April 01, 2007
Taking One For The Team- Ear Coning

So my family came to visit and steal Olivia for a week. At this visit, my sister decided to bring 'ear cones' to clean out our ears with. Now, I'm skeptical of it. I look in cat ears all the time. I don't see profuse amounts of wax. Well, they are rather dirty, but not 'OH MY GOD!!! WTF GROWING IN THERE?!?' dirty.

Needless to say, it was an interesting experience having a cone stuck in your ear, lit with a huge flame spewing from the top and then 'smoking' to create a soothing vacuum. Note the word "soothing."

How did I feel? Good. My eardrums were warm, and today I feel pretty good. Would I do it again? Sure why not? Maybe next time it will suck my brain out.


Posted by Ellen at April 01, 2007 08:10 PM

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Oh, good LORD. "Ear Candling" was debunked about thirty seconds after someone thought it up.

What's next? Cleaning out your sinuses via 'nose candling'? Cleaning out your colon via...well, you get the idea.

Posted by: DensityDuck on April 2, 2007 12:57 PM

Technically, it does work, but for only one thing: getting ear wax out of your ear gently. The claims of "purifying your brain" are nonsense, and it's easy to damage your ear, or even deposit drippings from the candle into it, so it really has to be done carefully by an experienced ear coning attendant.

Use ear coning only in cases of excessive or severely impacted ear wax, and then only if alternative methods of ear wax removal (DON'T USE Q-TIPS) are unavailable.

Posted by: Tattterdemalian on April 3, 2007 01:27 PM
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