Ear candling is a non-invasive therapy which involves the use of a long candle placed into the ear. The candle used is a hollow cone made of linen and beeswax. Once the candle is placed in the ear, the top of the candle is lit. A vacuum is created within the ear canal causing a drawing effect. Excess earwax and/or impurities may be drawn out of the ear canal and into the candle.
Ear candling is linked to ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Native American treatments.