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Ear Candling

Ear Candling is a Natural therapy practice to remove ear wax and toxins. It is a natural, non-intrusive procedure that may help alleviate the painful effects of chronic headaches or sinus conditions, ear infections, allergies or vertigo, as well as minor hearing loss due to excessive earwax build up. As the candle burns, the inside of the ears are cleaned through a process called “convection”.

One end of a cylinder or cone of waxed cloth is lit, and the other placed into the subject’s ear. Usually the subject is lying on one side with the treated ear uppermost and the candle vertical, perhaps stuck through a paper plate or aluminium pie tin to protect against any hot wax or ash falling down the side. The flame is extinguished two inches from the subject by placing the ear candle flame into a glass of water.  The flame creates negative pressure, drawing wax and debris out of the ear canal, which appears as a dark residue.


An ear candling session can last from 15 minutes to 45 minutes, during which time a series of 1 or 2 ear candles may be burned for each ear.

Prevention of ear infections:  Treatments once a week for a month, and then once a month thereafter maybe helpful. Treatments can be gradually reduced as ear problems decrease.

Ear candling should not be performed on anyone who has ear tubes, perforated ear drums, artificial ear drums or who already has an ear infection or suspected ear infection.