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Holistic Ear Candling

Ear Candling session - £26

Ear Candling with pressure point massage - £35

A session usually lasts approx. 30 minutes.

What is Ear Canding?

Ear Candling involves burning a cloth/wax hollow 'candle' in the ear for therapeutic effect. This procedure is generally rejected by the allopathic medical community as ineffective and in some cases dangerous, but if performed using well constructed 'candles' by an experienced practitioner, there is little risk involved.

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Ear candles are made from beeswax and unbleached cotton cloths and are impregnated with essential oils (camomile and sage). The candles typically burn for approximately ten minutes. We use BIOSUN Earcandles which have the CE mark and are a class IIa medical device in the EU.

With an ear candle inserted into the ear, the heat from the flame creates a stimulating, soothing, warming effect. The therapeutic effects from this process are thought to be energetic in nature. The ear candle does not actually remove ear wax, but may soften it to allow the body to rid itself naturally. The effect of warm smoke in the ear canal may be of benefit to those suffering from an ear infection.

What is a session like?

You would remain fully clothed during the session. A short consultation is performed to check your medical history and note any ear conditions. An otoscope may be used to inspect your ear canal and 'ear drum'.

During the session you would lie comfortably on your side on a treatment couch.

A candle is gently inserted into the outer part of the ear and lit. There may be some light debris from the candle after burning, which will be wiped away. You would turn onto your other side as both ears are normally treated.

After the candling, you may receive a gentle ear/face massage, working on the lymphatic drainage vessels around the sinuses and side of the neck

You may be advised to use Olive Oil drops in the ear(s) to help remove any softened wax (3 or 4 drops at room temperature, with gentle massage to the ear, repeated once or twice a day for up to a week).

If you have a severe blockage (wax or any other obstruction) you may be referred to a GP.

Benefits of Ear Candling

There are currently no scientific studies to back up claims made that the use of Ear Candles may help with:

  • Tinnitus, compacted ear wax and glue ear
  • Sore throats and hay fever
  • Headache and migraine
  • Sinusitis and rhinitis
  • Catarrh and asthma
  • Neuralgia

Many people use Ear Candling for relaxation purposes.

Contra-indications for using Ear Candles include:

  • Perforation or lack of eardrum
  • Ventilation tubes, auricular drains or grommets
  • Recent ear surgery
  • Auricular cysts
  • Acute mastoiditis
  • Otosclerosis or Otospongiosis
  • Ear tumour

If you are in any doubt about these conditions or have an undiagnosed ear problem, please consult your GP before booking a session.

Ear Candling - Energetic Healing

© 2009 Patrick Quanten MD [Extracts from http://freespace.virgin.net/ahcare.qua/index5.html]

"It is a fact that we are energetic beings with a body, not a body with ‘some non-material aspects’ to it. This energy, the human energy field, contains and reflects each individual’s energy. It is this force that shapes and influences the physical tissue within the body, as at every moment this energy creates the tissues. Neurobiologist Dr Candace Pert has proven that neuropeptides - the chemicals triggered by emotions - are thoughts converted into matter. Our emotions reside physically in our bodies and interact with our cells and tissues. In fact, Dr Pert can no longer separate the mind from the body, she says, because the same kind of cells that manufacture and receive emotional chemistry in the brain are present throughout the body. Sometimes the body responds emotionally and manufactures emotional chemicals even before the brain has registered a problem.

All our thoughts first appear as energy. The thoughts which all carry emotional, mental, psychological, or spiritual energy produce biological responses that are then shaping the form and function of the tissues. In this way these energies are being stored in our cellular memory. No information is ever lost, and it is all written down in the state of balance the cells, the organs and the whole physical body appears in.

For any kind of therapy to succeed, the patient must have an internal concept of power, an ability to generate internal energy, such as a belief in his/her self-sufficiency. Power is at the root of the human experience and it is at the root of all healing. Our attitudes and belief patterns, whether positive or negative, are all extensions of how we define, use, or do not use power. Many people who lose something that represents power to them - money, or a job; or a game - or who lose someone in whom their sense of self or power is vested - a spouse or lover, a parent or child - develop a disease. Our relationship to power is at the core of our health.

Healing and curing are not the same thing. Briefly, a "cure" means that one has successfully controlled the progression of an illness. Curing a physical disease does not necessarily mean that the emotional and psychological (energetic) reasons for the illness have been removed, which means that the illness, in some form or another, will progress and symptoms of illness will return. The process of curing is entirely passive and external (it happens around you). Healing on the other hand is a very active and internal process. It involves an insight into your own attitudes, memories and beliefs and a deep desire to release all the patterns that no longer serve your balance of health.

Conventional medicine has a very passive attitude towards power. The treatments do not require a conscious participation on the part of the patient, beyond the co-operation of actually taking the tablets. When a person is passive, he/she cannot fully heal. There may be a recovery, but no healing can take place, as there is no active change in the field that has expressed itself in this particular biological way, the specific disease. In other words, the source of the physical disease, that which created it in the first place – personal energy - has not changed. In the long term, that can only be changed by the person who has the power and the insight, and that is, whether you like it or not, yourself.

Making a difference in your energy field will change the bodily tissues. This can be a fleeting change or if we repeat it and hold on to the change it can permanently alter the way the body, the organs, the cells, look and function. Therefore, all traditional therapies are aiming to bring about an alteration in the energy field and are inviting the person to make it a permanent one. Unfortunately, because people are well trained in their passive role in the curing of their illnesses in the western world, they tend to sit back and let it happen. As a result, they have been everywhere, tried everything and nothing works.

Now, let’s ask ourselves what kind of difference fire makes? Fire warms things, dries things and makes things lighter. When we make a fire, we can warm ourselves and dry our clothes. But we also know that it evaporates water; it makes it lighter. Equally, it turns the heavy wood or coal into very light dust. Fire produces heat, dryness and lightness. Heat means that things are less cold. Heat is also energy; that means that extra heat makes things more energetic, run smoother and better. Dryness means that things are less wet. Less water. Water evaporates when adding heat to it. Lightness means that things are less heavy. This happens when water evaporates but all else will also become lighter. Ear candling is such a traditional way of delivering extra heat through the use of fire, in this case by burning hollow candle placed in the ear.

What are some of the health beneficial effects that we have observed from ear candling? We get less congested, less mucus, even less lymphatic oedema. We have more energy, more immune resistance, a better circulation. We feel better, lighter, less depressed. These changes are brought about in the "air" within which the candle burns. These changes occur in the aura, in the energy field of the person, and from there the changed energy field is expressed in the material world. Hence, the body changes too and does so from one moment to the next! All bodily functions are an immediate expression of the interactions within its energy field. No changes in the physical can happen without the changes having occurred in the energy field first. The body can only materially express what is already there energetically.

We are an energy field and ear candling changes it by adding heat to that field. We also know that every piece of matter lies at the centre of its own energy field. The body is the centre of our energy field, but at the same time every piece of our body, every cell, lies at the centre of its energy field. The body's field can be seen as an association of cellular fields. All cellular fields together make up the body's field. So, when the fire changes the human energy field, it essentially does that by having an impact on all the cellular fields at once.

Ear candling always delivers heat, dryness and lightness to the system, because it changes the energy field of the person receiving it directly. The qualities are direct changes made to that part of the person’s energy field and therefore to their tissues. The truth is that you do not have to believe in ear candling before it delivers its beneficial effects to you. You only decide whether or not you want to hold on to those effects or not, but you are always receiving them. All of the effects, not just the ones you ‘like’, and that is because ear candling acts upon the human energy field itself without the interference of other factors like the person delivering the therapy. For that reason it is a powerful energetic healing tool."

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