Meredith Murphy, L.Ac., MaAC, DiplAc
Specializing in Chinese, Japanese, Korean Acupuncture as well as
many other Asian modalities of natural health and healing.
The Healing Point - Acupuncture and Wholistic Health Center
215 W. Church Road, Suite 112, King of Prussia, PA 19406 · 610-265-1827
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Candles are traditionally made out of fabric and beeswax or parrafin wax. They are very different than the candles used in decoration. These candles are long, thin and hollow, with one end tapered. Good quality ones are dripless as well. They vary in length and are usually 9 to 12 inches long.
There are many theories about how ear candling works. THe most widely accepted theory is that the flame and the smoke cause a convection or suction that draws the excess wax out of the ear. Usually there is no sensation felt during the treatment, though the sound of the wax and candle burning is heard. Most people find the procedure very relaxing and have instant relief of symptoms.
Who should get ear candling?
Most common reasons for ear candling: