This Complementary/Holistic therapy has been used by many ancient people of the world, (Egyptians, Aztecs and Native American Indians) right up to the present day where it is ‘normal’ practice for use by doctors in . There is nothing ‘new about this therapy and can be used at almost any time, any place by almost anyone.
As with many Complementary/Holistic therapies it can be used as a ‘treatment’ and it can also be use as some ‘me’ pampering time.
It can be used, and has had positive results for many conditions…
J allergies J asthma J bell’s palsy J blocked tear duct J catarrh J chest infections J colds/flu J ear J eczema J glue ear J hay fever J headaches J hearing impairment J insomnia J irregular pressure in the ears J irritations J labyrinthitis J menieres syndrome J migraine J nasal blockages J neuralgia of a facial nerve J regulates ear pressure J relaxation J rhinitis J sinusitis J snoring J sore throats J stress J swimmers ear J tinnitus (noises in the ears) J travel (motion) sickness J vertigo J wax excessive build up
This therapy can be used to assist children. I do carry candles for children however they do need to be over 3 years of age AND be able to lie still for 15 minutes for each side. With the children I have treated their burn times have been several minutes longer than for the adults.
It is a very relaxing non-invasive treatment. Those undertaking the treatment usually feel gentle warmth and can hear cracking or hissing sounds. Many of those that I have treated have fallen asleep!
*the mild heat, warmth of the candle gently massages the ear drum
*the mild heat, warmth of the candle gently stimulates the immune system
*the mild heat, warmth of the candle gently stimulates reinforces the flow of lymph
*important acupuncture points and reflex zones are stimulated
*a chimney effect is created with the rising air column through the ear and candle
*vibration of the rising air promotes the secretion in the sinuses
*the natural properties and essential oils in the candles help the processes along
Treatment can continue to work in various way for another 24 to 48 hours! It is not unheard of for wax or catarrh to take a day or two, to clear.
A massage is offered after the candle treatment. This can enhance the treatment, however is not compulsory.
Contraindications, those who cannot be treated with Ear Candles …
L Acute mastoiditis
L Auricular cysts
L Fungal infection in the ear,
L Perforation or lack of eardrum
L Inner ear infection,
L Otosclerosis or Otospongiosis
L Pregnant, expectant mother
L Recent ear surgery
L Tumour in the ear,
L Tumor damaged ear drum
L Ventilation tubes, auricular drains or grommets
L Wearing hearing aid,