Home Remedies For Ear Ache
Of course, you should see your doctor or homeopath or naturopath or ayurvedic practitioner if you have ear trouble. If your child has an ear ache, you should definitely get professional advice immediately, in case it is a chronic ear infection which might dagmage the ear drum, or worse, a case of meningitis.
Toxic Chemicals: Make sure you avoid coming into contact with, or using any toxic chemicals. These can cause ear ache, head ache, sinusitis, and many other health problems which are very serious. Exposure to formaldehye from paints, nail varnish, and compressed building board can cause ear congestion. Exposure to toxic sprays such as Roundup also can cause ear trouble.
Simple Ear Ache: For on-going, or recurring ear ache, there are several home remedies which can work. Of course, megadoses of Vitamin C are a usually a quick way to rid yourself of ear trouble. Vitamin A also helps reduce infection and swelling. Here are some other natural alternatives which can help cure that earache:
INHALATIONS Are Effective For Ear Ache:
Sea Salt Inhalation: An inhalation of just a tablespoon of sea salt which is added to a litre of hot water can help ear ache. It works because the steam, and the sea salt, serve to decongest the sinus passages which are connected to the ear. Put a towel over your head, and over the bowl which has the sea salt solution in it. Keep the head over the bowl and under the towel for five minutes. Repeat as necessary.
Ginger Inhalation For Ear Ache: Follow the method as for sea salt inhalation, but use two teaspoons of powdered ginger root in the bowl of hot water. Some sea salt can be added to this mixture as well.
Onion Inhalation: Follow the instructions as for the sea salt inhalation, but instead of sea salt, slice up half an onion, skin and all, into the bowl of hot water.
Garlic Inhalation: You can use garlic instead of onion in the inhalation if you wish. Use two or three good sized cloves.
EAR DROPS: Plain old olive oil is a traditional home remedy for ear ache. You can pep up the olive oil therapy by using any one of the following remedies.
NOTE: You will choose ONLY ONE of the following home made ear drop remedies. You can use ear drops AFTER you have used an inhalation of any one of the above inhalations, but use only ONE REMEDY at a time in the ear.
Garlic Oil As Ear Drops:You can crush a clove of garlic, add it to two tablespoons of olive oil, and use this as ear drops. Infuse the garlic in the olive oil for five minutes or so before you use it. If you do not have garlic but you have onion, you can use onion instead, to infuse in the olive oil.
Ginger Oil As Ear Drops: Crush up a teaspoon of raw ginger root, add it to two tablespoons of olive oil and leave to infuse for five minutes. Put a few drops into the ear and plug the ear with cotton wool.
You can keep the remainder of your home made garlic oil ear ache drops, or your ginger oil ear drops, for a day or two. Use as necessary.
Homeopathy For Ear Ache: Levisticum Ear Drops are really very good for helping inner ear infections and blockages. Other Homeopathic remedies: Aconite, Arsenicum alb., Belladonna, Capsicum, Causticum, Chamomilla, Ferrum phos., Hepar sulph, Mercurius, Pulsatilla, Silicea, and Sulphur. The remedy should be chosen to fit the other main symptoms, for instance: Belladonna is usually very good when the cheeks are red and flushed and hot. Read about the Homeopathic Alternatives and get an idea about what remedy has what symptoms:
Drink Plenty of Fluids such as Ginger Tea, Chamomile Tea, Licorice Tea, and Comfrey Tea if you can get it. A tea made from the herbal ‘weed’ Marshmallow, or from the related Hollyhock, can be helpful in getting rid of an ear ache and sinus or bronchial trouble.
Massage For Ear Ache
This is very helpful in relieving pain, removing wax, and in draining the inner ear of fluid. Gently press the points behind the ear, starting from the top of the ear, behind the ear. Work downwards gently, encircling the shape of the ear. Once you have reached the ear lobe, pull the ear lobe slightly three times. Then press the outside of the back of the ear.
PALMING THE EARS: Finish the massage by rubbing your hands together to create heat, then put the hands over the ears. Hold them over the ears for a minute, then repeat the hand rubbing process and place the hands over the ears again. Do three times.
SPIRITUAL HEALING: You can do this ‘Laying On Of Hands’ to treat your own ear ache, or that of another person. Again, put the hands over the ears, shut your eyes, and try to feel Divine Energy helping you to fix your ears and your whole being, or to help the person you are aiding. Pray for help as you do this.
YOGA CHANT FOR THE EARS: the sound which corresponds with the ear function is ENG. Make sure you are sitting up, or standing up straight to do this – it is not good to chant whilst you are lying down, as it strains the throat and larynx. ENG really benefits the ears. If you chant ENG for just one minute each day, you will find you have fewer ear aches than before. It is good to stretch out the neck, with the chin thrust forward, as you make the ENG sound. This helps to drain the sinuses and the middle ear passages.
EDGAR CAYCE recommended Simple Yoga Head And Neck Exercises for reducing ear ache and ear infection. Again, these work by stimulating the blood circulation to the head area, which affects the ears. The movement created by these head exercises helps to drain the ears in much the same way as the ENG chant. NOTE: You CAN do the ENG chant after or before you do your head and neck exercises.
- The Head and Neck Exercise: Make the movements slow and controlled. Keep the breathing steady and relaxed.
- Stand upright. Head erect. Drop the head forward slowly onto the chest. Do three times.
- Drop the head to the right hand side. Try to breathe out as you slowly drop the head down to the shoulder, and breathe in as you bring the head up to the erect position again. Repeat three times.
- Drop the head three times to the left side, following the instructions as for the right side.
- Drop the head very carefully to the back of the neck. Again, repeat three times. Breathe out slowly with the drop, breathe in slowly as you draw the head up again.
Detoxify With A Detox Diet: This is a good idea if you have ear ache. Often ear ache happens because our systems get clogged. Ear ache is just a sign of a clogged system, a warning sign which should tell us that we need to clean out, upgrade our diets and probably get more exercise.
Castor Oil will very often cure a simple ear ache. This is because the castor oil works very quickly to eliminate effete matter in the intestines: Waste material which sits around in the system creates many harmful toxins which are reabsorbed through the intestines if we allow it.
Alkaline Diet: To help prevent ear ache, include more fiber in the diet, more alkaline green vegetables, fresh fruit, and have less of the acid forming foods such as dairy products, sugar and wheat bread and pasta. Try to use brown rice instead of wheat products.
Read about the Homeopathic Alternatives:
Lives could be saved if, as well as Vitamin C treatment, homeopathic medicine were at least given a try in some of these ‘incurable’ illnesses. Let’s pray that the pharmaceutical companies loosen their strangulating hold on the medicine industry, and let Homeopaths prove the worth of their science.
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