I have a friend who has suffered from labrynthitis in the past (cleared up now), but when flying experience discomfort.. Would Thermal Auricular Therapy (Hopi Candle, Accupressure and Drainage) help or harm her..??
In the Phoenix Homeopathy clinic in the UK, we often use a homeopathic remedy called Kali muriaticum to help to clear ear problems from flying, and we also consider it as a remedy to be taken before flying, to help to prevent problems.
Homeopathic Cocculus indicus can also be helpful for any dizziness and disorientation after flying.
Kali mur has an affinity with the eustachian tube, and can help all sorts of ear problems, although there are other homeopathic remedies that are possibilities, so your friend might want to speak to a homeopath for an individualised prescription.
Homeopathic Cocculus can also be very helpful for labyrinthitis, both in terms of helping with disorientation, dizziness, nausea and vomiting and any ear pain, as well as for the underlying tendency to this disorder. Again, professional help is recommended.
It may help, but I would be careful about the ear candling. I don't have much experience with ear candling myself, but have had some patients who tried it only to find they ended up with some uncomfortable feelings in their ears. Perhaps they went to someone who didn't perform this therapy correctly, however.
I know it's not much, but I thought I'd offer my two cents anyways.
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