Ear Wax Candles
Ear candling, carried out with ear wax candles, can also be called ear coning or thermal-auricular therapy.
If you want to try ear candling at home with ear wax candles, please carefully follow these instructions:
1) Lie down on your side ensuring your head is fully supported and you are comfortable.
2) Gently insert the tapered end of the beeswax hollow ear wax candles into your ear.
3) Secure the ear disc catch plate (or paper plate) to the middle of the hollow ear wax candles.
4) Light the candle, ensuring the angle of falling ash is in line with the ear wax candles “catch plate”.
5) Remove from the ear or extinguish the candle when the flame is two inches or thereabouts from your ear.
6) Carry out this procedure with the ear wax candles on the other ear.
7) Gently clean out both ears with a mild antiseptic or essential oil to sooth and protect against inflammation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is ear candling with ear wax candles?
Ear candling is a natural, non-invasive treatment that may assist in alleviating the painful effects of sinus conditions, severe headaches, vertigo, certain allergies and minor hearing loss, caused by an excessive buildup of ear wax and dirt. Ear wax candles are a very effective holistic remedy. Many who have experienced this treatment have found it to be safe and effective, and also very relaxing, however, it should not replace medical treatment.
How do ear wax candles work?
It is believed that as the ear wax candles burn, the gentle warm smoke is drawn into the ear canal which softens and loosens ear wax, and other debris. This is then gently drawn into the unburned bottom section of the candle.
Is treatment with ear wax candles for everyone?
If you have any damage to the eardrum, ear tubes, congenital hearing loss, a current ear infection, or recent surgical procedures to the ear, then no, ear wax candles are not for you.
Will ear candling cure an ear infection?
Ear candling is a preventative treatment intended to help keep your ears cleaner and therefore healthier. Should you believe that you have an inner ear infection, we recommend that you see your doctor as soon as possible. Ear candling should not replace medical treatment and it is advisable not to be carried out on individuals with major ears issues.
What can I expect after an ear candling session?
After an ear candling session with ear wax candles, you may feel slight pressure in your ears for a short time. This is entirely normal. It is also suggested that you should not fly or get fluid in your ears for 24 hours prior to a candling treatment.
How often should I have an ear candling treatment?
It is suggested that you do the procedure at least three to four times a year. For many individuals who produce excessive wax, this may be more. You should proceed with an ear wax candle treatment immediately if you feel like you may be developing a cold or sinus problems, as this aids the immune system in healing.
Are ear wax candles painful to use?
They are not. Many people find the experience is surprisingly relaxing and soothing, reducing tension and anxiety. The crackling and popping sounds during your treatment is entirely normal and in no way uncomfortable.
Can everyone, including children and toddlers use ear wax candles?
Certainly. This procedure can be enjoyed and be beneficial to everyone.
Can I use ear wax candles myself at home?
Please ensure that you know the correct procedure for the ear candling treatment and have the correct equipment. It is advisable to have someone nearby to assist as the flame could be hazardous if not properly monitored.
If you have any questions or further questions please feel free to contact us.