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 flame is cut back occasionally with and extinguished between five and ten centimeters (two to four inches) from the .

The subject is on one side with the treated ear uppermost and the vertical. The can be through a paper plate or 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 that the flame negative pressure, 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 burned for each ear.