Rev Dr Jude

Ear Candles
December 31, 2010, 7:30 pm
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So, today, New Years Eve, 2010, I’m writing this. I’ve needed to write this for you for quite a number of years; and just decided not to put another thing off until next year. BTW Happy New Year to All!
This is in response to the many, many times I have been asked, “Dr. Jude, what do you think of Ear Candles?”
I actually have quite a bit of experience with Ear Candles and a rather strong opinion of them.
Back in the 1980’s I was introduced to Ear Candles by a colleague I respected and loved very much. She is a homeopathic physician I will call Dr. Paul.
Dr. Paul used the Ear Candles on me and I found it to be a pleasant experience. I had never had problems with ear wax or ear infections; so imagine my surprise, shock and dismay when she cut the remaining candle open to reveal its contents. She said that brown, fuzzy stuff she was showing me was ear wax and fungus that the candle had gently sucked out of my ear canal. That everybody had this stuff in their ears.
In my Dragon nature, I barged ahead. I consulted several medical doctors, including ear nose and throat specialists, about the safety, etc., re: the use of the Ear Candles. All agreed there was probably neither benefit nor harm to their use. However, Ear Candles would be totally contraindicated (forbidden, ill advised) only in the case of a broken ear drum. I understood this because the ear drum forms a barrier to an otherwise sterile area. And you certainly wouldn’t want the candle sucking out anything beyond that barrier, like your brain! (joke)
So, I proceeded with Dr. Paul’s help to learn how to make the Ear Candles. We used pure bees wax we got from bee farmers. We used this lovely organic linen. We put fresh herbs and essential oils in our candles. Dr. Paul’s husband made us these stainless steel rods. We tore the linen in strips and wrapped it around the rod. Then we poured the melted, herbed wax over the linen wrapped rods and gently slid the candle off. We could make 300 of them at a time, in a few hours in our own kitchen.
I began to build up a clientele. Dr. Paul and I also made a shield out of a paper plate covered with aluminum foil. It had a hole in the center for the candle. This shield protected the clients hair and face from dripping wax and falling ash.
I always encourage independence in my clients. So would demonstrate the use of the candles on the client for $50, showing them how to do it at home. You can Ear Candle yourself with this shield in front of a mirror. Dr. Paul and I made up a handout on a single sheet of paper that showed how to do it. Then the client usually purchased some candles to take home. We sold them for $25/dozen. Ear candles began to be and still were the most financially lucrative project for me ever. Of course, I am working The Secret to change that!
So, what happened? Why are Ear Candles NOT a part of my business anymore?
First, I had a personal experience, where I felt something go into my ear from the candle and it hurt. It was hot and burned. I thought perhaps I had been using the Ear Candles too often. Maybe my ears were too clean? Then it started to kind of bug me that stuff in the candle after each use. That stuff we told people had been sucked out of their ear. Why was it always the same amount? Why did it always look exactly the same? This just did not make sense to me, the scientist.
So, I conducted an experiment. I took several, let’s say 5, drinking glasses out of the cupboard and set them lined up on the table. I put the shield on the top and one by one, burned an ear candle in each glass. I watched as the beautiful, herbed wax smoke spiraled into each glass, leaving a nice creamy residue. When I cut the 5 candles open to examine the contents of each, there was that same exact stuff!
This experiment was conducted in the presence of Dr. Paul. She argued it did not prove that Ear Candles don’t work. I felt sure, however, that it did prove that they do not suck!
All of those people I used the ear candles on reported it to be a pleasant, helpful experience. I think it is possible that for people who have wax build up problems with their ears, that the warm wax may melt and dilute the ear plugs, improving their hearing slightly. And that coating of herbed bees wax may be helpful to people with dry, itchy ears. And there may very well be unmeasureable psychic benefits as claimed by Ear Candle proponents.
I had, however, proven for myself that Ear Candles did not do what we had been telling people they did – meaning to suck out wax and fungus. They absolutely do not suck! On the contrary; they put into! I did not know how they worked nor if they worked. So to satisfy my own need to be accountable, I quit making, using and selling Ear Candles. And this is what I felt compelled to share with you today. Thanks for listening! Goddess Bless!