Ear Candling Conference
November 18 - 19, 2006
Ear candling is no longer regarded as an "ear cleansing" tool as it has become very obvious that there is no suction element to the candle's function, nor is there a heating up of the ear canal. Ear candling is a simple, but extremely effective, energetic tool to influence health in a positive way. The noted effects stretch over millennia and across the whole world, covering most great cultures this small planet has ever known.
Jili Hamilton, the author of the first book ever written about ear candling, told the delegates how her path in life was totally changed by ear candling. She recounted many fascinating stories surrounding ear candling that she has come across in her search for more information. She also led us through the difficulties that someone encounters who is writing a book about a subject no one knows anything about.
M Harmony PhD shared her search result looking into verifiable ear candling data. She researched what constitutes a safe and healthy candle as well as the origins of ear candling and the ancient practices that have lead to ear candling. She caused controversy when she stated that the Hopi Native American tribe has been stunned by the revelation that they were supposed to have lent their name to the most famous ear candle in the world. Michelle said she had spent a lot of time with the Hopi's to find out that the Hopis have never used ear candles and have never heard of it.
Greg Webb is a Touch for Health tutor and examiner in his homeland Canada and combined with his passion for ear candling he has collated an incredible amount of data regarding the specific effects and pathways in which the body responds to ear candling. He showed how not only the lymphatic drainage improves, but also how the immune system is strengthened, the endocrine system enhanced, and the central nervous system is empowered. He shared his thoughts on how the energetic input is transferred via the chakra system, the meridian and the nervous system into the physical aspects of life.
Patrick Quanten concentrated on explaining in simple terms some relevant facts of quantum physics and new biology. All matter is energy condensed and all cells "listen" to everything that is going on in their environment. The combination of these allow the energetic influence of ear candling to be felt throughout the whole body, both via a direct influence on the cells and via the overall information distributed through the nervous network. He also showed that in free burning open candles only white smoke appeared at the bottom of the candle. The matter found inside the candles after burning only occurs by compressing the smoke. He suggested a relationship between what was found inside the burned candle and the changes made in the auric field of the person being candled.
Plenty of questions are still left open. Opinions still differ, but the delegates have agreed to continue to gather data and to share their knowledge and experience. To this effect it was suggested to set up a separate website dedicated to verifiable information on ear candling and a place where people could share their questions and experiences with each other. It was generally felt that the time has come to tell the truth about ear candling and to ensure that it becomes a safe and self-regulated therapy with therapists who uphold serious professional values.
Answers, Applications, Instructions for use
Authenticity of the Hopi Candle
Candling: The Next Step
Ear Candling - Energetic Healing
Candling in Cancer Therapy
Candling and Allergy
Candling and Auto-Immune Diseases
Changes and Ear Candling
Candling - Observations and Attempting to Explain
Ear Candle Efficiency
Ear Candling Training
Would you like to become an Accredited Ear Candling Practitioner?
We run regular 2 day courses in which the practicalities of safe ear candling are addressed, together with an in-dept examination of how the process of ear candling can produce those powerful effects on health improvement.
We take a close look at how ear candling fits in with an alternative approach to health and illness, and we provide an understanding of the disease process that allows people a much greater degree of control over their own health.
We are willing to travel in order to bring this ancient healing art closer to you.
If you are interested
in attending a course or even organising one, please contact us. We are
certainly interested to listen to you.
Answers, Applications, Instructions for use
WHAT IS EAR CANDLING?
Ear candling is a centuries old method of bringing an enhanced state of health to the person, healing ear, nose, throat and sinus problems.
WHAT DOES IT HELP WITH?
Ear candling has a very consistent track record of success. Helping people with problems like: sinus congestion, colds, flu, sore throats, ear aches, ear infections, sinus infections, lymphatic congestion, swollen glands, snoring, vertigo, balance, tinnitus, allergy symptoms, asthma, bronchitis, most hearing difficulties, ear pressure when flying or diving. Thats only the beginning of the list of benefits.
HOW DOES EAR CANDLING ACCOMPLISH ALL THIS?
With the ear candle inserted into the ear, the heat from the flame creates a stimulating, soothing, warming effect. The mechanics of this process are energetic in nature. Adding heat to the system, especially in such a subtle way, results in a stimulation of lymphatic drainage (swelling goes down); in burning off excess mucus in middle and inner ear, sinuses and nose (breathing improves); in increasing mobility and effectiveness of the white blood cells (improved immune response); in stimulating the pituitary gland (controls glandular system). Ear candling strengthens the bodily systems through balancing the energetic system.
It depends upon what your initial complaint is and how long it has bothered you. The common denominator is that the real power of ear candling comes from repeat treatments. Each additional treatment brings your body to a higher state of well being which after several sessions typically leaves you with an improved state of health.
Long term symptoms are usually best treated with 4-6 sessions of 2-4 ear candles per ear over a 6 week period, followed by several monthly treatments until the desired level of symptom relief has been reached. Great improvements in symptoms are noted early on in the treatment, sometimes even after one session.
Short term symptoms are most effectively treated by daily treatment of 2-4 ear candles per ear for several days followed by 2-3 weekly treatments for maintenance.
A maintenance schedule, in the absence of particular symptoms, of 3-4 treatments a year does wonders to keep a person healthy.
Children under 12 should have less candles per ear at each session and have less frequent sessions, especially long term.
Throughout the centuries and in many cultures, traditional folklore medicine has made use of burning of herbs for medicinal, ceremonial and spiritual ascension purposes. In respect of this tradition herbs have been added.
The herbs were largely chosen for their benefit to the earn nose and throat area, their ability to stimulate the immune system and also to balance the energy systems of the body.
The presence of the herbs in the ear candles creates a significant difference in the total bodily effect of the ear candling process.
EAR CANDLE RESIDUE?
The ear candle produces three residues: black smoke, wax and powder. These are manifestations of the burning process through the persons energy field. The residue reflects the persons underlying energetic state which has created the physical symptoms. You will notice this residue changing as the symptoms change and the person becomes more balanced.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Please read the full instructions before attempting to use these ear candles. Never try to candle your own ears, as you are using an open flame, and that would be inviting an accident. Always have someone do it for you.
You will need a protector plate. They are easy to make. A styrofoam picnic plate covered with a good grade of aluminium foil, and an inch hole cut off-centre, is all you need. This will allow the tapered end of the candle to be inserted. It should fit snugly, if it doesnt then wrap a damp tissue around the candle to ensure a snug fit.
You will also need:
ear candles - protector plate (see above)
sharp scissors - bowl of water (old margarine tub is fine)
lighter or matches - towel to cover hair
wet paper towel - second protector plate with V-shaped edge cut out
Do not put your head in water for 24 hours, and if the ears are sensitive post-candling, use cotton wool in your ears for the first two hours, especially when going out in the wind and cold.
know of no case or have knowledge of anyone being harmed by using these
techniques properly. However, we do know of many cases where individuals
have benefited in many ways. There are no known contra-indications to
those who know how the process works and, provided ear candles are used
properly, they can be used in all circumstances.
Thank you for your
letter dated March 2, 2004, in follow-up to your September 19, 2003, requesting
clarification of the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office's response.
Leigh J. Kuwanwisiwma,
What is Earcandling and what can it do?
Earcandling is a process which has been around for hundreds of years, but has primarily, been either forgotten or replaced by the wonders of modern medical science. According to some sources, the Egyptians used reeds, packing a bit of mud around the ears to from a seal. This process was also used in India, Tibet, China, the Mayan, Aztec and American Indian Cultures. Ear candles or cleansing cones as they were referred to in ancient times are a centuries old universal form of therapy, used by nations around the globe. Some form of ear coning or herbal therapy using fire and smoke, has been used to cleanse and/or create a movement of energy for healing by many cultures for thousands of years.
Fortunately, with the tremendous resurgence in popularity in alternative medicine modalities such as herbology, iridology, naturopathy, massage, to name a few, earcandling has also experienced a rediscovery as a very helpful treatment technique for many health problems related to the ear and sinus area of the body.
One of the wonderful things about the earcandling process is that with a bit of basic training and instruction, it can be done at home. In this age where so many of us are taking an active role in maintaining our own health and becoming less reliant upon the medical system, earcandling provides a marvellous, safe tool for us to have at our disposal. Simply lying someone down on their side, sticking a hollow candle in their ear and lighting it; what can be simpler than that. Some easy safety measures can be put into place to protect from the open flame, and there you go!
Well, in order to try and understand why the ancient cultures kept on using ear candling and knew that it worked, it would be wise to assume that they had a pretty good idea why it worked. So, what were their thoughts on how and why people become ill?
Summarising and condensing ancient philosophies and medicine we bring together the ancient cultures of Tibet, China, India and South America. There are basically three groups of disease-causes:
Lets get the "others" out of the way first. They contain causes that relate to poor constitution, poor dietary habits, over-exertion, excessive sexual activity, trauma, parasites and poisons. We wont be dealing with any of these, because I believe that it is quite clear that ear candling is not going to mend your broken ankle. Anyway, I will leave the final decision up to you as to what ear candling will and will not be able to help with, and in which way it contributes to "making things better", even if it doesnt cure them.
These are of a physical nature and encroach upon the body from the environment. They include:
These are relatively subtle and arise from a direct relationship between the emotional life of a person and their physical health. Each internal organ is closely associated with a range of associated emotions. For example, a disharmony of the lungs will lead to sadness and melancholy; conversely, always feeling sad will weaken the lungs. Research in the last twenty years has confirmed that there is no distinction between mind and body; they are functioning as one through a direct two-way link. Now, the internal causes of diseases can be grouped as follows:
So, internal and external causes can be described in the same terms. Their influence on our lives is exactly what the quality of the influence means; in other words emotional or physical characteristics of heaviness will make our system (all body and brain functions) more heavy. What kind of symptoms we can expect related to Dampness, Coldness, Dryness, Heat, or Heaviness and Lightness we discuss later.
At a time when Modern Medicine is failing to deliver on its promises about cures that are just around the corner, the interest in ancient knowledge is blooming. A 5000 year old philosophical and medical system such as Ayurveda, which not only has survived time and industrialisation but is experiencing a massive revival, is pushing its way to the forefront of science once again to provide answers and pose pertinent questions about Life.
Edward Tarabilda, who is a director of the Institute for Wholistic Education in Wisconsin, has proven in his book Ayurveda Revolutionized that all diseases can be described by three pairs of qualities or combinations thereof:
These qualities are the main ones which are used in Ayurveda to describe everything from the weather, to your constitution, to every influence on life. Simplifying that system we can categorise all diseases into the following groups: the disease of Heat, Coldness, Heaviness, Lightness, Oiliness, Dryness or a mixture. Each disease has a set of symptoms, which occur as a result of the influence of the offending quality. This way of looking at the ancient knowledge focuses our mind on qualities of disease, rather than qualities of constitution.
Todays scientific research in nutrition categorises people into various types, a process called "Metabolic Profiling". According to this system, people fall into three profiles:
Put in terms of the ancient Ayurveda, the first group of individuals are more catabolic in nature (heat, lightness and dryness), the second are more anabolic in nature (coldness, heaviness and oiliness) and the third group are of mixed type. The comparisons between the two models is quite striking.
In Ayurveda the treatment used for the anabolic group (cold, heavy, oily) is mainly heat. This is used in various forms such as foods, drinks, herbs, essential oils, application of external heat, etc. By introducing heat into the system coldness is turned into heat; heaviness into lightness; and oiliness into dryness.
Earcandling is exactly that: it introduces heat directly into the system, only on a subtle level. It burns in the persons aura and thus adds heat to the energetic body of the person concerned.
So, what are the kind of symptoms that are produced by the various qualities we have mentioned?
Looking at that list of symptoms caused by the various influences, it seems obvious that the complaints people attend ear candling sessions with relate mostly to Dampness, Coldness and Heaviness.
How does the candle really work?
Through simple observation during the burning of the ear candle and careful examination of the contents of the candle afterwards, we can easily conclude:
So, the candle does not draw out earwax or lymphatic (or any other) fluid. In fact, the candle does not draw out anything; it puts something into the candle! What we are seeing inside the candle at the end of the burning is a manifestation; a physical result from adding heat to the aura of a person, or to the atmosphere of a room for that matter.
Ayurveda teaches us that all is energy and that matter is a gross manifestation of the subtle energy. Nothing exists without it having some form of energy; without energy, no physical matter can be present. All real healing happens on an energy level. Our body is only the manifestation of an energy being, not the other way around!
And now the ear candle shows us in a simple way that things are created out of nothing!
How to explain the earcandles products?
We observe three elements as a direct result from burning the candle: white powder, "wax", and black smoke.
The black smoke comes out of the top of the candle and swirls straight up into the air, because it is light. In the bottom of the candle we find white, dry powder and "wax", which is a misinterpretation. Due to the fact it appears to come out of an ear the association was made with earwax. It has nothing to do with that and it is in fact simple fat.
What do these three elements materialised out of "air" tell us?
When we add heat to Heaviness, we produce Lightness. When we add heat to the energetic body it will materialise Lightness, i.e. the black smoke. As a result, the heaviness of the person will be lightened.
When we add heat to Oiliness, we produce Dryness. When we add heat to the energetic body it will materialise Dryness, i.e. the white powder. As a result, the oiliness of the person will become drier.
When we add heat to Coldness, we produce Heat. When we add heat to the energetic body it will produce heat/energy in the physical body. Energy is stored in our body in the form of fat, i.e. the "wax".
The three pairs of qualities, which describe our surroundings, our moods, our physical being, are always there in a variety of balances. When we are overloaded with one or more of these qualities we suffer the consequences in a material form as well as in a more subtle (energetic) way. Treating these imbalances on an energetic level is far more effective and far reaching than simply dealing with the physical manifestation of the imbalance. This makes earcandling not only a safe, but certainly an extremely effective treatment. When changes to lifestyle are added to it, we find that the balance of Life suddenly has shifted dramatically in favour of Health. Illness, or rather the fear of illness disappears because symptoms are now seen as road signs pointing us in the direction of imbalances at very early stages. By responding to these messages we not only make the symptoms disappear but by rectifying the underlying reasons we prevent the occurrence of any major illness. So, no more fear, in spite of what "the authorities" "the specialists" are saying.
Acharya Mo Quanten
Dr Patrick Quanten M D
by Patrick Quanten MD
Observing ear candling and its results, both within the individual and within the candle, raises further questions as to how it all happens. Can we really understand the major changes brought about by this little candle? Can we really comprehend the complexity of the process; and is this process in any way related to the Primary Creation process?
Can we find out? - Of course we can.
First, there is the wider observation of the amazing recurrence of the number three within nature. There are three main races that exist on the planet - negroid, mongoloid, caucasian. There are three major type of languages - isolating (e.g. Chinese), agglutinative (e.g. Turkish), fusional (e.g. Latin). Radiation releases three types of rays - alpha, beta, gamma. In chemistry, there are three main groups within the period table - non-metallic (e.g. oxygen), metalloid (e.g. arsenic), metallic (e.g. lead). There are three types of bonds chemical elements can form - simple, double, triple. There are three elements in the whole of the universe which can form all of those three bonds - carbon, nitrogen, oxygen. There are three forms in which matter exists at any one time - solid, liquid, gas. There are three types of existence - plants, animals, humans. The plants manufacture the three nutrients on which all animals and plants live - sugar, starch, protein. Sugars are made up from three elements - carbon, oxygen, hydrogen. And so on.
According to the Ancient scriptures there are three basic forces in existence - energy, light, cohesion. The energy manifests itself in nature as the intelligence behind movement. Energy which undergoes transformation emits light and heat; all chemical reactions conceal the power of light and heat. There is an affinity of forces which are ultimately linked together revealing the cohesion, as seen in chemical properties but also in love.
On the basis of these three forces the Ancient Cultures recognized the existence of three major basic biological influences. The energy "which moves things" has been symbolized by the properties of wind or air. The light "which heats and digests things" has been seen as fire. The cohesion "which holds things together" has been identified with the properties of water.
All other influences, properties, qualities, have been made up out of these basic three; just as all the colours in the rainbow have been made up from yellow, red and blue. Hard to belief but true. The basis of Life is as simple as the prime colour scheme.
Furthermore, it is very interesting that within the body the three base elements have a "seat of residence", a place where they accumulate. The air element is located primarily in the colon, which is governed by the solar plexus chakra (chakra's are main energy centers on the body), represented by the colour yellow. The fire element is mainly sited in the small intestine, but the greatest concentration of latent "fire" within the body is the Kundalini, said to be lying "curled up at the bottom of the spine" in the base chakra, which is represented by the colour red. The water element is primarily situated in the stomach and throat, which are governed by the throat chakra, represented by the colour blue.
Isn't life full of coincidences? - The three basic elements of which all of life has been made up are represented by the three prime colours. And when we look at the traditional twelve colour wheel the prime colours are separated from each other by three other colours each time. From red to yellow we find red-orange, orange and gold; from yellow to blue it is lime green, green and turquoise; and from blue to red, indigo, violet and magenta. Each colour having its own energy, just as each primary element has its own energetic qualities, corresponding with the qualities generally said to be held by those particular colours.
When you light the candle at the top, you effectively start to heat up the top of the air column inside the candle. As the candle burns downwards it continues to heat up the top part of this column. The heat on the periphery of the air column surface leads to the separation of oxygen in the inner regions of the candle and its subsequent increased concentration at the periphery, causing the air to start moving in a whirling fashion, directing the spiral down into the candle (a vortical motion). As the air column gathers speed and gets more and more concentrated in the center the temperature starts to drop. This cooling effect will separate the solid particles and direct them again towards the periphery. Those particles of matter that are not drawn into the centre will be pressed upon the surface, the inside of the lower part of the candle, by the prevailing mechanical pressure. They separate out from the "air", from the smoke, and show up in material form. This process not only clears the "air" of overload, it also energizes and purifies the air that is concentrated at the core of the vortex. The whole process is known as implosion.
The "air" contained inside the candle, stuck in someone's ear, belongs to that person; it is part of that person's aura, his/her energy field. The air, as everything else in life, is basically made up from the three elements which qualities are represented by air, fire and water. Qualities that in this case also belong to the individual.
Over-accumulation of the qualities of water will lead to lethargy, heaviness, chills, cough, difficulty breathing, excessive sleep and weight gain. In which case the energy field, the "air", inside the candle is loaded with this material. Adding the heat to this "air" will, through the process described above, throw out some of that overload of heaviness and dampness, separating the excess (dry material) from the normal "air" dampness quality, and will also purify and energize the rest of the water-qualities left in the energy field.
A similar thing will happen in case of an over-accumulation of air qualities, which show up as cold feeling, distension and constipation, insomnia, bad hearing, smell and sight, dizziness, and confusion. Here the excess of the qualities of lightness and dryness will be thrown out.
The over-accumulation of fire qualities will seldom lead to a request for ear candling as they are burning sensations, thirst, stinging of eyes and skin, and difficulty sleeping.
As everything is made up from these base elements, everything consequently contains all of these elements. As a result the fire qualities will always become aggravated by ear candling. The first signs are usually excessive dryness with itchy ears or skin, you simply compensate by increasing the other elements through the use of herbs, oils and diet. Continuing the treatment may still be advisable because it will continue to clear out some of the overload of the other elements, and of course it will generally purify and energize the "aura", the person's energy field.
Ear candling is a powerful means to cleans and strengthen the whole person; to "burn off" the accumulation of one-sided element qualities; to help re-balance a person's energies.
The way it achieves this is by the addition of a lot of heat to an isolated part of that energy field. The particular circumstances of the heat delivery to the aura causes a process of implosion within the air column. Implosion is nature's own, radial-axial motion, which can be defined as convergent, contracting, consolidating, creative, integrating and formative.
So, let's get "cleaned up" and "energized".
Let's do more ear candling, and be amazed!
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