Ear candling is used primarily for cleaning the ears and to promote a healthy atmosphere in the ears, sinus cavities and throat.

There are, however, several other benefits.

The process can regulate pressure, assist with post nasal drip, sinusitis, catarrh, migraines, some forms of hearing loss, and restoration of equilibrium.

Ear coning is a technique used by the ancient Atlanteans, Egyptians, Mayans and Tibetans to cleanse the spiritual and physical body.

It requires a hollow candle that tapers at one end to fit into the ear.

The other end when lighted draws oxygen for the flame and as it pulls from the other side of the candle and creates a vacuum.

This has the effect of pulling out residue and cleansing the sinus cavity and the mind.

When the Europeans first came to North America they found that the North American Indians had many different ways of healing, one of those ways was ear candling.

Some tribes were very advanced in healing, the Hopi was one of them, and ear candling came from the Hopi.

Some sources say ear candling (also known as coning) came from China and Egypt.

The concept was lost for many years, and in its place came antibiotics and syringing the ears.

Antibiotics are not good for most ear problems and the use of them should be discontinued in most cases, syringing will help dislodge some debris.

With ear coning the patient place their head sideways down on a pillow with one ear showing.

The elbows are placed on the table so that the patients can hold a candle in place which is place in the ear.

A non-combustible cloth with a hole in the middle is placed over the ear and face.

The twelve inch dripless candle is place in the ear.

The patient places his/her hand under the cloth and hold the candle in place in the ear.

The candle is lit.

The bottom of the candle creates a suction or draw of negative energy which supposedly flows out of the body.