Herbal Ear Candling in Norwich
What is Herbal Ear Candling?
Ear candling is a centuries old method of bringing an enhanced state of health to the person, healing ear, nose, throat and sinus problems.
Ear candling is a process which has been around for hundreds of years, but has primarily been either forgotten or replaced by the wonders of modern medical science. According to some sources, the Egyptians used reeds, packing a bit of mud around the ears to from a seal. This process was also used in India, Tibet, China, the Mayan, Aztec and American Indian Cultures. Ear candles or cleansing cones as they were referred to in ancient times are a centuries old universal form of therapy, used by nations around the globe. Some form of ear coning or herbal therapy using fire and smoke, has been used to cleanse and/or create a movement of energy for healing by many cultures for thousands of years.
Fortunately, with the tremendous resurgence in popularity in alternative medicine modalities such as herbology, iridology, naturopathy, massage, to name a few, ear candling has also experienced a rediscovery as a very helpful treatment technique for many health problems related to the ear and sinus area of the body.
One of the wonderful things about the ear candling process is that with a bit of basic training and instruction, it can be done at home. In this age where so many of us are taking an active role in maintaining our own health and becoming less reliant upon the medical system, ear candling provides a marvellous, safe tool for us to have at our disposal. Simply lying someone down on their side, sticking a hollow candle in their ear and lighting it; what can be simpler than that. Some easy safety measures can be put into place to protect from the open flame, and there you go!
How does it work?
With the ear candle inserted into the ear, the heat from the flame creates a stimulating, soothing, warming effect. The mechanics of this process are energetic in nature. Adding heat to the system, especially in such a subtle way, results in a stimulation of lymphatic drainage (swelling goes down); in burning off excess mucus in middle and inner ear, sinuses and nose (breathing improves); in increasing mobility and effectiveness of the white blood cells (improved immune response); in stimulating the pituitary gland (controls glandular system). Ear candling strengthens the bodily systems through balancing the energetic system.
What is it good for?
Ear Candling has a very constant track record of success helping people with problems like:
Sinus congestion, colds, flu, sore throats, ear aches, ear infections, sinus infections, lymphatic congestion, swollen glands, snoring, vertigo, balance, tinnitus, allergy symptoms, asthma, bronchitis, most hearing difficulties, ear pressure when flying or diving, but the list also includes headaches, depression, a weak immune system, low energy syndromes, hyperactivity and attention deficit syndrome.
That’s only the beginning of the list of benefits.
What happens during a treatment?
During the treatment the client lies on their side, fully clothed, and candles are inserted into the ear and lighted. The candles that are used take 15 minutes to burn and at the end of the session a sinus massage and drainage is applied to enhance the treatment.
Any other applicable or important information
Minimum of 4 herbal Candles are used in herbal ear candle treatments. Ear Candles are safe to use in most circumstances and we try to encourage people to continue their treatments at home.
Instructions for safe use of candles at home:
Please read the full instructions before attempting to use these ear candles. Never try to candle your own ears, as you are using an open flame, and that would be inviting an accident. Always have someone do it for you.
You will need a protector plate. They are easy to make. A styrofoam picnic plate covered with a good grade of aluminium foil, and an inch hole cut off-centre, is all you need. This will allow the tapered end of the candle to be inserted. It should fit snugly, if it doesn’t then wrap a damp tissue around the candle to ensure a snug fit.
You will also need:
– ear candles – protector plate (see above)
– sharp scissors – bowl of water (old margarine tub is fine)
– lighter or matches – towel to cover hair
– wet paper towel – second protector plate with V-shaped edge cut out
Have the person lie on their side on a flat surface; a rolled towel or pillow under the head, the hair covered with a towel. Use in a well ventilated place, and not underneath a smoke alarm.
Insert the tapered end of the candle into the hole in the first protector plate allowing 2 inches or 5cm to protrude below the plate. Place the tapered end into the ear. Ask the person to seat the candle properly into the ear if required. If the candle is not seated properly smoke will come from between the plate and the ear.
Light the top end of the candle. Observe the burn and trim the black wick when it is about I inch long. To cut the wick, you slip the second protector plate with the V-shape around the candle and cut above the base of the flame. The burned end fill fall away from you onto the plate. Drop the black wick into the bowl of water, as it will be very hot and maybe even smouldering.
Extinguish the flame when it is burning no lower than 2 to 3 inches from the bottom of the candle. Put the wet paper towel over the burning end of the candle. Remove the plate and candle from the ear, and let the burned candle cool down before you open it to examine the contents.
Do not put your head in water for 24 hours, and if the ears are sensitive post-candling, use cotton wool in your ears for the first two hours, especially when going out in the wind and cold.
We know of no case or have knowledge of anyone being harmed by using these techniques properly. However, we do know of many cases where individuals have benefited in many ways. There are no known contra-indications to those who know how the process works and, provided ear candles are used properly, they can be used in all circumstances.
How may it affect you after a treatment?
You may feel sleepy and relaxed after the treatment but this will wear off in a short period of time. Also you should try to keep your ears dry for 24 to 48 hours after receiving the treatment.
Commonly treated conditions
- Sinus Congestion – The heat from the flame helps to dry this out.
- Ear Infections – works very well with these as the energy from the candles helps the immune system overcome this problem.
- Ear Pressure – Helps to equalize the amount of pressure in the Eustachian tubes.
- Flu and Cold symptoms – Candles give the body extra energy to help deal with this.
- Depression – people have noted that their mood has lightened after using candles.
- Loss of Hearing – People have noted that their hearing has improved after using herbal candles.
Very often, it is simply assumed that everybody “knows” what we mean by the word allergy and that everybody has a fundamental understanding of the principles involved in the disease mechanism. Whether or not that is true, one can decide for oneself after we have clearly put out the markers around the “allergy-terrain”. Once we know what it is we are dealing with, we can examine how ear candling can affect the allergic process.
As we have said, the whole of our environment exchanges energy with our own system through the meridian channels. So, the hollow candle sticking in your ear is also part of that close environment and setting fire to the top of the candle heats the air inside the candle. This process will now change your “inner environment” through the interaction with the outer-environment in a similar way to your body absorbing heat when sitting in front of an open fire. The burning candle creates a movement of air as the top part of the air column is now much warmer than the lower regions. The warmer air starts to spiral downwards towards the bottom of the candle (observed by anybody who has ever done ear candling), taking with it the energy from the fire. In ear candling, the air moves spirally, which allows the air-molecules to transfer the heat, acquired at the top of the candle, into an ever-increasing vortical motion. The temperature of the air, as it moves down inside the candle, reduces quickly, but the energy of the air increases just as quickly. At the bottom of the candle, where there is nowhere else to go, this energy is absorbed into the body.
Now, where does this energy go from here? Well, the area is littered with major meridian points relating to six main meridians, linked to the four main systems of elimination. The absorbed energy gets distributed towards the urinary, gastrointestinal and respiratory system, as well as the lymphatic and blood circulation. All of this helps to nourish those areas better, and the extra energy will be used immediately to increase the effectiveness of those elimination systems, thereby drastically and rapidly reducing symptoms.
Lymphatic drainage, which apart from being an essential tool in the clearing out of toxic material also houses a vast array of immune cells, improves significantly with ear candling. Dramatic visual descriptions of swollen lymph glands disappearing under ear candling treatment as snowballs in the sun, have been reported. More commonly diffuse lymphatic swelling in the neck and throat area has been seen to disappear after treatment. Even finger swelling has diminished as reported by individuals because of loosening of rings they wore. The initial drainage is most notably seen in the area from the ears upwards, including the cranial cavity, the sinuses, the area around the eyes, the middle and inner ear areas. All these areas, we now know, are littered with main meridian points, the direct links to the energy motorways of our system.
Other allergic symptoms relate to breathing problems, such as asthma and congestion of nose and sinuses, digestive problems – vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps – and in extreme cases, anaphylactic shock. With the knowledge of the meridian energy distribution system we can now see how ear candling will provide all of these systems, supplying them with extra energy and nourishment, allowing them to function better and thereby drastically reducing the possibility of an anaphylactic shock, a total collapse of the system. Adding so much extra energy almost directly into the main meridians, in a similar way as is done using moxabustion in Chinese Medicine, inflates the defence systems of cells, organs and the body. The natural healing process of all tissues will speed up dramatically and as a consequence these tissues will be in much better shape.
Healthy cells and organs do not panic! Bringing that state of health back to the tissues of areas in the body where most allergic reactions are experienced – head, lungs, stomach, gut, and skin -, as well as stimulating the elimination process, makes allergies a distant memory. There can be no allergic reaction when the body cells and organs are healthy. Ear candling is a powerful tool that does just that!
Burning off toxins, restoring damaged cells and supply energy to cells and organs are all simple but powerful effects of ear candling. All of these are essential in the elimination of allergies from your life.
Allergic reactions of all sorts can easily become a distant memory.
The choice is yours!
Bringing together our knowledge about the immunological process and the effects of ear candling, it becomes very obvious how this ancient healing method has a major part to play in the modern disease phenomena. Take a fresh look at the way illness occurs and find a successful way towards health.
Plus all of the above (see ‘what is it good for’)
For more detailed information on Ear Candling, see Patrick Quanten’s website at http://freespace.virgin.net/ahcare.qua/index.html – some of the content of this article has been reproduced from his site with his kind permission.
“I enjoyed the ear candling weekend so much, your knowledge of the subject and the way it was taught was truly superb” A M, Norwich
“I would recommend this treatment to anybody, and the candles that you use are by far the best on the market” J W, Norwich
“My blocked left ear was so much better after only one session” S J Sprowston
“My 3-week-old baby’s colic has cleared up after you gave me some ear candles to use on her” A C Heacham
“My hearing has improved so much since having Ear Candling done, for the first time in years I can hear water dripping off the leaves where I live” M W, Sandringham.
£40 per treatment (1 hour)
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