Saturday, December 31, 2005

Beeswax Used in ‘Ear-Candling’

Patients Warm to Ear-Candling Treatment
By Francine Milford, Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Florida), 12/29/05

What can lighting a candle and sticking it in your ear actually do for you?

The answer, according to Venice aesthetician Therese Lynston, is quite a lot.

The process is thought to date back at least to 2500 B.C., when ancient Egyptians used linen from flax. Ear candling also was thought to be common in China, India, Tibet, and in Mayan, Aztec and American Indian cultures.

While offering facials, paraffin treatment, body wraps and waxing services, Lynston has decided to add one more type of wax to her available treatments -- beeswax.

According to Lynston, ear candling, also known as ear coning, restores equilibrium, clears the ear canal and provides tranquility. . .

There is disagreement about the effectiveness and safety of using ear candling.

Some people have had bad reactions to this treatment. Before deciding if ear candling is right for you, consult with your primary care physician before seeking treatment.

Beeswax Cone Candles
Dutchman's Gold

Cone candles can be used for the ears as a painless, therapeutic cleansing procedure which removes excess earwax and congestion from sinuses etc., using a hollow cone candle made of cotton and covered with 100% beeswax.

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