Ear candling is a process which has been around for hundreds of years, but has primarily, been either forgotten or replaced by the wonders of modern medical science.
According to some sources, the Egyptians used reeds, packing a bit of mud around the ears to from a seal. This process was also used in India, Tibet, China, the Mayan, Aztec and American Indian Cultures.
Some form of ear coning or herbal therapy using fire and smoke, has been used to cleanse and/or create a movement of energy for healing by many cultures for thousands of years. Ear candles or cleansing cones as they were referred to in ancient times are a centuries old universal
How Ear Candles work
First of all the candles are lit and gently inserted into the ear. The ingredients, which are impregnated into the cotton, vaporize and are consequently drawn down the hollow tube into the outer ear by the chimney effect.
A mild suction occurs and the heat of the released vapour circulates inside the ear and gently massages the eardrum (tympanic membrane). This action helps to regulate the pressure systems inside the head including the sinuses.
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