We are aware that the "official" way to use an ear candle is small end down into the ear, but for this video, we have elected to use it the way most "lay" public would (small end up). Ear candling is an alternative medicine practice that is thought to remove earwax. However, this video illustrates how ineffective this practice is in removing earwax... and can potentially be even harmful. And yes... It is still frequently practiced.