foreign bodies have been implicated in chronic earaches and ear
infections, tinnitus, sinusitis, post-nasal drip and even
bronchitis. It is particularly effective for small children who
suffer from constant earaches and/or ear infections. It's believed
that once the germ-infected debris is removed, a return to health
will occur. Ear candling can also restore balance and equilibrium,
improve hearing, prevent sea and car sickness since the germ-ridden
wax debris affects the fine hairs of the ear which are responsible
for not only hearing, but balance and spatial orientation as well.
These hairs can be
hampered by excess ear wax build up and even destroyed by the
harmful germs trapped in the ear. Ear candling can be performed once
a year, once a month, or once a week depending on the needs of the
person. Swimmers or others who spend lots of their time in the water
should have it done once a week as a preventive measure.
The ear candling
should be performed by only someone who is properly trained in ear
candling because the ear drum could be damaged by having the cone
inserted too far into the ear or at the wrong angle, or by burning
wax that drips down the inside of the cone into the ear. The
experience is very relaxing and the practitioner usually massages
the sinuses while the ear candling is being performed. A slight
crackling is heard inside the ear and this is a good sign since it
means the excess water and wax inside the ear are evaporating from
the heat of the burning candle. The end result is that there is a
glob of wax at the ear-end of the cone, proof there the accumulated
ear wax and other impurities are now gone.
medical and government agencies claim ear candling can not cure
anything, the ancient art form is still practiced widely. The only
contraindication is that it should not be practiced on anyone with a
hearing device, a perforated eardrum, an ear tube or any other
serious ear condition.
Ear candling can
also provide subtle energy benefits - clearing up blocked chi,
improving lymphatic flow as well as unblocking pressure on nerve
endings to improve mental functioning, color perception, taste,
smell, hearing and vision.
Resasco is owner of KFW The Spa 4 Skin, a full-service skin
treatment spa offering a variety of services including laser hair
removal, cellulite reduction, light rejuvenation and oxygen facials,
age spot and stretch-mark removal, ear candling, massage and
essential oil therapies. KFW The Spa for Skin is located at 60
Lorraine Court, Holbrook, NY 11741. For a free, no obligation
consultation by appointment, call Kathy at (631) 737-2070.