Ear candling

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  1. Michael W. Smith

    Michael W. Smith Well-Known Member

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    How many here use ear candles? I got some specifically for my mother-in-law as she is hard of hearing, & using the candles helps somewhat. I know some people think they are a joke & don't work, but I have seen the results . . . . . . . . . yuck!! (Where is a vomit icon when you need it?!?)

    Anyways, getting low on candles, and wondering if anybody out there makes them and needs a customer? PM me the details. Thanks.
     
  2. DayBird

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    I guess I need a better education. What is an ear candle and how does it work?
     

  3. Michael W. Smith

    Michael W. Smith Well-Known Member

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    DayBird, an ear candle is made from light fabric & wax coated rolled up into a candle with a hole directly in the center. You stick the one end to your ear canal and light the other end. The fire creates a vacuum that sucks out the built up wax in your ears.

    And it does work! I've seen it suck out large hard balls of wax. Pretty disgusting, but it works.
     
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    The one time I used an ear candle, it left big chunks of wax in my ear.

    :no:

    I use hydrogen peroxide. About once a week. And despite dire warnings it will burn through my eardrums, thereby creating a hole for my brains to fall out through :haha: , that hasn't happened yet.
     
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    I use hydrogen peroxide. I tilt my hide and keep it in there in for a minute or two. Years ago I had a doctor clean out my ears and he told me to use hydrogen peroxide once a month.
     
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    OH goodness. I hope that never happens to you. I'd be so sad if I could never read about all your animals again.
     
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    michael ---- just for kicks and for your own edification--stick 1 in a glass bottle and burn it ---then peel the bottom off--I did myself. You may be suprised.
     
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    I use H2O2 also. the biggest problem is the bubbles. How do you stand the tickling? :haha: :waa:
     
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    Ear candles are great. I keep them on hand for my earaches. I get bad earaches in the winter and spring months. The candles have cure me of earaches several times.
     
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    My aunt rides on the bus with me and was having a hard time hearing so she went to the Doctor when it turned into an earache. Well it was full of wax so hard the Doctor couldn't get it out told,after 3 visits he told her to go to a specialist. Well I told her about the candles and we bought 6 of them. She took them home and did 2 each day for 3 days and on the 4th day she had to go to the specialist and he asked her why she was there, her ear was clean as a whistle.

    I know a lot of people say they don't work but we have had a lot of success with them.

    sandy
     
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    They seem to work quite well for me. Many people don't know how to use them correctly, or use ones that are too old to use and are very crumbly.
     
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    I use an ear syringe. They are rubber squeeze bulbs, available from a pharmacy. Get a container (say an ice-cream container) of warm water with a touch of antiseptic, fill the bulb, squirt it in the ear. Let the bulb suck excess water out. Discard the sucked-out stuff, then repeat a few times.

    Repeat for the other ear.

    Repeat the next day.

    Done.
     
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    How long are these candles? I just can't imagine sticking a burning candle into your ear. I understand that they're hollow and they create a vacuum. I saw Mr. Wizard years ago do something with wax-coated, paper soda straws and the vacuum was incredible. I'm just imagining lots of people with birthday cake candles sticking out the sides of their heads. Doesn't it singe your hair? How long do you let them burn? Is the heat produced supposed to melt the ear wax?

    I'm mystified.
     
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    love ear candling. works great. can hear better afterwards. great for earaches too. try massaging/pulling the ear open more right under the back of the earlobe. also, it helps to have a bamboo skewer handy to poke the hole open, as mine always seems to clog.

    how is this for wacky? i candle myself, alone, and have never had a catastrophe. i know how to walk on the wild side.
     
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    Oh my God, that's funnier looking than I thought.



    I sure hope you're talking about the candle clogging.

    (Granny also said that I'd see hoof prints in the mud and go looking for zebras without first thinking that a horse might have been there.)
     
  17. cowgirlone

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    Michael I have been wondering if these candles work.
    About 4 years or so ago when this was still the Countryside site, someone said you could get the same result from a table if you "candled" it.
    After reading that post, I brushed them off. (the candle, not the poster)
    I am still curious about them. I have ear aches once in a while and I know heat helps. I use a hair dryer or a heating pad.
    Do the candles actually clear out the ear or heat it up or what?
    I'm not trying to upset anyone, I really do want to know! :eek:
     
  18. chickflick

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    Oh.. silly man.... You aren't trying to scientifically prove ear candles don't WORK, are you?

    Just for your info (and others here).. I use ear candles weekly on myself, my husband and my son. NOW.. that being said.. YES.. there are groups of little light yellow microscopic particles of the bee's wax that makes up the candles that gets into the "finished product".

    NOW.. to further your 'experiment'.. take a few ear candles and use them in your Ears! You will then see the DIFFERENCE between the yellow particles and the almost brown/red of the actual wax from the Ears!!!

    Geesh. Just have to be careful when using that they don't get clogged up.. and also.. keep something handy to unplug the small hole. It's okay to remove them a time or two during candleing. I am a Professional.. but I don't make money using ear candles! LOL! :)
     
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    You know Chickflick, I'm just going to have to find me some to try. If it makes at least one of my ear-aches feel better...then it's worth it! :)
     
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    Oh well... If Opinions were $$$$ we'd all be RICH!! :eek:

    If you have a particularly bad clog... you could use a couple in a row. But try to use no more than 4 (sets) in the first 5 days or so.. after that.. weekly is okay.

    I am also going to come back here (as soon as I FIND the brand) and will post some good ones to get. My 'supplier' just switched, and after three uses now, I am not pleased. They seem to be getting too hot near my ear??? I think the holes are too big maybe... ANYWAY.. I will call her tomorrow for the GREAT ones she used to carry. (I found them once on the web.. but could not relocate them at a later date when I WAS looking for them.. Grrrr.)

    The particular manufacturer I like, puts little green papers w/whatever store/shop you like inside the plastic with a set of two candles. They are REALL good if you can find them.

    And furthermore: I tried making some.. FORGET ABOUT IT!! LOL!!! What a mess.. The price suddenly got REAL nice for the expertly made candles!! :eek: