From the article: Ear Candling
Share Post: Have you ever been given an ear candling treatment? What was the experience like? Would you recommend ear candling as an effective treatment? Or, do you feel ear candling is ineffective. What is your opinion of this ancient therapy? Share Your Opinion
- I believe the "pollen like" material that people are talking about on here can be Soap Scum/shampoo residue, which is the main thing that comes out each time I candle my ears. It is white and very fine, but it's from all the shampoo that we use. I believe ear candling works 100%. There is proof when you cut open the candle when you're done! :)
- —Guest Ali
- I understand why some think it's a scam. If the candle is pushed in too hard, the hole closes and you get the pollen-like debris in the candle some report. But if you're gentle so the hole remains open during the process, and importantly if there's wax in your ears, then you can feel the suction and you'll be amazed at what you see when you cut open the candle. The ear canal is about an inch long 1/3 of an inch wide, and can be completely full of wax. A symptom of this is oily ears. It's a mind blower when you can hear better and feel air in your ears for the first time in years.
- —Guest ETE
- Had it done a few week ago and the itching it's horrible!
- —Guest Cassie
Ear Candling Facts
- If you have an impaction, you may not notice any tenderness in your ear prior to ear candling. When you release hardened wax you increase the circulation and always should put Similasan ear oil into the cannals after candling. NOTE: The residue from the candle is different from the wax. Sometimes with full impaction it may take soaking canals 24 hours prior to wax extraction and up to 4 candles per ear to remove hardened buildup wax... I have used this on my patients for over 30 years and it really does work. But note that in my experience, most people do not know how to do it. Also please put the oil in your ear after. It takes down swelling and heals the ear from previous impaction.
- —Guest gwarren
Happy with the Results
- I am very happy with the results and I do hear better afterwards. It not only gets out the wax and yes, I believe it is was, it removes the junk from son's ears who works in high industrial areas and there is more than than the was residue in the cone.
- —Guest Donna
Not a good idea
- I just read the post about how people used to blow smoke in other peoples ears to help. The reason they no longer do this is because we learned that it is harmful. They have actually linked smoking and second hand smoke to ear infections in children. Working in and ENT (ear,nose, and throat) Dr.'s office and seeing so many kids come in with their parents who smell of smoke and the Dr.'s would actually tell them that their child could have surgery to help with the ear infections or you can stop smoking and it could help and your child may not need surgery. I am not saying that this is the only cause but it has been proven to be a significant contributing factor. As for ear candling, if you read articles written by the medical field you will find that they can actually remove any wax from the ear. There is not enough suction to remove it. I always tell people to light one out of their ear and they will get the same "stuff" in it. Some candles have more than others.
- —Guest audiologist
Nope…Big NO NO for me
- I tried ear candling for first time 2 months ago..and after two weeks I started to have itchy feelings in both ears, but nothing clicked that time and I went for second time Within a week..both my ears have terrible itch..still under medication..itch is really bad. It's a big No NO for me.
- —Guest shakti
My kids swear by it and so do I
- I never believed this would work either. My mom did the candling in my ear one day, I was amazed how much better my ears felt. So I did it to my husband and kids. I do it about 2x a year, in fact I just did it last night, it is amazing how different your ears feel. I read all the stories on here, you know what, maybe it is or maybe it's not ear wax, but I will tell you from 1st hand experience, when my kids complain about their ears itching or hurting, I candle their ears and I don't hear another complaint from them for about 5-6 months. You have to be careful to not stick the candle too far into their ears, keep a glass of water next to you, and cut a hole in a paper plate to help with the wax droppings. Try it once. Then you can make your own opinion. I love it, my kids and husband loves it, so with that, I will continue to do it.
- —Guest Dina
Works wonders for me
- I have had ear coning for over over 15 years, usually with very good results. I've gone to an ENT, was told I had a fungus infection in my ear and did not get results from the prescribed meds that I get from coning. People say there is no vacuum but I can feel suction at times and know when things come out...then the candle is clogged and needs to be cleaned out and process re-started. I've also burned the candle by itself to see what happens and there is not all the material (wax, fungus, ??) that is there when it is has been placed in my ear. I believe this to be an ancient practice (picture in the Smithsonian) that IS beneficial when done correctly.
- —Guest Susan
- I have been having a lot of trouble with my rt. ear over the last 1 1/2 yrs. My niece just ear candled that ear and there was a lot of wax in the candle. After she did it I then got Q-tips and cleaned. I usually have to use 4 or 5 removing the wax this time almost none and she did not do the whole candle may 3/4. My ear feels better than it has in months. I will be flying soon and plan for her to do both as I could see that it removed most of the wax. I plan for ear candling to be reg. thing and I am a person that you have to prove something works before I use something. This works!
Just tried it
- My ear has really been bothering me since I came back from the beach a few days ago. So after trying just about everything else with no results I decided to try candling. I do not think there was a huge amount of suction inside of the ear but I definitely felt a warm sensation inside. After I cut it open and there was a lot of almost pollen looking material inside. The material itself was finer than sand but it was not really ear wax, I don't believe. My ear is still clogged however it's not as bad as it was before; I can hear much better now. I think I will try it again.
- —Guest Mitch
- I've always had a problem with build up in my ears and had to get them syringed by the doctor at least two times a year. I now use candles every now and again, and if I use ear candles before a visit to the doctor, she always checks and comments on how clean my ears are. I'm convinced they do work, and I'm definitely a fan!
- —Guest Baz
It works for sure
- I have sold ear candles for over 12 years and have had lots of feedback from customers who say it has transformed their lives. The most memorable ones are from people who suffered with tinnitus. I will say there is clearly no suction and the debris in the candle is from the combustion process, but for whatever reason the treatment works for many people.
excess ear wax
- ...by the way, excess ear wax buildup is sometimes caused by poorly functionig thyroid (which can cause so many other probems and is worth checking into) and you can deal with the itch after candling, if any, by warming garlic in some olive oil and putting a few drops in the ear after candling...which is an awesome treatment option!
- —Guest DIANNA
Have had it done many times
- I am a believer in ear candling. I have had problems with my ears plugging up since I was a kid. I used to go to the doctor and they would irrigate them with a waterpic. Then another doctor used a tiny vacuum like thing to suck the wax out. I had this done several times and it was painful but it was good to hear again. The last time i went, I felt a horrible pressure and then a pop. The next day i was diagnosed with a torn retina. I will never have it done like that again. Sometimes it takes a lot of ear candles to get the wax moving again. Also if you don't have the candle in the ear correctly it wont be able to get the wax out. That's probably why some skeptics have gotten the same result when they burn a candle by itself or in the ear.
- —Guest pam
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