Does Ear Candling really work?

Does Ear Candling really work?

Ear candling is a procedure which is conducted for cleaning ear wax. It is done by using ear candles made from linen or cotton. The cotton or linen is shaped like a cone but this is done such that it remains hollow. It is then immersed in wax. When the candle has hardened, it can be used to treat ear blockage or remove ear wax.


A special hollow plate is used to collect wax from the ear. The candle is inserted into this plate from one end, and then is placed in the external ear canal. The other end is lit. This technique creates a slight vacuum in the ear, which pulls ear wax towards the hollow candle. This wax sticks to the stub of the candle, and when the procedure has been completed, it can be seen as a dark waxy substance at the base.


The benefits of ear candling are as follows:

§ Ear blockage is removed

§ If the cause of  ear pain is blocked ear, it can be cured

§ Sense and taste are improved

§ A person does not feel dizzy anymore

§  The ear pressure is equalized


Ear candling has some risks associated, and so is not recommended by the FDA and the medical community. Some people also believe that the process is ineffective as:

§  It may cause burns on the ear and nearby skin

§  The ear drum may get punctured

§  The ear canal may get obstructed due to the candle and wax


There are other alternatives of ear candling. A few of these are:

§ Place some drops of oil or glycerin in the ear canal. This will soften the ear wax, and it can be cleaned with a cotton bud.

§  Ear syringing can also be carried out to remove ear wax. Warm salty water is inserted into the ear through a syringe. 

All of the advantages sounds like a treatment against blocked ears. Is that the only impact it has ?
Susan Ting (16 posts) 

yeah it reallyw orks, it is done by expert.

Janki (12 posts) 

Ear candling is a practice in which a hollow candle is inserted into the external auditory canal and lit, with the patient lying on the opposite ear. In theory, the combination of heat and suction is supposed to remove earwax.

Kamya (15 posts) 

A dish of water is placed next to the subject under the ear candle. Proponents claim that the flame creates negative pressure, drawing wax and debris out of the ear canal, which appears as a dark residue. An ear candling session lasts up to one hour, during which one or two ear candles may be burned for each ear.

arpita (15 posts) 


seema (10 posts) 

Well, that’s what I set out to find last week. I’ve used ear candles a few times in the past and felt that my ears were much cleaner afterwards. I’ve had holistic doctors and herbalists recommend this practice to me to treat vertigo and dizziness. Whenever I’ve felt particularly dizzy, ear candling helps without a doubt.


There are a lot of opinions on the effectiveness of ear candling. Some people think they cure everything and some people think they’re hogwash. So I decided to test the ear candling procedure on my entire family. They were SO excited!


Actually, they didn’t have a choice. That’s how th

chen (17 posts) 

The smoke and warmth soften the hardened ear wax which allows your body to excrete it naturally. This claim is much more viable since studies show that the wax collected in the bottom of the candleis not ear wax but candle wax.” Also, it turns out that ear candling is a legit traditional practice.

Jyoti (10 posts) 

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