Ear Candles
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An Ancient Tradition for a New Age






Q:   What are Ear Candles?

A:  Ear Candles are long hollow candles made of fabric and wax.



Q:   What is the process that allows Ear Candles to work?

A:  The base of an Ear Candle is gently inserted a fraction of an inch into the outer ear canal and then the tip of the Ear Candle is lit.  The flame creates a vacuum which can gently and naturally pull the wax, moisture and other residues out of the ear and into the Ear Candle.  Sometimes a facial massage is combined with the process to help clear the facial passages.



Q:  Is the process painful?

A:  No, not for most people.  In fact, some people find the process to be so relaxing that they fall asleep during the candling.



Q:  Why should I have my ears candled?

A:  Ear Candling can be very useful any time wax or moisture in the ear is a problem.



Q:What kind of results can I expect?

A:  Results vary with the individual.  Most people have a much greater problem with wax and moisture in their ears than they realize.  Wax and moisture can also affect the functioning of the inner ear, which is critical to our sense of balance.



Q:  How can I tell if my ears need to be candled? 

A:  If you have experienced a gradual reduction in hearing sensitivity, this may be due in part to wax build-up.  Itching in the ears and plugged ears are also symptoms that can often be relieved by ear candling.



Q:  In what other ways can Ear Candling be beneficial?

A:  Ear Candling has also been known to relieve symptoms associated with swimmer’s ear, allergies and sinus problems.



Q:  Are there other signs that I need to have my ears candled?

A:  Yes.  Many people who experience discomfort in their ears when flying in an airplane or at a high altitude find that ear candling can help to relieve their symptoms.  Scuba divers also find the process very useful.



Q:  How often should I have my ears candled?

A:  You need to use your own judgment as to what feels normal in your ear once it is cleared out, and how often your ears will benefit from being candled.



Q:  Does Ear Candling cure any diseases?

A:  No claims can be made that Ear Candling cures any specific diseases.  It is recommended that you follow the advice of your doctor concerning any specific health challenges.  Ear Candling is not a cure-all.  It has been very useful in many cases, but not all ear problems are associated with the build up of moisture and wax in the ears.



Q:  What is the residue that is found in the Ear Candle after the process is completed?

A:  The residue found in the Ear Candle is a mixture of candle residue and ear residue.  The percentage of each varies from individual to individual and candle to candle.  Even the conditions of the room can affect how much residue is found in the candle, drafts can cause the Ear Candle to excrete more wax.



Q:  How many Ear Candles are used during the process?

A:  Two Ear Candles are normally used in each ear.  A third is sometimes used at the request of the client.



Q:  How long does the process take?

A:  Each Ear Candle burns for about ten to fifteen minutes.  A session will typically last about an hour.  The Ear Candling can be stopped at any time for any reason at the request of the client.



Q:  What happens if wax drips into my ears?

A:  Dripping wax may feel warm, but if it is beeswax, it should not be hot enough to do any damage.  Many people soak inflamed areas of their bodies in melted beeswax.  Just use another Ear Candle to pull it out.



Q:  Sometimes people feel heat in their ears when they are having their ears candled.  What does that mean?

A:  Some people can tend to get a lot of water in their ears, through bathing or swimming.  Ear Candling can cause that water to evaporate.  That can cause you to feel some heat. Pulling the candle out of the ear and waiting a few moments for the steam to cool down usually takes care of the problem.