The practice ofhas been a part of traditional cultures for of years, but there remains a great deal of debate over its efficacy.
What is Ear Candling?
Ear candling is the practice of using a has been widely in use across , Europe, and North America at different times in history, it is still regarded with some suspicion by . That being said, there is strong evidence to support the positive effects of this therapy throughout history, and it is considered to be an important cultural, meditative, and curative practice., hollow candle to the ear of excess and , in addition to achieving other benefits. However, while this practice
In terms of falling ash. The point of the process is to allow the to funnel down the hollow tube, heating up the earwax and creating a vacuum to remove any excess material and toxins that should be eliminated., that is where the majority of the objections take place; since the hollow candle is placed so near to the , some experts point to potential dangers, rather than possible health benefits. One common solution to this is to slide the hollow candle through a pie tin or to catch/deflect any
Ear Candling Instructions
If you want to try ear candling at home, you will have the best luck if you follow these:
- Step 1: Lie down on your side.
- Step 2: Insert the tapered end of the muslin/beeswax hollow candle into your ear.
- Step 3: Affix the catch plate (e.g., pie tin, paper plate) to the center of the hollow candle.
- Step 4: Light the candle, keeping the angle of falling ash even with the “catch plate”.
- Step 5: Remove or out the candle when the flame reaches two inches from your ear.
- Step 6: Repeat this process on the other ear.
- Step 7: Swab out both essential oil to protect against any possible or inflammation. with a mild or
Ear Candling Benefits
The most impressive benefits of ear candling include removing earwax buildup, lowering your ear infections, and improving , among others.of
For those in their ears, the anecdotal evidence that ear candling can stop the by clearing out deeply buried material and in the ear.who suffer an interminable ringing
Some experience hearing problems, even at a young age, which may be due to blockage in the ear canal, which this unusual therapy can help to solve.
Although earwax is not, in itself, a health threat, it can become painful or uncomfortable if itup too far. It can be unsightly, but also provide an ideal breeding ground for and other unwanted .
If you regularly suffer from ear infections, ear candling can help to slow the frequency of such painful infections and eliminate space for bacteria to flourish.
Alternatives to Ear Candling
For many people, the idea of ear candling is uncomfortable, but there are other ways to access similar health benefits, such as softening the way, cleared with a swab, albeit carefully! Taking a hot shower can also help to the wax. Although ear candling tends to deeper problems, it can also help to the outer side of the ear. Some studies have also found that increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids can cut down on a buildup in the ear, thus making ear candling irrelevant!and boosting -3 intake, among others. The hot of a can help break down the earwax, which can then be easily
Ear Candling Side Effects
Despite the potential benefits, there are some side effects, such as accidental burns from the candle. There may also be damage done to the eardrum, which can be difficult to identify at first. In the most extreme cases, when the therapy is utilized inappropriately, it could cause hearing loss.