Ear candling is not very known in our countries and often discredited. Nonetheless, it is a common technique in the Mediterranean area and South America and in Chinese, Tibetan, Egyptian, Mayan and Aztec cultures. In Switzerland, ototherapy (treatment with ear candles) is recognized by the Foundation for recognition and development of alternative therapies.
A few years ago, ear candles already crossed my path but I didn’t listen. In front of mixed opinions, even controversy, I remained hesitant to give it a try. It is not uncommon for effective methods to be ridiculed and discredited by messages spreading fear or misinformation. These attacks are often times directed against practices (or people) that carry wisdom, not profitable to Big Pharma but very beneficial for those seeking to bring more balance back into their health. I wanted to make my own opinion about it, based on my own experience. As I was stepping upon a video promoting ear candling, I was ready to go for the experiment, the best way to feel if something is good or not for us and build our own opinion, upon experience. Experimenting is the royal path.
I did have some “minor” troubles in my ears. In the past, it was common for my sinuses to become congested (this has improved by purifying my diet towards products that are not forming mucus). At several occasions, I felt a painful pressure in my ears when traveling by plane. Below you will find a video summarizing the way to go, lying down, in a calm atmosphere. I realized this experience with Sacred Soul Hopi candles.
In some Youtube videos where people are relating their experiences about ear candling, I noticed many think that the beige deposit found at the end of the treatment by unwinding the remaining unconsumed piece of candle came from their ears. This deposit is produced by burning the candle and can be found by letting the candle burn alone. On the other hand, what is not caused by combustion is lymphatic waste, a kind of orange-brown hardened paste, which varies in quantity from one candle to another and is inside our head. The smoke that emanates from the combustion creates a suction effect (I felt my ear becoming clogged when the paste was sucked from the ear to the filter of the candle) and allows lymphatic decongestion, the face appears less swollen. After the treatments, I felt my mind was clearer. The treatment supports the lymphatic system in the face area, a very important area to detoxify. I had the impression of feeling lighter in the sinuses area. I also felt reactions in the intestine area and at a meridian on my foot. To this day, I have burnt countless candles. To avoid ear sensitivity, it was sometimes necessary to wait 1 week in between treatments.
While I was masterfasting (see my article), I was doing frequent (every 3 days, sometimes every day) ear candling because of the amount of waste that was accumulating and ready to exit through my ears. To this day, here is the amount of waste that exited through my ears (may 2019).