Rae Yorg - Ear Candling
This ancient clearing method has been used by the Egyptians (who apparently used reeds), the Chinese, Greeks, and the Hopi Indians of America.
A gentle treatment which may ease the discomfort of sinusitis, some chronic headaches, swimmers and glue ear. It may help to relieve pressure in the ears after flying, ease nose and throat congestion and some forms of tinnitus. The candles work in such a way that when they are lit the flame creates a gentle low level vacuum of rising warm air. As you are asked to rest comfortably on your side the treatment may help to relax and calm, and relieve symptoms of stress and anxiety. A session may take up to 40 minutes. It is suggested you rest gently for about 10-15 minutes after the candling .
Where does ear wax come from?
The outer ear is the funnel-like ear canal section of the ear, which extends from the pinna ( the ear flap on the side of the head) to the eardrum. The skin of the ear canal has glands that produce the waxy oil called cerumen. The wax protects the ear by trapping dust, micro-organisms and foreign particles and prevents them from entering and damaging the ear. The wax usually makes its way to the opening of the ear where it falls out or is removed by cleaning. Earwax is natures defence, preventing foreign particles from reaching the eardrum.earwax also acts as a temporary water repellent. The absence of earwax may result in dry itchy ears.
The glands may produce more wax than can easily be excreted out of the ear. This extra wax may harden within the ear canal and block the ear. More commonly the ear canal becomes blocked when attempts to clean the ear using things like cotton wool buds, napkin corners and pencils,push the wax further into the ear canal causing a blockage.