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Ear Candling, a Safe Treatment for Myriad Problems

Feb 27, 2014 12:47PM

Ear candling is a non-invasive therapy that is growing in popularity. It is very safe and pain-free and has been performed for more that 3,000 years. Traditional syringing involves shooting water into the ears, which can lodge wax particles further inside the ear canal and cause infection, and can also be a very painful procedure.

The basic premise in ear candling is the spiral of the cone, causing smoke to be pulled down in to the ear canal. This causes the canal to warm up and loosen the wax and any other material. As it heats it up, the candle causes suction by creating a vacuum in the ear canal. Air is drawn up from the Eustachian tube into the middle ear, and then through the porous membrane into the outer ear. The heat and the vacuum draw out the wax and other materials from the ear canal into the base of the candle.

Beneficial relief may be obtained from ear candling for reducing sinus discomfort and congestion; head colds, flu and discomforts; stimulation and detoxification of the lymphatic system; yeast infections; parasites; swimmer’s ear; earaches; headache and sore throat; and allergy discomfort.

Natural health practitioner Pam McMahon, Ph.D., offers ear candling, infrared sauna detox, ionic detox footbath, body buffing, reflexology, Reiki, hypnotherapy, herbal and nutritional counseling and shamanic healing and journeys. Contact her at 520-730-0236 or

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