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Just a word or warning for any therapists trained in this treatment.

I am a hypnotherapist who has worked with hundreds of tinnitus patients.

Tinnitus being the noises in the ear, be it hissing, buzzing, high pitch (most common related to hearing loss)

The use of candle wax in the ear is very dangerous with Tinnitus patients and should never be conducted. I have had many patients who have told me their Tinnitus has increased after such treatment.

This can be due to many reasons depending on the type of tinnitus and its causes. e.g. tinnitus cause by an ear infection, blood vessels close to ear.

So please be careful

Charles

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Aromababe
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RE: A word of warning

Whilst warnings are much appreciated, did you ascertain which brand of candles your clients used. Many of us use Biosun Candles which are made to European Standards and don't actually drip any wax.

Incidentally, there has been some very recent research linking tinnitus with use of artificial sweeteners.

Lesley

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RE: A word of warning

Took the words right out of my mouth Lesley. 😉

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RE: A word of warning

Hello Lesley and Giles,

I must say I do not know much about the treatment itself so please excuse my ignorance and patch up the missing gaps.

Tinnitus has so many causes in a similar way in that there are many causes why saw your leg my hurt.

A lot of tinnitus patients understandably are very concerned about the noise getting louder and as stated before alas I have seen this happen using candle wax.

I don't know how it was performed on these patients. I've had a quick look about Biosun Candles and I am confused why anyone would use anything of lower quality than these.

I can see how for tinnitus patients with say ear wax blockage the treatment might help, however with say any kind of infection, cochlea ear damage, rupture etc I can also see how it could make the tinnitus worse.

The problem is diagnosis of tinnitus is difficult at the best of times and that is when it is done by an ENT (ear nose and throat specialist) so I still feel it is dangerous under any circumstance due to a lack of medical knowledge , specially if using cheaper quality candles which obviously you can still buy.

Has anyone in this area treated tinnitus patients, what were the results?

Warm regards and sorry for the typos

Charles

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RE: A word of warning

Charles

I must say I do not know much about the treatment itself

I suggest that you try a treatment for yourself, ensuring that the therapist is duly qualified and uses Biosun candles.

It is quite likely that the clients that you mentioned self-treated or got a friend or relative to treat them, as candles are available to the public (unfortunately).

As I said, the wax does not drip, there is no damage that can be done by these candles when used properly. In fact, there are very few contraindications to the treatments.

We don't claim to cure tinnitus (or anything else for that matter), but very often clients find that attacks become less severe and further apart. The worst that can happen with a treatment is that it is ineffective.

All the major insurance companies are happy to cover properly trained therapists and I can assure you that they research such treatments themselves. I know because the tutors I trained under worked for years putting together a suitable training manual that was acceptable to all the insurers.

Such scaremongering may actually prevent someone seeking the treatment which could give them much relief from many problems affecting the ear, nose, throat and sinuses.

Lesley

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RE: A word of warning

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I've had a quick look about Biosun Candles and I am confused why anyone would use anything of lower quality than these.

...specially if using cheaper quality candles which obviously you can still buy.

Hi Charles,

Unfortunately, as with most things, people and companies jump on the bandwagon and so other makes of candles have come onto the market and they're cheaper than the biosun ones and available to the public, so people will buy these cos money tends to rule peoples lives. The problem with other candles is that they don't necessarily burn cleanly and are liable to drip/drop candle wax sometimes onto the practitioner or sometimes onto/into the client.

If you see candles on offer that have some form collar around them to catch any bits or drips that may fall then you can be sure these are not reliable, and having a collar in the way would actually prevent the practitioner from seeing what they are doing when inserting and checking the fitting of the candle in the ear.

I'm not familiar with the medical side of tinnitus, but I have been led to believe that there are no contra-indications when using biosun candles.

Regards

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RE: A word of warning

Just a word or warning for any therapists trained in this treatment.

I am a hypnotherapist who has worked with hundreds of tinnitus patients.

Tinnitus being the noises in the ear, be it hissing, buzzing, high pitch (most common related to hearing loss)

The use of candle wax in the ear is very dangerous with Tinnitus patients and should never be conducted. I have had many patients who have told me their Tinnitus has increased after such treatment.

This can be due to many reasons depending on the type of tinnitus and its causes. e.g. tinnitus cause by an ear infection, blood vessels close to the ear

I would like to first of all thank all of the " trained therapists" who contacted us about this thread.
Many therapists have been outraged at the contents, we can only thank the moderator, who we know to be fully qualified, for her deep understanding of the therapy and her advice to all that this scaremongering could well prevent people from seeing a well qualified therapist, who as part of the training is made aware of many conditions including tinnitus - which can be bought on by many elements, including fizzy drinks, drugs, diet - but is certainly not always associated with hearing loss. May we inform the originator of the thread that many Medical Practitioners, audiologists and representatives of tinnitus self help groups have attend our training courses and not ONE has ever informed us of the information you have placed. I postponed placing a reply until I had sought the advice of three specialists in the field. An audiologist, ENT specialist and a lecturer in hypnotherapy who all advised me that the content was... (unprintable)

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RE: A word of warning

Phew, what a relief to read this!!

I've just completed a course in TAT and the tutor who is an ex-nurse, had many years experience of TAT within a medical practise, was very praising of this treatment especially for Tinnitus! Her patients/clients have always found it to be VERY soothing and comforting but she made it clear that it has not been proved that it can cure the condition.

Indeed, having recently had a treatment myself using BIOSUN candles, there is certainly no residual wax in my ears! I am also clear of a stinking headache.

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RE: A word of warning

Again, also had nothing but positive comment when I've used this treatment for various ear/nose/throat probs! Wouldn't dream of warning people on stuff i admit to know nothing about!

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RE: A word of warning

I have to say that I have excellent results treating tinnitus with ear candles. I, myself, would have the treatment every day if I could........it's amazing.

yasmin x

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RE: A word of warning

Just to return to the subject of contra-indications gromits are contraindicated in ear candling.

I use biosun myself and trust them to work as intended.

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Just a word or warning for any therapists trained in this treatment.

I am a hypnotherapist who has worked with hundreds of tinnitus patients.

Tinnitus being the noises in the ear, be it hissing, buzzing, high pitch (most common related to hearing loss)

The use of candle wax in the ear is very dangerous with Tinnitus patients and should never be conducted. I have had many patients who have told me their Tinnitus has increased after such treatment.

This can be due to many reasons depending on the type of tinnitus and its causes. e.g. tinnitus cause by an ear infection, blood vessels close to ear.

So please be careful

Charles

First of all, this condition is not common related to hear loss...
To treat tinnitus you must understand underlying condition and reason. This is just a symptom.
There are many conditions that have tinnitus as a sign. Incl bppv.

But I am absolutely agree with you with your warning!!!!!!!!!
Very happy that there are hypnotherapy therapists who understands what they do. Great respect from me!!!!

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