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Ear Candling

By , January 19, 2009

Ear candling is a natural alternative medical practice that clears excess earwax from a person’s ear that may be causing hearing loss, dizziness or a ringing in the ear. Ear candling is also called ear coning. The origin of ear candling or ear coning is believed to be ancient Tibet, China, India and Egypt.

Ear candling requires the use of ear candles. Ear candles are made of cotton or linen and shaped to look like a cone, soaked in wax and then allowed to harden. The process of ear candling involves inserting the hollow candle through a hole in a plate designed to collect wax, and then into the external ear canal. The candle is then lit at the other end.

It is said that the hollow candle creates a low-level vacuum when lit that draws ear wax and other debris out of the ear and facial sinuses. Others say that smoke from the burning candles dries out the ear canal and stimulates the body’s natural excretion of wax and dead cells, pollen, mold, parasites, and other debris. After the procedure, a dark, waxy substance is usually left in the stub of the candle.

It is claimed that ear candling also relieves some physical, emotional and spiritual ailments. When the hollow candle is stuck into the ear and lit, it sucks out earwax and with it also negative energy.


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