Ear Candling Frequently Asked Questions
Ear Candling FAQs-
1. Does it hurt?
NO. There is absolutely no discomfort. This is one of the most soothing therapies that can be performed. Some people become so relaxed that even fall asleep. This treatment is safe, painless and very effective.
2. Can I do this on myself?
Due to the complexity of the massage technique and the fire burning, it is advisable that you have someone assist you.
3. Why hasn’t there been anything written on Ear Candling?
This process has been lost to common knowledge for many years and only a small but growing number of people know it is was originally used. Most doctors won’t use Ear Candling because they don’t believe it. Instead, they will wash your ears out insert Tympanotomy tubs in the ears. If they would look at the residue that comes out of the ears from Ear Candling and take that material and put it under a microscope, they would see it is living and active. It is the same substance they are attempting to remove. Laboratory analysis has shown the residue removed by Ear Candling consisted of ear wax, residuals of past infections fungus, bacteria, yeast/Candida, ear mites, worms, parasites of hair. Ear Candling is considered an OLD HOME REMEDY. True, it is not cure-all, but in many cases, it has proven to be a successful and economic alternative.
4. How long is an Ear Candling session?
Approximately one hour. It usually takes 10 to 15 minutes for each candle to burn down to approximately 3 ½-4 inches using two candles in each ear.
5. At what age can Ear Candling be administered?
It can be performed on the very young through the elderly. *A three month old baby had a severe infection. Half of a candle was used and all the pain was relieved. At the start, it was like water expelling up the candle. *Due to hearing loss, a 105 year old woman had to give up visiting friends and neighbors, her only joy in life. After having her ears candled, she was back to visiting. The blockage was caused by heavy ear wax.
6. How many Ear Candles can be used per session?
When Candling a very young child, ½ to 1 Ear Candle per is all that is needed. Two Ear Candles per ear is the minimum in a session. Never exceed four Candles per ear in any one Candling session as the ear canal may get irritated and become swollen.
7. How often can an Individual be candled?
A person with A severe pain can be Candled three times (2 candles per ear) 48 hours apart. The better ear is Candled first and the problematic ear last. Candling isn’t just for removing ear wax. Other symptoms and ailments ca be relieved by using the Candling process as close together as 3 times within 10 days, over the course of 3 weeks. Do not Candle more than 3 times in 10 days. It takes the ears about twenty-four hours to replace their protective coating of wax if it has been removed; therefore, it is NOT advisable to do Ear Candling every day. Ear maintenance can be done with the change of seasons, once or twice a year, or whenever needed. This has to be an individual decision.
8. Can I use candles in the nose or other parts of the body?
We highly recommend that candles be used only in the ears. However, we have found that by placing a candle into the plate guard or a piece of bread or toast then lighting the Candle and placing it on top of the navel of person with a stomach ache-they have noted a definite relief from pain in that area. We have also tried this procedure on the lower abdomen area when women experienced menstrual cramping; they also noted a definite relief from that discomfort.
9. Who benefits most from Ear Candling?
Any person of any age.
10. Can both ears be candled at the sane time?
We do not recommend it. There are Ear Candles on the market that are curved and made just for that purpose. It also takes a very experienced Ear Candler to use those candles and they don’t seem to give the desired results as when one ear is cleaned at a time. Also, the massage of the face and neck can not be done when doing both ears so my answer will remain a “NO” to this question.
11. Are there people who should not be candled?
Yes. People who have had recent ear, nose, throat, or sinus surgery of any kind, have tubes in their ears or experience any bleeding. Bleeding denotes serious ear problems such as a punctured ear drum and should always be referred to a Doctor.