The way it works
The spiral of the cone causes the smoke to be pulled down in to the ear canal. This causes the ear 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. The heat and the vacuum draw out the wax and other materials from the ear canal into the base of the candle. As it burns down you will hear a lot of cracking and hissing which is the process of removing the wax etc. The warmth feels soothing and relaxing during the process.
A wonderful side effect is deep relaxation…it stimulates the anti stress acupuncture point in the auditory canal. You see its’ effect on hyper active kids as well as adults. Coning will also help the body to move out excess wax deposits.
What Can An Ear Coning Do for Me?
Many people find ear coning/candling helpful for the following:
• Removal of excess ear wax
• Improved hearing
• Relief from sinus infection symptoms
• Upper respiratory allergy relief
• Relief or improvement from tinnitus (ringing in ears)
• Relief from itchy ears
• Improvement in ability to breath through nose
• Soothes irritated ears or ear aches
• Improves functioning of hearing aids
What Can I Expect?
You will be instructed to sit on a massage table. Then you will lie comfortably on one side. The large end of the cone is lit with flame, while the small end is inserted gently into your ear opening. We will gently maneuver the candle until there is a secure fit, ensuring that no smoke is leaving the ear.
The theory of ear coning is that warm smoke enters the ear canal, warming up the ear wax and the vortex created by the sealed cone acts as a vacuum to draw debris directly into the cone. The cone is burnt about ½- ¾ of the way down. At no time are you left alone! We facilitate the whole process for you, your job is to relax and enjoy the experience. After both ears are coned, the remains of the cones will be cut open to reveal the amount of debris left in the cone.
How Long Does It Take?
Each ear takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. Your first coning will be scheduled for one hour, and thereafter, your appointments should only last approximately 45 minutes.
What Will I feel?
You may sense a subtle drawing action in the ear, but generally you feel nothing. Your job is to relax and even nap if you want! Afterward, you may feel lighter, more clear headed, and are usually able to hear better. Sometimes you will experience sinus drainage or excess wax that will come out of your ears overnight, this is all part of the cleansing action taking place.
How many sessions do I need?
It will depend on the results of your conings. However, to start, three conings within one month is suggested. Sometimes you will see a much greater amount of debris in the cones on the second and third conings. Then two to four conings per year are suggested for maintenance.
What should I do after my appointment?
You will usually be given some cotton balls to place in your ears to keep them from extreme conditions. Sometimes essential oils are added to them for soothing and/or antibacterial effects. A little ear wax serves to protect your ears, and will replenish itself between 24-48 hours after the coning. Until then, do not submerge your head in water or stand out in the cold weather without protection.
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