Ann Brownbill - Traditional Chinese Medicine and Naturopathy in Codicote Wéidào Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic Wéidào Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic

Thermo Auricular Candling

Ear candles are hollow tubes generally made from organic cotton which has been impregnated with beeswax. They have been used for hundreds of years as a gentle yet effective way of easing pressure in the ears and sinuses. They are also referred to as 'Hopi' ear candles, although this particular attribution is in dispute. This therapy is used in Europe and America as an alternative to conventional and invasive treatments such as syringing and grommets.

The candle is placed into the outer ear with the far end lit, and held in place by the practitioner. It is the suction induced by the flame that draws out impurities. Often referred to as the "chimney effect", the rising air gives the eardrum a gentle massage.

Many find thermo auricular candling to be a pleasant, soothing and calming experience.