It is a mixture of substances produced by the ceruminous glands of the ear duct to defend it against foreign matters dust insects etc.. Nature in fact has foreseen that the epidermic layers of the ear move outwards from halfway along the eardrum membrane. During their motion they mix with particular fats produced in the glands and so leave the ear in the form of earwax. When this self-cleaning system of the ear no longer works perfectly a plug of earwax may form which if not removed can cause problems irritation and even blocking of the ear duct. It can be the cause of reduced hearing itchiness whistling buzzing and also of momentary loss of balance.
According to a survey carried out in more than three hundred doctor′s surgeries it emerged that many people try to eliminate the wax-plugs with excessive cleaning or using violent methods cleaning the ear duct with rubber syringes chemical-based sprays manually or with cotton buds. These methods may be dangerous as the wax may be pressed further into the ear duct blocking it completely and risking damage to the extremely sensitive membrane of the eardrum. This could open the way to the middle ear for bacteria which can cause serious infections.
How it works
After placing the tapered end of the cone into the ear the wide end is set alight. As it burns the cone causes two effects
The heat which is beneficially released towards the inside of the ear reinforces the blood circulation and helps soften the wax;
The warm air which rises creates a depression and consequent suction chimney effect at the base of the cone. This helps eliminate waste and deposits from the ear canal. It also liberates close pores regenerates the breathing of the skin and helps regain the correct tension of the eardrum following holidays in the mountains flights swimming and diving which can cause that blocked ear feeling.
Recommended by Doctors
In 1992 the Riza Psicosomatica magazine published an article which reported the results of a number of tests carried out by a group of doctors on the use of the OTOSAN ear cone. From this research it emerged that the cone may be efficacious in certain pathological conditions of the ear and principally on two very frequent complaints the obstruction of the ear duct due to wax and otalgia during otitis.
In the first case 15 adults were tested. They presented an abundance of earwax or the actual formation of a plug and complained of itchiness difficulty in perceiving sounds buzzing and hissing sounds. After the cone had been applied all patients reported an immediate improvement of their symptoms and when examined using an otoscope a decrease in wax could be observed.
In the second case 15 schoolchildren suffering from otalgia who had not taken pain-killers for at least six hours were considered. Most of the children reported a remarkable reduction in pain after only five minutes from the end of the treatment with the cone. At a test carried out two hours later the pain had not returned. As a result of these tests doctors have formed a positive judgement on the use of the OTOSAN cone.
If you intend living your health and your psycho-physical equilibrium naturally in harmony with environment and with nature we advise you to use the OTOSAN cones at least once a month as preventive hygiene practice.