Ear Candling: The ancient remedy for ear health
Did you know that a lifetime of residues can build up in the ear canal causing infection, pain and discomfort?
Because of all the intricate crevices in the ear, unbelievable amounts of debris can accumulate within it.
This buildup within the ear creates a breeding ground for problems, and can also interfere with correct hearing.
The sound waves become blocked by impacted wax built up against ear ducts. This lifetime accumulation may explain some of the hearing problems we develop as we age.
Some studies estimate that 20% of adults between 65 and 74 suffer from constant ear aches or hearing related problems.
Not correctly cleaning your ears can also result in ear infections which can cause swelling and inflammation behind the eardrum.
For years I have avoided the use of cotton buds to clean my ears, preferring to use ear candling as a less invasive, natural way to filter out the gunk.
Ear candling or "ear coning" as it's also referred to, is a centuries old technique that has seen increasing interest in the past decade throughout the holistic community.
This technique is thought to have originated with the Egyptians for spiritual cleansing and physical cleaning.
Called cyclosyphonology in classical Greece, the Egyptians original style of coning used hollow reeds or rolled papyrus. Today, coning/candling uses a hollow candle, much like a large straw.
Although they differ, most candles are made of 100% unbleached cotton, or muslin, fabric coated with purified paraffins and/or bees wax. There are also some specialty candles that contain herbs and oils.
Candling applies simple laws of science. When the candle is properly seated in the ear, the flame of the candle creates a draw or vacuum that pulls the wax, fungus, candida yeast, and other particles of debris out of the ear and up into the bottom of the candle.
The vacuum is caused by the warmed air from the flame and the colder existing air moving through the hollow chamber of the candle. The movement and compression between the ear canal and the candle chamber generate air flow with increasing velocity, thus producing the “sucking” vacuum.
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Using natural products will allow the body to naturally fight any infections before you even know it. But if you do find yourself needing to clear your ears, try for yourself using the ancient, brilliant wisdom and technique of Ear Candles