The History Of Ear Candling

The art of ear candling has been widely practiced in almost every culture for thousands of years.  In the Orient there are ancient parchment scrolls which describe the procedure of ear candling.  In Egypt, it was used for spiritual reasons.  Native Americans used it for regular hygiene to clear the ear canal of excess wax, ticks, mites and debris.  In the Mayan culture, it was used to invoke peace of mind and clarity of though.  The Hopi Indians and other ancient cultures have also used ear candling to alleviate physical pain in the hear, ear and throat areas.  Today ear candling, also know as coning and funneling, is being performed in many natural and alternative health care practices.

How Ear Candling Works

Ear candling is an energetic form of healing that releases blocked energy and creates an environment in the ear and head that allows the body to heal itself naturally.  A hollow candle is placed in the ear and lit.  The burning candle creates a warmth and a gentle vacuum, which draws out impurities and releases blockages promoting the natural release of excess earwax, toxins and debris from the ear canal.  This helps to improve circulation, balance energy and promote relaxation.

What  One Experiences During/After An Ear Candling Session

Clients comfortably lay on their side while one ear gets candled using 1-2 candles, usually lasting anywhere between 0-15 minutes and then switching sides.  Most people experience a sense of warmth around the ear and are aware of some cracking and popping as the candle is burned and the ear wax is being pulled out.  Some compare this to the sound one hears by putting a sea shell to your ear.  After the session, you may feel lightness in your head and noises may appear to be louder.  You might also find your sinuses are draining and the sinus headaches may decrease.  May people experience an improvement in hearing and a wider perception of tones.  However, if you have hearing loss due to bone loss or nerve damage, you my notice no improvement in your hearing though you may notice an improvement in some other area.