CHEN'S Traditional Chinese medicine clinic -
What is Ear Candling?Ear Candling is a technique use to naturally cleanse the inside of the ears and head. As a non-intrusive procedure, it may help alleviate the painful effects of chronic headaches or sinus conditions, ear infections, allergies or vertigo, as well as minor hearing loss due to excessive earwax build up. Today, people increasingly seeking alternatives to digging in the ears with Q-tips or using a hydrogen peroxide flush to clear blockages in the ear canal.  
How does Ear Candling work?Ear candles have a purely physical function. They are hollow tubes made from organic cotton which have been impregnated with beeswax. The candle is placed into the outer ear with the far end lit, and held in place by the practitioner. A light suction action (chimney effect) and the movement of the flame creates a vibration of air in the ear candle, generating a massage-like effect on the eardrum. With the additional heat, ear wax may be softened and broken up. This induces a pleasant feeling of warmth and a balance of pressure in the ears, forehead and sinuses. It is soothing and helpful for earache and headache, ear noise, sinus, stress and nervousness. The heat stimulates blood circulation, and therefore intensifies the immune system. It also stimulates the Qi points and reflex zones.  
What does Ear Candling feel like?Ear Candling is a gentle and natural treatment. While the candle is burning a pleasant heat sensation can be felt. There is also a calming experience and hence may also help with stress or anxiety.  
How many treatments will I need?Treatment plans are based on each patient's individual needs, depth and duration of disease. Our experienced practitioners will give you a prognosis and treatment plan at your first visit. Our goal is to help you feel better as soon as possible.  
What are the common conditions Ear Candling is used for?Ear candling is a safe and simple method of removing excess or old ear wax, infections, poisons and residuals of past ear infections. It can assist with problems such as:~ Earaches~ Irritation in the ears or sinuses ~ Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)~ Hearing difficulties ~ Vertigo ~ Sinusitis ~ Rhinitis ~ Glue Ear ~ Sore throat and allergies           
What are the benefits to Ear Candling?There are many potential benefits from this simple procedure:~ Improved sense of smell ~ Relief of "swimmer's ear ~ Reduced ear pain ~ Improved sense of taste ~ Balanced emotional state ~ Reduced ringing in ears ~ Relief of dizziness ~ Reduced pain of a tear in the eardrum ~ Improved color perception ~ Equalized pressure in the ear ~ Reduced stress and tension ~ Clearer thinking ~ Improved lymphatic fluid flow

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