An alternative aide for ear health
Ear Candling, a safe, simple, non-invasive natural relaxing cleansing method, uses long hollow ear candles to extract earwax and other debris from the ear canal. The proponents of this method say that ear candling improves mental clarity and balances fluids that may cause headaches.
Benefits of Ear Candling:
-improve sense of smell
-relief of swimmer’s ear
-reduce ear pain
-equalize pressure in the ear
-reduces stress and tension
-improve lymphatic fluid flow
-ease discomfort with allergies
How Does the Process Work?
The candling therapy is actually a cleaning of the eustachian tubes. As the cone burns, the burnt beeswax forms a slightly tacky powdery smoke is pushed into the tube, the sticky particles adhere to toxins and incoming smoke causes them to return to the cone to be collected, as the blocked tube is in itself a closed channel. The heat from the paraffin cones does stimulate the acupressure points, which is a good thing.
The Eustachian tube is one of the drains of the lymphatic which has the daily job of cleaning your blood. It releases the toxins it accumulates through the surface of the skin, the elimination tract and through the Eustachian tubes. These tubes are quite small and eventually become blocked, due to large amounts of inorganic substances that our bodies incur. Examples would be: prescription drugs, chemicals in our food, plastics and toxic substances in our water and air.
Most people assume that when the ears feel blocked or stuffy, it is an ear wax problem and 1 in 10 times this is true. Coning may remove ear wax as it co-mingles with the cone wax. Wax is usually not the problem though and it replaces itself within 24 hours. What tends to give people the most problem is what is referred to as Eustachian ash or the residue from the lymphatic system which frequently blocks the tubes. The ash when removed from the cone range from light ivory color to orange swirls with bits of brown crystals. The deeper the color the more toxic the ash is.
How Frequently Should I Have a Coning Done?
For health we suggest 3 coning, 3 to 7 days apart. It is suggested you cone on groups of three until you feel complete. Once you have established a healthy relationship with your ears, it is appropriate to cone 2-4 times a year. I like to suggest a coning with the change of each season.
How Will Coning Affect Me?
Coning starts a cleansing process which might have a variety of results. Some benefits of coning include: the removal of ear debris from the nerve endings; the detoxification of the sinus and lymph systems; and the sharpening of mental functions, visions, smell, and taste and color perception.
Sometimes people are not aware of the change and yet improvements though subtle have been made by the vast amounts of powder that is reamed from the cone.
Why Bother to Have Your Ears Candled?
Not only does the coning therapy assist in toxic removal there can also be a link between emotional, physical and spiritual body. As we work to evolve, it is necessary to release the toxins produced in living process. Colonics, healthy diet and coning are complementary tools on our journey to enjoy the full potential of our bodies.
How is it that positive results can be obtained?
Our theory is that such effects are possible because all the passages in the head are interconnected, allowing the candles to drain the entire system osmotically through the membrane of the ear. All nerves have a thin coating of spinal fluid which can become polluted. The fluid in your body circulates 14 times a day in order to cleanse itself. If the system is laden with toxicity from the environment and the food we eat; then the body cannot take in what it needs in the way of metabolites for the nerves.
There are many reasons why our cranial bones become misaligned. Colds, birth trauma, environmental toxicity, the hats we wear, earphones, telephones, headphones, scarves, even eye glasses, can all change the osmotic pressure on the nerve that relates to our senses of taste, smell, hearing and sight. The only mechanical influence on our ears is when we swallow or when we hold our breath. These are the only way to alter the pressure in our ears to clear our Eustachian tubes. If the tubes are irritated they will not drain. When you swallow and have anything covering your ears, it constricts the bones even more creating more of an internal vacuum. If the pressure continues to build up, your body reaches a point of stasis. The pressure cannot be released and it continues to build.
Ear coning acts as a catalyst to clear out debris accumulated on nerve endings. This allows for clear vibrational flow to the corresponding area of the mind, body and spirit, and clears the way for other methods of healing.
The spiral of the cone draws out debris. Smoke goes into the ear. Picture a chimney with it’s’ fire and oxygen dynamics. A draw is created. Debris is osmotically drawn through the eardrum into the cone. In the outer ear canal excess hardened wax plugs may also be drawn out. It creates a reverse osmotic pressure that equalizes the Eustachian tube pressure. Candling is very soothing, relaxing and non-invasive. At no point does the tip of the cone in the ear get hot to the touch. Heat is not a factor.
Ear coning is simply a catalyst to clear the respiratory system-
It helps sinuses clear
It helps drain lymph glands
It vacuums off nerve endings in the ear canal
It vacuums out the Eustachian tubes.
A wonderful side effect is deep relaxation…it stimulates the anti stress acupuncture point in the auditory canal. You see its effect on hyper active kids as well as adults. Coning will also help the body move out excess wax deposits.
Q: How many conings should I do initially?
A: It is recommended to do three. The first coning starts the healing process. The first coning removes the top layer of debris, which allows the body to push up more. You wait 3 to 7 days to give your body a chance to do the job. The third coning completes what was kicked up over the last two. Every 3 to 5 days would be best. This is the general consensus among our group of practitioners.
Q: How much is too much candling?
A: General guidelines:
Maintenance- one to two treatments a month
Prevention- two to three treatments in fall and winter
Acute cases- one to two treatments a day for a week
Chronic cases- one to two treatments a day for a month
Q: Are there any reasons why a person cannot be coned?
A: If a person has a broken or missing eardrum coning would cause them to sit up and cough. It would not hurt them but it would be useless. Although it has been noted it does offer relief in the sinus passages.
Q: Can a cough be caused by earwax?
A: It may sound strange, but it’s true- earwax can be the cause of chronic coughing that persists for long periods of time. Impacted earwax can push against a coughing nerve in the ear canal, which stimulates the coughing reflex. Many mistakenly think it is being caused by an allergy, cold or postnasal drip- the most common causes of chronic coughing and they let it go on and on. Clients are often amazed to find the coughing ends after their ears are cleaned.
Please remember this information is not to be construed as either a prescription of medicine, nor a diagnosis of illness and prescriptions should be made by a licensed physician. If you have a serious ear disease or an upper respiratory infection and are considering this technique, please consult your physician before you begin this treatment.