Years ago, while living in Denver, Colorado, one of my dear friends candled my ears. It was cool and felt good. For years I've been candling my children's ears. I candled both children's ears tonight as per their request. They ask for it when they feel stuffed up or ear waxy. Luckily our small organic store still carries ear candles-though they come at a price. I've heard and read lots of negative about this practice but as of yet we've never had a problem. We only do it maybe twice a year. My kids have never had any ear infections or even get sick that often (knock on wood) so I consider it to be just a bit of preventive medicine. We can't get around the fact that our ears feel better afterwards. Right now is the perfect time as we took a long road trip, the weather is changing and we are running on low energy-all factors which contribute to getting sick.