Ear Candling

"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. It helps to remove impurities from the inner ear, the facial sinuses, or even the brain itself, all of which are somehow connected to the canal. Candling also can:

        - relieve sinus pressure and pain
        - cleanse the ear canal
        - improve hearing
        - assist lymphatic circulation
        - regulate pressure
        - 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)
        - clear the eyes,
        - aid sinusitis
        - release blocked energy
        - reduce stress and tension