Hopi candle truth 2020
Below we have created a video explaining our thoughts and experience with the Hopi Indian candle technique. Watch and see how Stephen Neal a fully trained audiologist with decades of experience thinks of these candles.
The warmth of the candle’s flame is thought to create a vacuum. The suction is supposed to pull earwax and debris into the candle.
However, in 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Trusted Source announced that they haven’t found reliable scientific evidence on the effectiveness of ear candling.
They also warned consumers against ear candling because it can cause serious physical injuries.
Ear candling can also make earwax buildup even worse.
The FDA reports that ear candles are associated with dangerous side effects. Ear candling increases the risk for the following accidents and issues:
- burns on the face, ear canal, eardrum, middle ear
- ear injury from hot wax
- ears plugged by wax
- punctured eardrum
- accidental fires
- not getting medical attention for underlying conditions like ear infections and hearing loss
These accidents can happen even if you use a candle according to the directions.