"Ear candling," also known as auricular candling or coning, refers to various procedures that involve placing a cone-shaped device in the ear canal and supposedly extracting earwax and other impurities with the help of smoke or a burning wick. The origins of candling are obscure. Ancient Tibet, China, Egypt, the pre-Columbian Americas, and even the mythical city of Atlantis are cited as possible contributors. 


The procedures supposedly create a low-level vacuum that draws wax and other debris out of the ear canal. Some proponents even claim that impurities are removed from the inner ear, the facial sinuses, or even the brain itself, all of which are somehow connected to the canal. 



What can ear candling do for me?

 relieve sinus pressure and pain

 cleanse the ear canal

 improve hearing

 assist lymphatic circulation

 regulate pressure

 purify the mind

 strengthen the brain

 relieve pain and fever associated with a ruptured eardrum

 cure swimmer's ear and other ear infections

 relieve earaches

 act as an alternative to "tubes put in your ears"

 sharpen the senses of smell, taste, and color perception

 stabilize emotions

 stop tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

 help TMJ pain and stiffness

 relieve vertigo

 fortify the central nervous system

 clear the eyes,

 purify the blood,

 act as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, or antibiotic

 cure Meniere's syndrome

 aid sinusitis

 release blocked energy