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 lying on one side with the ear uppermost and the candle vertical. The candle can be through a paper plate or pie tin to protect against any hot wax or ash falling the subject. Another way to perform 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 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 for each ear.