Also called ear coning 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. The comforting warmth from the candle wax helps to relieve headaches, colds, and congestion.
Historically, there is evidence that ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Tibetans, Aztecs, Mayans, Mexican, and Native Americans cultures used this ear cleansing process thousands of years ago. It was a natural part of their personal hygiene much like our daily regimen of hair and teeth brushing. This ancient therapy has been used for centuries to heal and purify oneself through the ear canal.
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Swimmer’s Ear What happens is water gets trapped in your ear canal, and then the bacteria starts multiplying. Ear candling does not actually deal with the bacterial infection, but it can relieve some of the pressure in your ear canal, relieving some of the pain.
Ear Infections in many cases can relieve enough pressure and remove enough bacteria so that the pain is gone and the body can heal. --