About Ear Candles
Ear Coning/Candling is relaxing, allowing your body, mind and spirit to feel nurtured
Today, there are numerous medical doctors, naturopaths, chiropractors, salons, spas, massage therapists and other health care providers who practice ear candling. Ear candling is more comfortable and less invasive than conventional ear cleaning. Why pay $30-80 for this therapy when you can easily do it at home? The benefits have been documented through case histories by qualified practitioners. Every body is different, yet candling is a therapy that adults, children, and even animals can benefit from. All who experience candling agree it is soothing, relaxing, painless, and non-invasive.
Does it hurt?
No. There is absolutely no discomfort during ear candling. If you experience any pain while candling, stop immediately, as this is an indication of a more serious problem than candling can address. Some people become so relaxed they fall asleep during candling.
Not all ear candles are created equal
While ear candles come in all shapes and sizes, it is possible to put too much pull on the ear drum or to leave debris in the ear. Different ear candle sizes determine how long the draw is effective, and different ingredients will determine how much residue is left in the ear candle. White, paraffin wax ear candles, or any products using synthetic waxes, colors or bleach can be harmful. Paraffin (a carcinogen) is a petroleum based product having several chemical residues. The negative results from long term use of paraffin are beginning to surface. In our opinion, the risks do not justify the results. Beeswax ear candles are preferred for their smooth burning quality, pleasant aroma, and because they don't produce as much smoke as paraffin. Inferior products can emit heavy smoke into the air that are inhaled by the therapist and the client. All natural handmade ear candles are preferable. Be sure the ear candles you use are pure, made with 100% beeswax and 100% unbleached cotton, (the chlorine in bleached cloth is not good for your ears).
What about herbal ear candles?
Herbal ear candles are made in the same way tradditional Ear Candles are made but have been impregnated or infused with essential oils which will enhance and improve this therapy.
Always ear candle with a partner who can keep an eye on the flame, so you can relax
Since beeswax does not disintegrate as does the paraffin or paraffin combination ear candle, the remains may consist of more ear candle residue. Relaxation is an important part of the candling process. While some people may choose to ear candle themselves, for safety we recommend having a partner present to keep an eye on the flame so you can relax.
As the essential oil aroma from the Naturhelix Ear Candle envelopes the room a quite crackling can be heard within the ear and a pleasant heat will ensure deeper relaxation. Listening to your favourite relaxing music during a treatment will create abundance to the senses that will add a new dimension of experience to your treatment.
Ear Candling is based on century old traditions, combine these traditions with modern therapies such as aromatherapy and music therapy to create a greater feeling of relaxation for your mind, body and spirit.
Naturhelix Essential Oil Ear Candles offer a holistic wellness experience to be enjoyed in confort of your own home, which is especially suited to those in need of relaxation and do not have the time to visit a therapist or day spa.
To view a Web Interview with Mary Dalgleish & Lesley Hart the Authors of Ear Candling in Essence.
A word of caution:
Remember, ear candling is a home remedy and is not a cure for any disease or specific ailment. Ear Candling is not designed to take the place of professional medical advice or treatment when it is indicated. It's important to note that some people should not use ear candles. For instance, people who have had ear, nose, throat or sinus surgery recently, and those with tubes in the ears are not candidates for candling. Anyone with ear drum rupture, perforation, or experiencing bleeding of the ear, should see a doctor immediately as this indicates a serious ear problem. As with all home remedies, anyone using ear candles must assume full responsibility for their use and should always follow our instructions.
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