Ear Candling is a safe, simple and non-invasive natural cleansing method used to treat earwax build-up by loosening or drawing out wax and other impurities from the ear canal with warm air and smoke. It is an ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapy that can also alleviate the painful effects of chronic headaches and sinus conditions.
The candle is a long hollow cone. During ear candling therapy you lie on your side while the smaller end of the cone is inserted into the outer ear canal. The larger opening of the cone is lit to create a flame.
The heat from the flame softens the wax within the ear, while the suction created by the burning of the oxygen inside the cone draws the ear wax out.
When the candle has burned down to around two inches in length, it is discarded along with its contents – a residue that comprises the wax and other impurities that have been extracted from inside the ear.
In addition to removing wax, clients usually find that ear candling relaxes them and improves their general feeling of well being.