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Ear Candling


Ear Candling is a very gentle and safe way of working with the ears. Many people think that hot wax is poured into the ear to help remove ear wax. This is not true! The BioSun® Ear Candles that I use are made in Germany to European Medical standards. They are a hollow tube, made of organic lined, rolled in beeswax with a mixture of Sage, Chamomile & St John's Wort whole herb in with the wax. They have a safety filter inside them to prevent anything falling back into the ear.

Origins of Ear Candling

Ear candling is an ancient practice that has been used by many cultures for thousands of years throughout the world. In Mexico, cones are placed next to the ear to aid healing. Historical records in the Indian subcontinent also show that oils and wax-removing sticks have been used, along with smoke being blown into a person's ear. The peoples of the Siberian prairies, Asia and native North and South American Indians mention Ear candles in their myths, with ancient rock paintings showing ear candles being used at initiation rituals and medicinal ceremonies.

The Hopi, the oldest Pueblo people, who possess great medicinal knowledge and spirituality, brought this knowledge to Europe with the professional involvement of Biosun®. Biosun® have been researching the use of ear candles since 1985, with many people worldwide benefiting from the healing effects of ear candling.

Can Everyone Enjoy Ear Candling?

Ear Candling is suitable for most adults and can be used on older children once their suitability to lie still for the duration of the treatment has been discussed. All treatments will begin with a consultation to enable us to ensure ear candling is right for you. It is VERY GENTLE and RELAXING.

Possible Benefits of Ear Candling Include:

  • Ear Ache
  • Glue / Blocked Ears
  • Headaches
  • Sinus Problems
  • Blocked Nose
  • Sore Throats
  • Neck Pain
  • Ear strain
  • Hayfever
  • Coughs
  • Whole Body Relaxation

What Happens in a Session?

First you lie down on one side and one end of the candle is lit, the other end is gently placed into your ear, only deep enough to create a seal. I remain with you at all times holding the candle, so there is no chance of you catching fire! The candles have 3 phases, all working at the same time. Firstly the smoke from the candle, with the mixture of herbs in it, enters the ear canal, calms the nerve endings and boosts the immune system. Secondly, the warmth of the candle gently warms and softens wax in the ear canal AND warms the middle and inner ears. Thirdly, the candle acts as a chimney and draws wax from the ear canal. There is a quiet crackling noise created by the candle as it burns which is quite soothing and often people fall asleep.

Once the candle has burnt down to the red line, we remove it and extinguish it in water. I then do a very gentle massage around the ear and on the side of the face. You then turn over and I do the same with the other ear.

If you have any questions please contact Cara on 021 798 640 or cara@healinghouse.co.nz and I will be happy to explain it further.

A session lasts between 30-40mins.  Cost: $50 including ear candles.

Please Note: All our healing modalities are not a substitute for medical or psychological care. We rather see their use in a supportive role in healing and manifestation.