Ear candling: what is it and how can it help your hearing?
Voodoo, witchcraft, no just ear candling. If you've always wondered what people are doing when they are lying down with a candle in their ear, let us tell you what it is and why you too might want to join in.
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What is ear candling?
Anyone that suffers from that blocked ear feeling - you know that feeling when it sounds like everyone is under water? Ear candling might be the perfect solution. Swimmers, those who are prone to ear infections and even people who grind their teeth can fall victim to blocked ears and they are a right pain. This holisitic approach essentially helps to unblock your ears naturally with the help of an ear candle.
How does it work?
Ear candling, although looks somewhat odd is actually a simple case of creating a vacuum. These candles, which are pieces of cotton or linen soaked in beexswax, parrafin or soy wax are wound tightly to form a cone shape that is hollow and is about 10cm long. The person suffering with the blocked ear then lies down with the ear that needs to be treated facing up and the candle is then placed into the ear canal and the other end is lit. This forms suction and draws out any wax build up and hopefully any blocked feeling. While some people don't believe this actually works, there are plenty of people who rave about this natural way to clear your ear canals.
You should try if:
These candles are great to use for the following conditions:
- Blocked ears
- Swimmers ear
- Sinus infections
You can buy from:
Most health stores will stock ear candles and they are an affordable price, costing around $20 for a pair.
Have you tried ear candling before?