(alternative medicine) An alternative medicine practice to assist the natural clearing of earwax from a person's ear by lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other end in the ear canal; via ear candle.
Ear-candling Sentence Examples
One alternative method that is sometimes touted as a way to remove impacted cerumen is ear candling.
Practitioners of ear candling claim that the heat from the burning candle or smoke creates a vacuum that draws out the impacted cerumen.
Some also claim that ear candling improves hearing, relieves sinus infections, cures earache or swimmer's ear, stops tinnitus, or purifies the mind.
Parents should teach children not to use cotton swabs or other objects to remove wax from the ear, and should advise older children and adolescents against experimenting with ear candling.