Why ear candling doesn't work
Let’s start with the claim that ear candles can actually ‘suck out’ excess earwax. Given that most candle flames do not produce enough negative pressure to pull any kind of liquid from the ear, there is no scientific basis whatsoever for this claim.
Then there’s the fact that the temperature reached by Hopi ear candles, or any other type, is insufficient to even soften earwax. There have even been cases where researchers have found more earwax after an ear candling session.
You’ll find that many practitioners will cut open the candle at the end of a session and show what has been removed. They claim that this dark brown or black substance is a blend of earwax debris, impurities, bacteria and toxins. It is, in fact, mainly nothing more than burnt paraffin and fabric. Even when an earwax candle is left to burn away from the ear, exactly the same dark residue is produced.