Ear candling has always been a hot topic between the allopathic (Modern medicine) and naturopathic (Old medicine) communities. Regular medicine says it is dangerous and ineffective while naturopathic practitioners swear by it. Long story short, we can not advise ya or nay as to safety because it does involve a live flame at the distal point of the candle. In our experience we have never caught anyone on fire or had an issue but you never know. Is it effective? Again in our experience we have had most people happy with their results.
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