Ear candling, or ear coning, is the practice of placing a lit, cone-shaped candle into the ear. It’s a form of alternative medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years. The heat from the candle is supposed to pull up the ear wax. Wax is not dripped into the ear.
People use ear candles to remove wax, improve hearing, and cure ear infections. It’s also touted as a way to treat: