Ear candling

is an alternative medicine practice claimed to improve general health and well-being by lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other end in the ear canal.Candling removes earwax and debris including bacteria, mucus, dead skin cells, yeast infections and fungus from the outer and inner ear canals and sinuses, according to Ear Candling. Candling is thought to improve ear and sinus infections, hearing and smell, headaches, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and vertigo, says Roazen. Additionally, candling is believed to relieve stress and purify the mind.