Short History of Ear Candling
Ear candling, Ear coning or Hopi ear candling Basically they are all the same ! Hopi Ear candles came from a North American tribe called Hopi, It was said they used ear candles ? But this has never been proven. Another theory is it was invented by the Ancient Egyptians Because of what they are made of Unbleached cotton cloth & beeswax.
What are Ear Candles ?
Ear candles are 9 to 12 inch long tubular cones, Normally taking about 10 minutes to burn down. The more expensive one’s are still made the same way as the originals with unbleached cotton cloth & beeswax.
Ear Candling Technique
There’s no need to change for this treatment. You will be asked to lay on one side and a towel will be placed around your neck and shoulder.
The candle is lit and inserted in the ear canal. The therapist then massages above and below the eye & around to the temple. This is meant to release anything in the passage that joins the nose to the ear. You hear a crackling sound as the candle burns down. Then you will be asked to turn over & have the same treatment done to the opposite ear.
The full treatment takes about 30 minutes. Usually the candles are opened to see what has come out of the ear.
Does Ear Candling Work ?
My personal answer here, It’s NOT a scientific test ! I was born with only an ear lobe on my right ear & a layer of skin about 5 to 8mm in side my ear so I have no hearing on the right side ! After several operations ( 9 or 11 Can’t remember now ? ) between the ages of 5 to 8 they were never able to build my ear or take the skin away. Can you see where I’m coming with this ? When a ear candle was placed in my right ear for the 10 minute treatment, It still had the same residue in it as my left ear that is normal.
You maybe think that this treatment works ? But for me what is left in the ear candle is the beeswax as it burns down.
But even if it doesn’t work ,It was still a relaxing experience.
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