Open your ears

Liz Mulholland has her ears opened by the ancient ear candle treatment.

“I’ve always spoken with an adenoidal twang and I liked to think it was part of my northern charm. Two weeks ago, I discovered it wasn’t. It was a moment of Damascene significance in my life as, for the first time, I heard my own voice as others hear it (less shrill than I suspected), while everything else around me sounded as if someone had turned up the volume a notch or two.

Wax works: as the candle enters the ear, there’s a gentle, warming ‘whoosh’

“London is LOUD, isn’t it,” I texted a friend. God, I felt good, euphoric almost – as though my brain had been “freed up”. This must be how normal people feel all the time, I thought; people whose auditory canals and sinuses are as clear and free-flowing as a mountain stream.

I am now addicted to what is known as thermal auricular therapy, or ear candling. Though subsequent treatments have not proved as dramatic as the first, the decongested life is a revelation, and more pleasant than knocking back Sudafed.”


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3 thoughts on “Open your ears

  1. Fair comment except that after skeptical research, I found as much apparently scientific evidence FOR ear candles as I did apparent scientific evidence against them.

    So on that lack of conclusion, the article was still worth reporting since it is a point of view and personal experience/opinion.

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