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Benefits of Ear Candling

  • EaseWax
  • 5th April 2018

Today I’d like to share what I consider to be some of the biggest benefits of Hopi Ear Candle Therapy.

This ancient homeopathic treatment can improve health in the ears, nose, throat and sinuses. It involves placing a hollow, cone-shaped candle made of all-natural, organic oils and beeswax, into the ear. Once lit the candle creates a vacuum (known as the “chimney effect”) which allows wax and impurities to be drawn up, out of the inner ear, and removed.

(You can read more about the History of Hopi Ear Candling and What is Ear Candle Therapy? in my upcoming blogs)

The treatment is safe, relaxing and non-invasive and offers a wide range of benefits from immediate pain relief to calming psychological effects.

I’m going to go through some of the main benefits for you in this post – some of which may seem obvious, but others might just surprise you…

Pain Relief

If you suffer from headaches, migraines, earache or other chronic pain, Ear Candling is definitely a treatment you should consider.

Hopi Candle therapy can provide ear pain relief by removing compacted ear wax and other impurities. This reduces pressure on the inner ear and the sinuses which is also a common cause of headaches.

Chronic pain can be soothed too. If the delicate nerves in your inner ear are subjected to too much pressure this can trigger all sorts of painful issues throughout the body. By relieving the pressure in this key area, the rest of the body often notices the benefit.

Safer than alternative treatments for blocked ears

If you go to your doctor with temporary hearing loss caused by compacted ear wax, they will most likely recommend syringing.

But Hopi Ear Candling is a much safer and less invasive option.

Even young children and the elderly can safely use ear candles for blocked ears and glue ear when syringing is considered risky or uncomfortable.

Syringing involves shooting jets of water into the ears. Though the aim is to “flush” wax out, the process can lodge wax particles further inside the ear canal, causing more discomfort.

Syringing can also cause adverse conditions such as “swimmer’s ear”, where gets trapped in the ear canal. This can cause bacterial infection which can be painful as increased pressure starts pressing on the inside of the ear canal.

With ear candling, the removal of wax is safer than syringing. There is no pressure on your ear drums, and no risk of getting water trapped inside your ear. Your ears are left clear and open, and they won’t become a breeding ground for bacteria.

You can also use Ear Candles yourself at home – no need to book an appointment! Our EaseWax candles come with simple, easy-to-follow instructions to make sure you get the best results.

Soothe Itching from Hay Fever or Rhinitis

If you have ever suffered from allergies you must know how desperately irritating and uncomfortable an itchy inner ear can be.

This is usually caused by allergens getting lodged in the most sensitive areas of the body – the ears, nose and throat – agitating the delicate skin, causing dreadful irritations that can affect mood and psychological health.

Hopi Ear Candle treatment can soothe itching by helping to remove these impurities from the ear canal. By clearing the ear of excess wax, it also helps prevent more allergens getting lodged.

This is a particularly great option for allergy-sufferers who are unable to take over-the-counter antihistamines. If you’re allergic to ingredients in the medical treatment options, or if they simply have no effect on you, Ear Candle therapy can be an excellent and effective alternative. EaseWax Candles are made with all natural, 100% organic ingredients and include a safety filter making them the perfect non-medical treatment option.

Treat symptoms of various conditions

More and more people are turning towards Ear Candle treatments to help cure or soothe symptoms of specific conditions.

For example, Ear Candles are great for relieving cold and flu symptoms, including a sore throat. The treatment can clear congestion in the ear this relieves pressure in the throat throat, freeing up breathing and helping you to recover. EaseWax candles are even scented with peppermint to further help clear and freshen the sinuses.

Ear candling is also well documented as a successful treatment for Tinnitus, which causes a constant ringing or buzzing deep within the ear. This is a common condition that can be caused by pre-existing medical conditions or from exposing your ears to too much loud noise.

Ear candling supports the ear drum by removing wax and impurities from around it. In most cases that’s all that’s needed and the tinnitus symptoms simply go away.

Ménière’s disease can also be greatly relieved with Hopi ear candles. The condition is caused by unusually large amounts of fluid creating a build-up of pressure in the inner ear. This can affect hearing and balance as well as cause pain. Ear candling can help sufferers by relieving pressure in the ear and easing symptoms like dizziness and hearing difficulties.

Other conditions that Ear Candling can help with include:

  • Asthma
  • Vertigo
  • Parasites
  • Yeast infections
  • Sinusitis

Of course, if you do have a medical condition, it is still best to talk to your doctor. Ear Candling is ultimately a holistic treatment. It is not designed to be a magical cure for any particular ailment.
That said, it is a practice that has survived thousands of years because of its proven results.

Whole-Body Nourishment

It is not just the ear and upper respiratory system that can benefit from Hopi Ear Candle Therapy.

There are loads of whole-body benefits that even the healthiest people can benefit from:

  • Stimulate and improve the lymphatic system around the head and neck
  • Detox the body by removing impurities and bacteria
  • Improve blood flow to the head and neck
  • Increase distribution of oxygen and nutrients around the body to nourish the tissues and encourage healing
  • Clear nerve endings to relieve pain and promote relaxation
  • Boost the immune system
  • Help clear up acne
  • Improve digestive health

All these benefits from a simple, non-invasive, do-it-yourself-at-home treatment! Yes please!

Stop Snoring

This is a simple point but a big one for lots of people.

Ear candling can help you (or maybe your partner) stop snoring.

By easing congestion of the upper-respiratory system, regular candling treatments helps people breath easier, and quieter, all night long.

Improve your Senses

Ok, so beeswax ear candles are not suddenly going to give you x-ray vision or sonar hearing.

However, many people do say that they notice an immediate improvement in their senses – and not just their hearing – following Hopi Ear Candle Treatment.

Since ear candling works to soften, loosen and remove earwax, it makes sense that most patients notice improved hearing after just one session. There is no longer a blockage obstructing the ear drum, so sound waves can pass by uninterrupted.

But amazingly, patients also often report an enhanced sense of smell and taste. This is thanks to the connection between your ears, nose and mouth. Excess ear wax can affect the ability for taste and smell signals to travel effectively to the brain. Once the wax and other impurities are removed, these signals often become clearer and stronger.

Some experts have also put sensory benefits down to the mental effect of Ear Candle treatment. It is a relaxing process that can have a wonderfully calming affect on the mind. Some say that this mental clarity is enough to improve our natural senses, meaning that even vision and colour-perception can be improved.

Relaxing and therapeutic way to de-stress

Hopi ear candling is as close as you can get to a Swedish massage inside your head.

As the flame flickers and air rises through the candle it creates a natural movement which gently massages the ear drum. Many people feel this as an immediate, soothing release of pressure, helping the whole ear and head area to feel light and relaxed. This in turn has a calming effect on the whole body.

The psychological benefits to ear candling are vast. It can be used to reduce stress and anxiety. The therapeutic effects help take your mind off daily troubles. It can help you to think more clearly, increase alertness, clarity and concentration.

That peppermint scent of our EaseWax candles is specifically designed to trigger relaxation and help you switch off your mind.

Great for Travelling

If you’re travelling overseas, add an EaseWax Hopi ear candle kit to your packing list!

  • Relieve pain/pressure before and after flying
  • Ease congestion if you catch a cold on the plane
  • Relax and unwind after a long journey
  • Help ease travel sickness
  • Soothe unexpected symptoms of allergies or hayfever
  • Cleanse your ears of bacteria after swimming
  • Ease pressure after scuba diving

There you have it!

Hopefully this long list of amazing benefits has you convinced to give Ear Candles a try.

You can pick up a pack of natural, organic EaseWax Hopi Candles here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/EaseWax-Organic-Natural-Handmade-Protective/

Look out for my upcoming post for Top Tips for Ear Candling at Home.

If you’d like to share your own experiences of Ear Candling, or if you’ve noticed any benefits that I’ve not covered in this post, I’d love to hear from you!

Let me know in the comment section or contact me through our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EaseWax/

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