A Burning Question

Sandra and Dan Hobson danhobson at netins.net
Sun Apr 20 22:16:37 EST 1997


Yes, ear candling has been advertised in the USA primarily in the SW with a
# of Natural remedy catalogs. About 5 years ago Dave Barry a noted
syndicated columnist wrote an article on this and within a year the FDA
(Food and Drug Administration) had pretty much stopped such practices here.
 It is basically a small holllow candle with a very short wick ... when
stuck in a person's ear and lit the heat and diminished oxygen forms a
vacuum which then draws the ear wax up into the candle.I have not heard of
this for a couple of years ...must have unloaded the product North of the
border.  




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