Sufferers complain of feeling intensive pressure in the ear and sometimes feeling that the ear itself is inflamed. Usually there are some people who have the misfortune to suffer varying levels of soreness and others who even report a loss of ability to hear.
More often than not the key problem is not a serious health issue but merely a build up of too much wax that has accumulated inside the ear canal. Although there are a variety of items available on the market that will help with the reduction of excess ear wax all of these products are chemical based. Plenty of people would rather stay clear of chemicals if at all possible and so various other natural kinds of solution are increasingly being found.
One other popular method of cleaning ears is to use cotton bud sticks however these may cause more complications then they solve as they can often push any wax further into the ear canal. In addition, sometimes the stick may be inserted too deep into the ear causing further complications.
The most well-liked natural treatment for blocked ears is a process called ear candling. Ear candling has been around for centuries dating back to the medieval times and beyond. Although people are curious as to how do ear candles work the actual process hasn't changed that much from how it was originally performed all those years ago.
It's perfectly safe but it is strongly recommended not to do ear candling on your own as it really does require the assistance of another person.
Contrary to regular candles, an ear candle is a hollow cylinder coated in wax. With the patient lying horizontally and sideways one of the ends of the candle is inserted into the affected ear. The other end of the candle is lit and the flame allowed to burn down for a while. Some prefer to push the candle through a paper plate beforehand so as to prevent the risk of candle wax dripping down the candle.
The particular lit candle creates a natural vacuum which assists to balance the pressure in the ear and it is this vacuum that then helps to loosen out any debris or ear wax that was build up inside the ear. At the same time patients report an prompt improvement with their ear problems and general feeling of wellness after the process.