The candle, when it burns, creates an updraugh which assists in gently drawing out secretions and blockages. A light suction action (chimney effect) and the movement of the flame create a vibration of air in the ear candle, generating a massage-like effect on the eardrum. The warmth and herbs stimulate both the lymphatic circulation and immune system in and around the ear. It also assists in balancing the fluids and pressure in the ear which can help reduce pain ,headaches and nausea arising from imbalance. Treatment can be effective for blockages caused by colds, and infections, blockages resulting from swimming, diving, surfing and air travel, sinus problems, headaches and migraines due to auricular pressure, slow lymphatic circulation.