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An article from MSN.com about the benefits and risks associated with ear wax and ear wax cleaning.
This is a perfect book to help ease the mind of a child that might be frightened of ear tube surgery.
The article to the right pretty much covers the bases when it comes to ear candles. What most people don't know about ears is that, like the feet and hands, ears have trigger points which correspond to different parts of the body. This book is one of the most comprehensive and interesting books around when it comes to learning more about the reflexology involved with the auricular (ear) points.
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 a company called BIOSUN.
The ear candling treatment (also known as coning, candling, or ear coning), is a relaxing and therapeutic method many people use to promote ear health. This age-old 'home remedy' works to relieve pain and discomfort, and the warmth and smoke may assist the body's natural process to excrete impacted or infected earwax during the days after candling is performed.
Many companies have been researching the use of ear candles for over 15 years, and although there are skeptics of ear candles, there are many people worldwide who benefit from the healing effects of ear candling.
The healing properties of the Hopi ear candle has its foundation in two primary physical actions. First, the slight pressure created inside the ear candle, and the vibration of the rising air column, serve to gently massage the ear drum and promote secretion in the frontal and paranasal sinuses. This has an immediate effect of regulating ear pressure. Users often describe a soothing, light sensation in the ear/head area. Second, the locally applied warmth stimulates vascularization, invigorates the immune system, and reinforces the flow of lymph.
Ear candles users often report successful treatment of nose and throat congestion, sinusitis (or other sinus problems), headaches, T.M.J. pain, tinnitus earaches, and swimmers ear. Most day spas and other relaxation professionals will offer ear candling, because ear candles are an ideal relaxation treatment for stress or anxiety related symptoms. Ear candles, generally speaking, tend to soften earwax for easy removal At the same time, important acupuncture points and reflex zones are stimulated, causing further relaxation of the muscles in and around the ear, which can also help the ear and sinuses to open up.
There are many manufacturers of ear candles. Generally speaking you want to look for these factors when deciding on a good ear candle. Remember, these are going in your ears, so you do want a high quality product! Here's what to look for:
Based on my experience as a certified massage therapist, there are many companies who will have all of the above, except that they will be lacking either in customer service or competitive prices. Australian-based company Global Herbal Supplies, distributors of BioSun ear candles, is a good ear candle company. BioSun uses only the highest quality ingredients, and continually tests those ingredients to insure quality.
I also spent some time in Germany, where BioSun Hopi EarCandles are crafted from the highest quality ingredients and are regularly tested at an independent laboratory, where they are shown to be free of all chemical pesticide and fungicide residues. The only real downside you might think about is that Biosun is in Australia, which you might think would cause delayed shipment to global locations, but they really do ship and process their orders, getting your candles to you quickly.
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