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Ear candling is an alternative medicine practice used to treat earwax buildup and other conditions and problems relating to the ears. Ear candles are hollow cones made out of fabric, covered in wax. The base is placed in the ear, and the other end is lit. The wax melts down the tube and enters the ear.

Although many doctors have disputed ear candling over the years, there appear to be significant benefits. However, it is important to talk to a doctor before trying this technique and to see a certified professional for the procedure.

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1. Resolves earwax buildup

Earwax occurs typically on the inside of your ear canal. Despite it being deemed annoying by us humans, it has a distinct purpose. By having a small layer of ear wax inside your ears, you protect the inner ear from dust and other unwanted particles. Ear wax is sticky, and they get stuck with it. However, a problem arises if there is too much ear wax. Ear candling is not as invasive as pumping water inside the ear, nor is it dangerous as inserting sharp objects. The heat from the candle allows the wax just to fall off and exit the ear without many problems.

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