ear candling


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ear candling

Pseudomedicine
An alternative medicine practice which consists of lighting a hollow candle and sticking it in a person’s ear, the alleged benefit of which is improved general well-being.

There is no evidence in peer-reviewed medical literature that this provides any known health benefit.

ear candling

, ear coning
An alternative medicine practice in which a cone of waxed paper is placed in the patient's external auditory canal and then set on fire. It is promoted as a treatment for cerumen impaction and for removal of unspecified toxins from the body. The practice is dangerous; it occasionally results in burns or perforation of the eardrum. In Canada and the U.S., it is considered an unregulated medical practice—unproven, untested, and illegal to use.

Ear candling

An alternative method for removing impacted cerumen with a lighted hollow cone of paraffin or beeswax. It does not work, and is not considered an acceptable treatment for any ear problem or disorder.
Mentioned in: Cerumen Impaction
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During the checks, the Municipality also warned against ear candling treatment, an alternative therapeutic procedure that beauty centres are not authorised to offer.
Ear candling is sometimes undertaken by people trying it as a cure for conditions ranging from sinus headaches to swimmer's ear.
Research shows," they write, "that ear candling is ineffective at removing earwax and is also not an effective treatment for any other conditions.
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Ear candling has been said to help improve a person's general health by lighting one end of a special hollow candle and placing the other end in the ear canal.
ITmay seem a strange way of healing headaches, placing a wax tube in the ear and setting light to it, but as a therapy Hopi ear candling has become increasingly popular.
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Ear candling, an alternative to traditional methods of earwax removal, does not work, is potentially dangerous, and is condemned by the Food and Drug Administration.