What are ear candles used for?

Ear candles are best used to treat certain problems involving pain and congestion in a specific area of the head, and for relaxation and treating stress and anxiety problems.

Ear candles can be very beneficial in the treatment of sinusitis, nose and throat congestion, earwax buildup, headaches, T.M.J. pain and tinnitus. Ear candles are an ideal relaxation treatment for stress or anxiety related symptoms. Also soften the wax for easier removal.

How do I use ear candles?

Ear candles are easy to use. For safety reasons we do not recommend that you carry out the treatment by yourself. It should be done by a second person. This will ensure your safety during the treatment and considerably deeper relaxation.

How do ear candles work?

Ear candles have a purely physical function. A light suction action (chimney effect) and the movement of the flame create a vibration of air in the ear candle, generating a massage-like effect on the eardrum. This induces a pleasant feeling of warmth and a balance of pressure in the ears, forehead and sinuses. It is soothing and helpful for earaches and headaches, ear noise, stress and nervousness.

Does ear candling hurt?

No. It is a painless, harmless and totally relaxing experience. If it weren't for the intermittent crackling and hissing sounds, due to the burning of the candle, you would never know that anything was happening in your ear.

How long does an ear candling session last?

About forty-five (45) minutes per session. However, allow one (1) hour for your appointment. Although the burning of each candle is about 12 minutes, when done by a therapist gentle, soothing massaging is also included, which takes extra time.

Who can benefit from ear candling?

Ear candling can benefit almost everyone, male and female alike, from infants to adults. Musicians can benefit. Players of wind instruments and especially singers seem to have a lot more wax buildup than other people. People who wear hearing aids can benefit too.

Who should not have ear candling?

Ear candling should not be done to people who have ear tubes, perforated eardrums, artificial eardrums or inflammation of the ear and epilepsy.

There are other conditions where ear candling should NOT be used

For details contact: info@biosun.co.za

How often should I use ear candles?

It is generally recommended one treatment daily for up to seven days in acute cases, once or twice a week for chronic conditions, and one treatment regularly every three to four weeks for preventative or revitalizing indications. For specific conditions therapists should be in a position to suggest a treatment plan.

Should the treatment be done on both ears?

Yes, both ears should be treated, one after the other.

Do ear candles remove wax from the ears?

People often believe they do. Ear candles are not intended to remove wax from the ears or used for the purpose of cleaning the ears. They may, however, soften the wax that will assist in its removal.

Are there books on ear candling?

n their book ear candling - in essence, Mary Dalgleish & Lesley Hart talk about clinical studies done that showed there was a decrease, and even to a point of no complaints, in the symptoms of colds, tinnitus, headaches, secondary effects of colds, insomnia and anxiety with the use of Biosun Ear Candles (pages 31 & 32). The anti-inflammatory properties of the ingredients in the ear candles can provide relief in hay fever (page 37). Regular treatments with ear candles and massage can lessen the frequency of migraine attacks (page 39).
More information about the book is shown below. It contains pretty well everything about how ear candling together with massage techniques could help you...

ear candling - in essence...
(extract from the back cover of the book)

Designed to inspire and to motivate, ear candling in essence provides students with an exciting and accessible introduction to ear candling.

Ear candling, or thermal-auricular therapy as it is sometimes known, has been used for millennia. This fascinating book covers the history of ear candling from its use by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Aztecs to other world cultures including the Hopi Indians by whose name the treatment is often referred today. The book includes information on the anatomy and physiology of the ear, nose and throat, the benefits of ear candling and the contra-indications to treatment. It goes on to concentrate on practical application with step-by-step colour photographs and instruction on the treatment and massage techniques.

Written in an accessible style with numerous FAQs, case studies and summaries, this book is the perfect introduction for students on short courses, professional therapists topping up their skills, and anyone wanting to learn more about the history and practice of ear candling.

The authors are practicing therapists and experienced tutors. Lesley Hart is co-principal of Hands on Training and teaches in Dubai and the UK, whilst Mary Dalgleish teaches for Hands on Training, LCICI, Maureen Burgess School of Reflexology and Morley, Merton and Kingston Colleges.

The book is available direct from: