Ear Candle-Treatment and Acupressure

One end of a cylinder or cone of waxed cloth is lit, and the other is placed into the ’s ear. The is cut back occasionally with scissors and extinguished between and ten centimeters (two to inches) from the .

The subject is on one side with the ear uppermost and the candle vertical. The candle can be through a paper plate or aluminium pie tin to protect against any hot wax or ash falling onto the subject. Another way to ear candling involves the subject lying up with the ear candle extending out to the side with a forty-five-degree upward slant. 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 , during which one or two ear may be burned for each ear.