In ancient times the cone process was used in India, China, Tibet, Sumeria, Egypt, as well as the Aztec and Mayan cultures and the American Indian cultures. Glazed clay or stone cones were used with a double helix carved inside to create a spiral energy flow carrying herbs or incense into the ear canal, which is a spiral itself. This created a counter clockwise spiral energy by the vacuum action of the cone.
In modern times the Spaniards in South America, and the Cherokee, Yaqui and the Mexican Indians still use ear coning as a healing modality. Material variations such as rolled up newspapers are used for ear infections in South America, while waxed, shaped newspaper with a plug of incense two thirds of the way down is used by Mexican Indians. Straw shaped cloth and wax cones are used in Europe. The Amish utilize the Cherokee style, as we do. The Choctaw simply blow smoke of herbs in the ear canal as medicine.
Our cones are made of strips of unbleached 100% cotton dipped into a mixture of beeswax and herbs in the form of extracts, oils, or essences.
Extracts are used by contemporary cone-makers because many people are allergic to molds in dried herbs. The strips are rolled spirally, dipped and left to harden upside down. The cones are then scraped, trimmed and wrapped as pairs with 2 skewers and instructions.
When coning, the cone is lit on the wide end, gently placed in the ear and burned to create smoke spiraling into the ear canal. This process is also called Ear Cleansing, Ear Candling or Auricular Candling. German medical students are taught Ear Candling as a remedy.
One condition that makes for mold allergy is Candida. Candida is a yeast and grows rich on diets of sugar, flour and milk products. Candida in the ear causes itching inside the ear, symptoms of arthritis in the neck, shoulders, elbows, hands and feelings of numbness in these areas. Parasites cause symptoms ranging from hypoglycemia, arthritis (stemming from liver or kidney infestations and toxicity), irrationality and emotional instability (over taxation of adrenal and endocrine system), enzyme function impairments, hyperactivity in children and learning and thinking impairment.
When nerve endings of the ear are blocked from picking up stimulus by either fungus or yeast growth, vibrational energy frequencies cannot be transmitted through the nerve endings. Yeast and fungus can be considered parasites as well as the more common worms. It is important to take care of this by diet change, homeopathic, and herbal therapy. "Swimmers Ear" available in drugstores, prevents fungus growth.
The Way it works: The spiral of the cone draws out debris. Smoke goes into the ear. Picture a chimney with its fire and oxygen dynamics. A draw is created. In the outer ear canal excess hardened wax plugs may also be drawn out. It creates a reverse osmotic pressure that equalizes the Eustachian tube pressure. Candling is very soothing, relaxing and non-invasive. At no point does the tip of the cone in the ear get hot to the touch. Heat is not a factor.
How often: This is a healing process. We suggest three conings, three to seven days apart. This allows the process to complete a cycle of clearing accumulated debris. After that, groupings of three until you have completed your process. Normal earwax replenishes itself within 24 hours. Thereafter the ear can be coned every six months. Muscle testing (kinesiology) can be used to determine how many conings are needed and when you have completed your process.
Physically: A normal cleansing process can begin. You may feel increased pressure in the ears, fluid in the ears, movement or inflammation of the lymphatic system. Your body is clearing. Allow it! Cranial fluids are being realigned. You may feel improvements in sight, color perception and balance. This is due to subtle changes in energy flow. (If pressure reaches a point of discomfort, a follow-up coning should be done as soon as possible, as a strong movement has begun which needs completion.) Drink lots of water.
Misalignment of occipital lobes, which lie underneath the base of the skull become pulled down from beneath the skull, as a result of stresses. The flow of cerebral fluid in the brain will become impaired, causing congestion in the ears, sinus cavity and neck tension, even moving to the shoulders. When coning, ongoing chiropractic or cranial-sacral adjustment of the occipitals is recommended, though not absolutely necessary.
Metaphysically: Coning is like smudging your insides. The ear contains nerve endings and acupuncture points to every other area of the body, mind and emotions. The nerve endings are connected by streams of subtle energy flow which carry life force energy. If hearing is impaired or blocked, we are disconnected from that energy. Ear coning acts as a catalyst to clear debris accumulated on nerve endings. This allows for clear vibrational flow to the corresponding area of the mind, body and spirit.
Coning Works offers a wide variety of cones, with additions of Herbs and Flower Essences to work more directly with physical, mental, and emotional challenges.
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