In ancient times the cone process was used in India, China, Tibet, Sumeria, Egypt, Atlantis, Lemuria, 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 Indians such as 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.
Coning (candling) has traditionally been used to clear earaches, dizziness and ringing in the ears (tinnitus). It is also a powerful auric cleanser, which makes other bodywork more effective.
* helps sinuses clear
* helps drain lymph glands
* vacuums nerve endings in ear canal
* vacuums out the Eustachian tube
To prevent contaminants from entering the ear canal, our cones are made of strips of unbleached 100% cotton dipped into a mixture of beeswax (instead of paraffin, which is a petroleum by-product) 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 plastic wrapped as pairs with 2 skewers and instructions.
When coning, the cone is lit on the wide end, the narrow end is then gently placed into the ear and burned to send a spiral of herbal smoke into the ear canal. This process is also called Ear Cleansing with herbs, Ear Candling or Auricular Candling in Europe, Canada and America. German medical students are taught Ear Candling as a remedy.
One of the conditions that make for mold allergy is an over production of the yeast Candida. Candida in the ear causes itching inside the ear.
When the nerve endings 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 and the more common worms can be considered parasites and it is important to take care of these parasites by diet change, and homeopathic or herbal remedies. “Swimmers Ear” available in drugstores, prevents fungus growth.
The Way Coning 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. Debris is osmotically drawn through the eardrum into the cone. 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) or pendulum can be used to determine how many conings are needed and when you have completed your process.
Physically: This starts a cleansing process, which is normal. 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 the pressure reaches a point of distracting 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.
Misalignments 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 adjustment of the occipitals is recommended by chiropractic, though not absolutely necessary.
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