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Old 02-04-2006, 09:28 PM   #41 (permalink)
 
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I did ear candleing to a friend. It worked really well, I couldn't belive the yuk that came out.

I am care taker of my parents and I clean my dads ears out. His ear Dr said to use alcohol and white vinegar, equal parts. I use a baby's nose sucky thing-a-ma-bob,( lololol. ) dad holds a pan from the hospital that they give you to get sick in, under his ear. good luck, Kim
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I did this tonight. Yuck!
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Old 02-07-2006, 09:40 AM   #43 (permalink)
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WHAT THE **** IS EAR CANDLING???? AND WHAT DOES IT EVEN DO??? im lost....
"Ear candling," also known as auricular candling or coning, placing a cone-shaped device in the ear canal and supposedly extracting earwax and other impurities with the help of smoke or a burning wick. This supposedly create a low-level vacuum that draws wax and other debris out of the ear canal. Some people even claim that impurities are removed from the inner ear, the facial sinuses.

White Egret, Inc., of Dallas, Texas, offers candles, plate guards, a 73-page manual, a 30-minute videotape, flame-retardant cloths, ear oil, and an otoscope. Its wholesale flyer states that its candles are "for entertainment only" and that its kits "supply you with everything you need for a safe and effective session of entertainment."

Rebecca Long, president of the Georgia Council Against Health Fraud, made the following observations at the 1992 Discovery Expo in Atlanta, Georgia:

One exhibition was doing ear candling for $30. The people selling this said that the suction created by the candle "cleared your mind and sinuses." I questioned them enough to establish that they meant this literally and believed the ear was an opening from the brain and sinuses. The woman running the booth stated, "It cleans the whole head, brains and all - they're all connected you know." The candling was performed on a table at the front of the booth, so the curious sight of a person lying there with a burning candle sticking out of his ear drew many spectators. During the procedure, a gray mixture of soot and wax drippings collected on a pie plate under the candle. It did not look like melted candle wax, but was quite foul in appearance. Customers were told that these were the "impurities" of which they had been cleansed, and many went around proudly showing them off, comparing their debris to that of others, and making knowing comments. The vendor also peddled "psychic readings."

As I said, candling is very dangerous. So are some of the people offering it.

The woman running the booth stated, "It cleans the whole head, brains and all - they're all connected you know."
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I am still having it done myself - i can actually FEEL my sinuses are better after, my face is less puffy and I don't know how I would get through another winter without it

Our esthetician tests out candles if she is going to switch sources on herself, got a 'deal' on a different kind & it dripped in her ear as we were trying them out before using on a client - she shipped them back & reordered her regular kind & has not had any complaints in 3 years
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i've never tried the ear candling myself. but have thought about trying it. thanks for the info.
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