.

How Does It Work?

To begin, you will need a hollow candle, or an ear candle, which is made out of linen or cotton and soaked in bee’s wax, paraffin wax or soy wax. The end of the candle will then be lit, while the other end will be placed into the person’s ear canal. A special plate, which has a hole in it, will also be used in ear candling. The candle will then be placed into the hole and into the canal to prevent the wax from getting in.

People who practice ear candling claim that the entire process generates enough heat to melt the earwax down while creating a vacuum at the same time to draw out the earwax and get rid of it. This will, in turn, improve the person’s hearing, as well as alleviate various ear problems, such as temporary hearing loss because of too much earwax and tinnitus.

A lot of people also attest that ear candling comes with a lot of different health benefits, such as its invigorating and stimulating effect on the brain. Aside from that, it is also known to improve the circulation of the lymph nodes, and alleviate sinusitis, ear infections, dizziness, fever and pain associated with ruptured eardrums. It can also purify blood and balance out ear pressure. Plus, it is known to have spiritual effects, which can open up energy points and purify the mind. Some people have even asserted that it has a relaxing and soothing effect that can reduce tension and stress, as well as restore emotional balance as needed.

Are There Any Risks?

A lot of people question the effectiveness of ear candling at getting rid of earwax because they believe that the candle’s residue is actually what gets built up in the ear as opposed to actual earwax. Some minor risks associated with this technique also include minor hair, ear and skin burns; eardrum damage and ear canal blockage. Because of this, it would never be advisable to try it out at home. Instead, go to an expert who knows exactly what he is doing and follows all of the necessary safety precautions.

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