Natural & Complementary Therapies, Cyprus
Ear Candling (also known as Ear Coning)
What is the objective
of Ear Coning ?
objective is to alleviate pressure headaches, sinus and ear canal discomfort.
This is achieved by using a hollow structure resembling a “chimney”,
which is lit at one end creating a gentle suction effect that draws
smoke down the “chimney i.e. ear cone” into the ear cavity.
The movement of air along the cylinder creates a vibration, which has
a massage effect on the ear drum and releases pressure within the ear,
sinus and head area. The burnt herbs in the smoke pass into the bloodstream
Candling DOES NOT clean wax from the ears! This is a misconception.
However, the smoke does
warm the earwax allowing it to come to the surface naturally to be removed
Historically, ear coning
was practiced in Siberia, China, and by the Native American Hopi Indians
who used them for health, rituals and initiations. Since antiquity,
fire has been known to have a cleansing effect. The flame from the ear
cone cleanses our aura - the electromagnetic field surrounding the physical
body - making us feel lighter after the treatment.
The Biosun® Earcandles
that I use are made from 100%, pesticide-free, untreated cotton that
has been soaked in herbs (chamomile, St. John’s Wort, sage) or
essential oils. They are coated with beeswax and rolled into a cylindrical
shape of about 22cm (8 inches) in length. All Biosun® Earcandles
have a safety filter. They have also been approved as a medical
product under EEC directive 93/42.
benefits the following conditions
Ear pressure problems (flying or diving)
| Tight jaw
Frontal pressure headaches
Whilst lying fully clothed on your side, an ear cone is lit at the top
end of the cone, and once smoke is seen coming from the bottom it is
gently inserted into your outer ear passage. The smoke slowly works
its way into your ear canal getting into every nook and cranny and regulating
pressure imbalances. You will experience a pleasant, soothing sensation.
The calming, crackling sound from the flame adds to the relaxation.
The candle will be burnt down to approximately 8cm and is then extinguished
in a glass of water. The procedure is repeated with the other ear, after
which it is recommended that you rest for 15 minutes I finish off by
massaging the outer ear and lobes. The whole session lasts approximately
let the pressure build up in your head!