Although there are some "negative" comments on the internet about ear candling and Wikipedia doesn't have anything good to say about it at all, I have to say I've only witnessed positive experiences. My most obvious testimony to the treatment was that of my Grandad (pictured below) who just naturally produced a lot of ear wax (he also had allergies, sneezed a lot - like me! - and was also deaf which worsened as he aged). I'm so grateful to him for giving me unquestionable proof that it works.
Grandad used to have regular ear infections (every 3 months) and needed regular micro suction to clear his ear wax. At the suggestion of my Aunt, I started candling his ears fortnightly at first and then reduced his sessions to monthly. His ear infections stopped and he never needed micro suction for the remaining 4 years of his life. His ENT consultant told him "whatever your Grandaughter is doing, it's better than I can do, so keep it up." This was after Grandad showed him photos of the opened candles and from the improvements clearly evident.
For my Grandad it meant he never needed another trip to the surgery, which wasn't easy for him anyway. Instead he got to have his ears candled with the wax being removed effortlessly and painlessly (saving him an unpleasant procedure). He would have the full treatment which included a face massage working on the pressure point and fall into a deep (and noisy!) sleep and I would get to cherish some special time with this wonderful man.
The reasons you may have an ear candling treatment include:
Ear candling is a very relaxing treatment whilst you're lying comfortably on your side you'll hear what sounds like the crackling and sizzling of an open fire once the candle has been placed in your ear and then lit. It's a very soothing and soporific experience.