If you're into alternative treatment therapies, ear candling is something you've probably heard of before but never actually tried. Many people mistakenly think that ear candling is some new type of alternative treatment but it has been around for centuries. The practice originated in ancient Egypt and is still used today as a type of holistic healing.
Ear candling is a great way to remove excess wax and fungus from the ear canal. The best types of candles to use for ear candling treatment are those that are made from beeswax. The entire procedure usually takes around 45 minutes to an hour to complete. Patients may need only a couple of treatments or several periodic treatments depending upon the severity of the condition. Although ear candling has not been proven to cure any illnesses, many patients have reported relief from annoying ear and head conditions including inner ear pressure, ear infections, sinusitis, migraines, headaches, and hearing problems due to excess wax build up.
An ear candling treatment should be a relaxing experience with no pain involved. You will be asked to lie on your side while a conical shaped candle with a protective covering underneath is placed inside your ear. After the candle is lit and begins to burn, wax and fungus deposits will be removed from the ear canal. While the candle is burning, you may hear a lot of crackling noises as wax is being withdrawn from the ear.
After treatment, when the candle has finished burning, ask to see the deposits from your ears that have collected at the bottom of the candle. Although some of the wax is burned during treatment, a great deal will collect at the bottom of the candle. You may be amazed at just how much wax and deposits were removed from your ears. Many alternative treatments therapists recommend having an ear candling procedure performed once or twice a year depending upon the amount of wax build up your experience.