During a recent trip to Southern California, after a body surfing session, where I got bounced around from all directions, I found myself with water in my right ear that just wouldn’t release. For days, my right ear was plugged and eventually became painful.
A smarter person would get to the pharmacy for some ear drops or an antibiotic, but a more stubborn person (me) just tried to forget it and grind it out, hopefully healing myself.
Plane touching down in Minneapolis, I closed my eyes and creatively visualized the path home to fire up my backyard sauna. That evening, I had a great three round sauna session, getting rid of airplane juice, meditating with a fresh shave in the hot room, and untangling some wires in my head.
I went to bed in my upright and locked position. Next morning, I feel my right ear: pain is mostly gone. What’s better? My ear has opened up. A good chunk of ear wax released (yes, i know, we aren’t supposed to put a finger in our ears, but it itched!).
My ear feels better now.
I am reliving the deep, intense heat, coupled with some steam, and when I close my eyes I see the words “natural remedy.”
Could a sauna session be the best way to clean out our ears and get rid of an ear infection?
Sounds good to me.