Ear candling, also called ear coning or thermal-auricular therapy, is an alternative medicine practice claimed to improve general health and well-being by lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other end in the ear canal.
(Ear Candling is a pleasant non-invasive treatment that can help to promote an enhanced state of health. The treatment can relieve conditions affecting the ear, such as earaches, tinnitus, excessive earwax, and glue ear. It also benefits other conditions that affect the head area such as colds, hay fever, headaches, sinus problems and snoring and is an extremely relaxing treatment in its own right.
You should not have a treatment if you have a perforated eardrum or grommets (drainage tubes) implanted in the eardrum. The same applies to oil recently placed in the ear as well as any form of inflammation of the outer ear or skin diseases in and around the ear. If you suffer from a chronic or acute disease, or if you feel ear candling may not suit you, you should consult your medical practitioner or a therapist of your confidence for further advice.)