Ear Candling - Why you shouldn't do it
Ear candling is the practice of inserting a hollow candle in a persons ear and lighting the other end.
While many candlers believe the candle creates a vacuum that pulls wax out of a persons ear, the truth is the candle wax actually drips inside the ear instead. This creates a thin shiny coating around the ear canal so it may appear cleaner at first glance. If the candle wax falls on your eardrum it can harden and create a hearing loss as well. When the hollow area of the candle closes this is simply the wax closing over itself.
Please keep in mind that earwax is healthy. It acts as a natural repellent to insects, dirt and bacteria.