No, is the simple answer. There has however been documented evidence of a person injuring themselves and requiring specialist removal of candle wax from her ear, following an attempt at ear candling. Further studies have shown that the temperature generated in the ears is much lower than body temperature and also that no ‘suction’ effect has been observed under careful examination. What researchers have found, however, are remains of the candle wax close to or actually touching the ear drum. Not the intended outcome!
Do Hopi candles remove ear wax?
Unfortunately, it is the same answer as previous. Hopi ear candles are seen as a form of alternative medicine and believed to have originated in North America by the Hopi Tribe. However, this has been repeatedly denied by the Hopi Tribal Council who have asked for this association be stopped. There is no evidence that they remove earwax and as cited previously, they may do harm. It is important to note that if you are experiencing problems with earwax, it is better to consult an audiologist or other medical professional for ear wax removal rather than attempting to use Hopi ear candles.
How to remove ear wax with candle
There is no evidence in the literature that suggests ear candles work. They may have a relaxing effect on the person undergoing the treatment, however all studies have found that any supposed ‘earwax’ collected in the candles, is in fact debris from the candles themselves. Several countries are attempting to ban the supply of ear candles on health and safety grounds. Best to avoid any risk of er candling by getting professional advice.
Do biosun ear candles remove wax?
These are a particular branded ear candle. Many report that using them results in a feeling of relaxation, whilst others report ash falling down which could be potentially dangerous. Again, there is no scientific evidence that any type of ear candle works and there is the possibility that you may harm yourself if you try these methods.
Do wally’s ear candles remove wax?
Another branded ear candle, these claim that ‘Ear Candles are used to relax, melt away stress, and daily frustrations. The way they work is once the top of the candle is burning, warm air and rhythmic sounds begin moving down the candle and into the ear creating a tranquil and soothing experience. Relax, unwind, and enjoy the calming effects of Wally’s Natural Ear Candles.’
There is little mention of ear wax removal. So again, the simple answer is no. The use of ear candles may relax you but is very unlikely to solve any ear wax problems.
How to remove stubborn ear wax at home with candle
Hopefully by now you will know the answer to this question. There is no ear candle technique that you can use successfully to remove ear wax. Furthermore, there are risks to even attempting these techniques at home. Yes, they may prove relaxing, at worst you could burn your ears. Studies have shown that the temperature generated in the ears when using the candles is much lower than body temperature and also that no ‘suction’ effect has been observed under careful examination. What researchers have found, however, are remains of the candle wax close to or actually touching the ear drum. Not the intended outcome!
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