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First time treatment
« on: September 30, 2011, 03:07:17 PM »
I just had my ears cleaned out using hollow bees wax candles about a foot long each.  Lot of stuff came out and some looked like small rocks which surprised no one.  It took about half an hour per ear.  You feel nothing but can hear strange things happening when the candle is burning.

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Re: First time treatment
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 04:16:26 PM »
Are you one year old and having a birthday party?  Are you the cake? :D
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 04:25:55 PM »
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Are you one year old and having a birthday party?


Some have said similar things in the past but it really did clean out a bunch of stuff.

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Re: First time treatment
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011, 07:39:43 PM »

 Do you first have oil put in your ear , ???

 Explaine to me how this works you have my full attention  :P
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2011, 08:00:51 PM »
Were there any special chants or dances required before the ceremony?
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2011, 08:33:01 PM »
I have been told that I have rocks for a brain and I always wondered how rocks could get in a persons head. Now I know, they enter through the ear canal. ;D
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2011, 08:45:20 PM »
Bob,

That is what you get for dragging your head in the gravel  ;D.

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Re: First time treatment
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2011, 09:14:56 PM »
Ear candling, heard of it, haven't tried it
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2011, 03:32:56 AM »
This is to say the least a contraversial treatment and not a favorite of modern doctors.  Doing an internet search for ear candling will produce a lot of negative and questionable ideas but it sure helped me.  Here is a couple of the more or less positive articles I found.

http://www.purecalma.com/ear_candling.html
http://newyork.timeout.com/shopping-style/spas-salons/20428/ear-candling

It does not hurt at all.  The only thing that happened when I did it was that I had a gurgeling and popping sound in the ear when the candle was about half burnt and it did put me to sleep as the article says.

The bees wax candles I used were from Australia but it seems they are available about anywhere.  I can now again hear water coming out of the faucet, the sound of the keys on the keyboard when typing, the sound of steps when walking etc..

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Re: First time treatment
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2011, 05:54:53 AM »
When I was surfing in seriously cold water my ears would get pretty plugged up with wax, from cold high pressure water. Good for cleaning out the sinuses, bad for getting crud in your ears.

But local (surfer) Doc said to put olive oil in your ears to soften the wax so it can naturally work it's way out, and carry any rubbish with it.

If that didn't work, a huge syringe of warm water would move it. But that sure got your attention   :D

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Re: First time treatment
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2011, 05:55:44 AM »
I find this intriguing. I've had pressure on my left ear for a year or better. Sometimes to the point of pain. Its lessened now, but wonder if that would work.

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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2011, 07:00:07 AM »
I find this intriguing. I've had pressure on my left ear for a year or better. Sometimes to the point of pain. Its lessened now, but wonder if that would work.

Unless they actually set fire to your ear I can't see it making things any worse, and the warmth and suction from the hollow candle could gently suck assorted crud out of your ear. 

So although I've not tried it, I wont say it's a total waste of time. It might do some good for the plugged up earhole.

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Re: First time treatment
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2011, 08:03:29 AM »
My mom had it done last year. But olive oil is put in and a day or two she went to the clinic to get the stuff sucked out. It's not exactly candling like Jim's procedure, but it sure helped her. She had become nauseated and dizzy before the procedure. She thought she was coming down with it again last week, but it seemed to subside.
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Re: First time treatment
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2011, 09:09:47 AM »
I might suggest a wax remover like Debrox.  The greatest trouble occurs when a patient uses a q-tip and actually pushes earwax back into the canal.  Soften the wax first (which is what the olive oil would do).  The irrigate gently.  That's why it's easier to clean your ear canals in the summer when the weather's hot.  We have less of this problem when the weather is warm simply because more of the softened wax comes out naturally than in the colder months.
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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2011, 09:17:40 AM »
I might suggest a wax remover like Debrox.  The greatest trouble occurs when a patient uses a q-tip and actually pushes earwax back into the canal. 

A Doctor told me not to put anything smaller than my elbow in my ear.
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« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2011, 10:06:49 AM »
This doctor would like to see you try that! :D  Maybe that's what your friend's elbow is for??? ???
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Then irrigate gently.

I'm sure that's what the nurse was doing, just it felt like she was using a fire hose inside my head  :D

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« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2011, 08:32:16 PM »
When I was surfing in seriously cold water my ears would get pretty plugged up with wax, from cold high pressure water. Good for cleaning out the sinuses, bad for getting crud in your ears.



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« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2011, 03:00:39 PM »
My stepdaughter candled my ears a couple years ago.  I would recomend the process.
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« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2011, 03:26:03 PM »
My wife came home all excited a couple of years ago and wanted to try this out on me. After a lot of reluctance I finally gave in. :D  Like Jim mentioned, some soft sounds of popping and sizzling is about all you could tell that anything was happening.  But a look down into the candle afterwards revealed the most disgusting pile of goo you could imagine.  steve_smiley

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