Ear Coning/Candling This ancient Tibetan technique was first used to remove earwax and “toxins” from the ear. It is accomplished by means of a hollow candle placed in the ear and then ignited. Ear candling is used to promote a healthy atmosphere in the ears, sinus cavities, and throat. This procedure can regulate pressure, assist with post nasal drip, sinusitis, and restoration of the equilibrium. Ear candling is reported to be very helpful in eliminating pain during air travel.