Getting the Lowdown on Ear and Body Candling

By Jili Hamilton

It does seem a strange remedy but more and more people are realising that, when properly applied, ear treatment candles can have a beneficial effect on a multitude of problems. Through being sold and used by people who have no real idea of how they work, certain myths have grown up which we need to dismiss right away: candling is not aimed at cleaning the ears and the candles do not function on a chimney principle, but do you really know what they do?

Background

Ear candling has been around for thousands of years and is practised in many parts of the world. It is sometimes considered to be an old wives’ remedy and how many of these are we rediscovering today with amazing results? Simple in themselves, ear candles are hollow tubes made from cotton or linen impregnated with wax and sometimes herbs.

The Treatment

The candle is placed just over the entrance to the ear canal and the top is lit. As it burns it sends a gentle warmth spiralling down and it is this which massages the ear drum and stimulates the immune system, helping us to maintain or recover perfect health. The acupuncture points in the ear are also stimulated and six of the main meridians (energy lines according to the Chinese system) in a human body concerned with allergies either start or terminate at a point between the nose and the ear. Candles can in fact be used anywhere on the body (although the ears must be treated first) and patients do not even need to undress.

Some of the Uses for Candles

    * Acne

    * Age-related hearing loss

    * Allergies

    * Balance problems

    * Constipation

    * Fat Arm (after an operation to remove cancerous lymph nodes)

    * Glue ear

    * Insomnia

    * Mastoiditis

    * Migraine

    * Painful menstruation

    * Pressure problems when flying

    * Sinusitis

    * Sleep apnoea

    * Stress

    * Tinnitus

​There are certainly many more and, even after over 25 years, I’m still finding new ones. My students laugh when they ask about treating a health problem on which I have no information because my answer is always: “You can try”. As gently holding a candle over the entrance to the outer ear can do no harm (there are one or two contraindications), it is indeed worthwhile trying because that’s how I’ve discovered much of what I know.

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Jili Hamilton was born in England and has done a variety of jobs. In 1988 she obtained a certificate from the Bayly School of reflexology in Switzerland. This led her to study various therapies, including hands-on healing, Reiki, Indian head massage, metamorphic massage, lymphatic drainage, etc.

​Jili Hamilton was born in England and has done a variety of jobs. In 1988 she obtained a certificate from the Bayly School of reflexology in Switzerland. This led her to study various therapies, including hands-on healing, Reiki, Indian head massage, metamorphic massage, lymphatic drainage, etc.

In 1991, she launched ear treatment candles at the Healing Arts Exhibition in London. She subsequently demonstrated and gave talks at the major health exhibitions in England and Scotland, as well as participating in radio and television programmes in Britain and Switzerland. Some of the videos and articles are available to download on her website (www.jilihamilton.com).

​Jili now works as a teacher, therapist, and translator in Switzerland. She has also produced a book entitled A Seeker’s Guide to a Life Worth Living, published in 2013.

​Her latest book, Candling for Optimal Health, published by Findhorn Press, came out in May 2014 and distributed by Brumby Books.

Jili also supplies free fact sheets on candles and children, female problems, hearing loss, sinusitis, stress, tinnitus and the immune system, so send me a mail at info@jilihamilton.com if you’d like to receive one or several

If you would like to find out more about Jili and her work and connect with her Website: www.jilihamilton.com FB professional page: https://www.facebook.com/candlingwithjilihamilton

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