Ear candling is based on an ancient and natural therapy believed to have been handed down through the ages and used by Native Americans, Ancient Chinese, Ancient Greek, and some Aboriginal tribes.
Where it is believed that some civilizations used hollow reeds to candle the ears we now use candles made from cotton or linen that is wound into a cylindrical shape, soaked in wax and allowed to harden. The hollow candle is lit at one end and the smoke from the lit end is then drawn down the candle thus creating a suction vacuum. The non-lit end of the candle is then inserted into the ear and used to draw out and remove excess wax and fluid from the ears. The candle is periodically removed to release the excess wax and debris from the candle and returned to the ear until the procedure is complete.
Ear Candling is a pleasant treatment and is primarily used to relieve symptoms such as tinnitus, excess wax and sinus build up caused by colds and hay fever. Some medical practices use ear candling as an alternative to syringing for the treatment of excessive earwax, and Brenda on occasions receives referrals from the medical profession for this type of treatment, as a safe alternative to ear syringing.
For safety and effectiveness, it is important that this type of treatment is performed by a qualified practitioner.