Happy Birthday to me.. Happy Birthday to me...
I have survived another trip around the sun. So, what does a life explorer choose to do on her birthday? I spend it eating cake, and then going to get my ears candled.
What is ear candling you ask? Ear candling is the process where you lay very still and a flaming funnel is essentially stuck into your ear. You lay there for about 35 minutes, while the cone burns down.It is a bees wax covered cone, that burns towards your head, while stuck in your ear. The gentle vacuum effect of fire causes debris to be drawn up the candle toward the flame. It is some people's deepest belief that coning is part of resetting the body so it can heal itself. It has been done for centuries by the Hopi Indians, and Egyptians.
Sounds like fun right?
Why would I choose to have a flame so close to my head? Great question, let's talk about it.
As you have read if you had read any of the other posts, I am risk taker, a life adventurer. I am open to new experiences and ways of managing my life/health. Although this is not the first time I have done candling, it is the first time I had someone do it for me. Yes, dear reader I have stuck a paper cone in my ear and lit it on fire, praying not to perish in a fiery accident. I would not recommend doing it alone ever, but I was young and weird. I had no one at the time willing to help. Now I am older and weird, and know where to look for my tribe of weirdies, who are more than willing to assist me.
I get to the place, and the woman is very happy I have chosen to do this for my birthday. We get chatting and her is the low down. She is a homeopath, and studies natural healing. We go into great detail about possible benefits from candling, her kids, her studies, and places to visit. Probably, shouldn't chat the person up who is candling your ear, as we got so involved we let one burn too low, and I nearly got burned.. My fault..
Now, I know science and traditional medicine scoff at ear candling, but really don't they scoff at anything they cannot prescribe? I mean has any medical doctor ever really agreed with anything that is not textbook? I figure I can make my own mind up. Mind you I still would NEVER EAT A TIDE POD, no matter what.
- Clears wax/gunk in the ear canal
- Relieves pressure in the ears, stops tinnitus
- Sharpens mental functions, vision, hearing, taste, color perception
- Eases earache, headache sinus pressure, allergies
- Relaxer, as it has a pleaseant scent
- Acts as a catalyst to clear nerve endings and promote healing
At the end of the session they can show you what is in the bottom of the cone. Not for the weak of heart. All grossness that had reportedly been in your ear.
Ear candling is not a cure-all. Like I have always said if you are sick, see a doctor. Get lots of information and opinions. This is another thing I try to move towards a more natural self healing.
Do not over use it. Just like anything, too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing.
- Ear candling is not recommended for 1) People who have a hole in their eardrum. 2) If you’ve had tubes in your eardrums 3) If you have difficulty breathing where small amounts of smoke is a threat.
Session should be spaced 7-10 days apart.
P.S. If you do consider trying this, read up on it, and make sure you find someone you can trust to help you. I sadly did a search and found ear cones at W@lmart, which brings up all sorts of imagery... Use your head (literally, and figuratively) when trying something, and lastly have fun while you explore.