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Ear Candling

Ear CandlingEar candling is ancient method that has been used by the chinese for thousands of years. The proceess involves using a hollow candle which is held gently on the edge of the ear. The candle is lit which creates a vaccum in the ear, drawing out old wax and other residues such as fungus and infections. Candling is also said to stimulate the immune system and peripheral blood circulation. 

The process is not invasive and is completely painless. The benefits of ear candling may reduce excessive wax build-up, assist with sinus irritation , help with chronic ear infenctions and fungal problems as well assist in clearing the head before or after a flight. 



How to use ear candles


• Create a relaxed atmosphere before you start, possibly with relaxation music and essential oils

• The ear candling experience will be more intense if the eyes are kept closed

• In order for the flame to burn smoothly the room should be free of draughts

• Lie the patient down on one side in a comfortable position

• Keep the patient warm

• Support the head slightly with a pillow so that the auditory canal is in a vertical position

• Sit on a chair by the patient's head

• In order to protect hair and clothing, a cover can be placed around the treatment area


• The ear candle should be lit at the unlabeled end

• The non-burning end should be placed gently into the outer ear passage

• The ear candle is sealed in place by a light turning movement

• When you hear the pleasant crackling and hissing of the flame you know the ear candle is in proper place

• The ear candle must be held firmly in place throughout the process

• The ear candle will continue to flame throughout the treatment


• Hold the ear candle loosely between the forefinger during the therapy

• Do not squeeze tightly together

• Keep the ear candle as vertical as possible

• The patient will experience a pleasant crackling and rustling noise during the burning process

• In the final phase, the heat flow intensifies comfortingly and pleasantly

• Do not worry, the linen fabric which has already burned does not fall during the burning process

Burning down and Extinguishing:

• The ear candle may be burnt down to 1cm above the red line marking. NO FURTHER!

• Carefully remove the remainder of the ear candle

• Extinguish it in the glass of water that is ready nearby

• The red line marking around the candle (maximum burn indicator) and a specially developed safety filter ensure simple and safe application

Treat both ears:

• It is generally advisable to treat both ears one after the other, each with a new ear candle

• Any condensation material that remains attached to the fine ear hairs should be removed


• A subsequent rest of about 15 to 30 minutes will support the overall result, as well as listening to relaxing music and smelling the aromatic scent of essential oil in the room

• The patient should stay lying down comfortably covered with a blanket

• Gently massage around the ear, face and neck to enhance the effect


• Check ear canal for any condensation residues

• Remove these carefully with an ear cleaner

• Do not push the residue back into the ear

• Do not use a cotton bud


• Store ear candle in an airtight bag

• Store in a dry, cool place