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Ear Candle therapy is 100% safe and natural medicine traditionally used to treat ear blockages and poor hearing caused by infection, inflammation, earwax as well as symptoms of airplane ear and other ear sinus discomforts.

What makes our ear candle therapy different

The ear candle therapy at AcuMedic in London includes a full Chinese medical diagnosis; personalised lifestyle advice and ear candle therapy. If necessary, the ear candle therapy will be applied to both ears, with a separate candle for each ear.

This is a relaxing, soothing and warming treatment recommended by our doctors as a regular, natural means to strengthen your general health, relieve stress and maintain well-being.

AcuMedic ear candle therapy is provided by fully qualified CMIR-registered doctors. Our doctors use ear-candles only of the highest quality, handmade using 100% natural ingredients. Each candle used at AcuMedic comes with patent-registered safety filter and certified according to the European Medical Device Directive.

How we can help

The AcuMedic ear candle therapy can be effective at relieving ear blockages caused by solid or liquid wax, infection, inflammation or at alleviating the pressure in the ear typically experienced after an air flight

The AcuMedic ear candle therapy uses candles made on the basis of the traditional formula, using pure essential oils, honey extract, pure bee’s wax and premium organic linen.

The AcuMedic doctors have the experience of making the ear candle therapy procedure 100% safe, quick and enjoyable.

+ How it works

Ear candle therapy can be effective at relieving ear blockages and other discomforts because it works on two levels of the problem simultaneously.

First, the warmth generated inside the special lit-up ear candle works to improve the ear’s local blood circulation, which can lead to a relief of various ear blockages.

Second, the warmth generated inside the lit-up candle will also slowly dissolve the wax and help the ear to discharge it, thus clearing the ear blockage in the process.

What to expect

A fully qualified CMIR-registered AcuMedic doctor will carry out a full Chinese Medical diagnosis (including tongue- and pulse-diagnoses to check your internal health) and will talk to you to learn about your symptoms and conditions. Based on your diagnosis the doctor will explain to you how the ear candle therapy will work in your individual case and what kind of results you can expect.

The AcuMedic doctor will also explain if you require any other Chinese medical treatment, for example Chinese herbs or syndrome acupuncture to improve your ear or other conditions. An Ear Candle Therapy appointment usually lasts for 40-55 minutes. If you are prescribed raw Chinese herbs then this can take up to half an hour to prepare after your appointment.

+ Diagnosis and Consultation

There are four main diagnostic methods in Chinese Medicine which are observing, pulse diagnosis, questioning and listening. Each method has a unique function in the process of collecting different clinical information. Therefore all four diagnostic methods must be used to make an accurate diagnosis of your health and enable you to make the most out of your ear candle therapy.

Observing involves looking at all the outward manifestations of your internal health. This is done by observing your general vitality, complexion, figure and skin. One of the most well known parts of observing is tongue diagnosis. The tongue is like a mirror showing the state of your internal organs (which influence the health of your ears). The AcuMedic doctor will be able to judge the condition of your essential energy (Qi), identify the location of the affected parts inside your body, determine what is exactly is wrong and identify how any imbalances might progress just from looking at your tongue.

There are over 50 different pulse types and the AcuMedic doctor will take your pulse on both wrists to determine which pulse type you have. Your pulse is identified in terms of depth, speed, strength, shape and rhythm. Your pulse is an indicator of how Qi and blood are moving around your body, therefore how well your internal organs are functioning. From your pulse the doctor can determine a great deal about your physical and emotional condition and precisely how the ear candle therapy can help you.

The doctor will ask you a huge variety of questions to learn about your symptoms and general lifestyle. It may seem like some of these questions are odd, but it all goes towards building a complete picture of you and your health. No matter how trivial something might seem to you, tell your doctor. No symptom that you have is unrelated or unimportant to your diagnosis. It is also very useful for your doctor to see the results of any medical tests you have had so make sure you bring them along to your first consultation and whenever you get new results through.

Once the doctor has finished diagnosing you, they will tell you about your particular Chinese Medical syndrome. These syndromes often have funny sounding names, like Liver Qi Stagnation or Kidney Yin Deficiency, but do not let that put you off. They will accurately explain why you have the symptoms you have and therefore how ear candle therapy will be used to help you.

The AcuMedic doctor will then explain how the ear candle therapy can help you. Based on the diagnosis, the doctor might also advise on how acupuncture or Tuina massage (Chinese medicinal massage) can help you to reach optimal health.

If the doctor feels that you should take some Chinese herbs in addition to your ear candle therapy then a prescription will be written for you. This is charged separately to your treatment. The prescription may be in the form of raw Chinese herbs or herbal extract capsules which are assembled and dispensed by our expert dispensary on our premises.

Chinese herbs will work to provide the essential nutrition the body needs to overcome any physical, mental or emotional imbalances.

+ Treatment

You will have to lie down on the treatment bed in order for the ear candle therapy to begin. You will have to lie on the side of your body so that the doctor can carefully place a prepared candle into your ear.

The ear candle therapy itself usually lasts around 30 minutes if both ears are treated. The doctor will be present with you during the entire treatment as they will be holding the candle. It is recommended that both ears are treated during a session.

After the treatment

After the treatment you should feel more clarity in your ears as well as an improvement in other ear-related symptoms you might have had. You will also feel pleasantly relaxed and might notice a general improvement in your well-being, including a calmer yet a more alert mental state.

Please note that the Ear Candle Therapy is only effective for mild ear blockages, if the wax blockage is large or hard then this treatment is not effective despite having other beneficial effects.

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30-minute treatment session, including full Chinese Medical diagnosis and consultation - £45

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