I Got Years Of Ear Wax Removed Holistically | Macro Beauty | Refinery29


When I do ear candling, you start feeling
a sound of sizzling. I call it a bacon sizzling. My name is Kiah Jones, and I’m getting ear
candling done today. Since I was young, I’ve always had
a throbbing in my left ear. When I told my mom about it, she took me to the doctor, and they said that it was psycho-symptomatic. I do think I have trouble hearing due to this issue. Ever since then, I’ve always dealt with it. I went to the doctor recently and told them, “Look I need to have it figured out.” When they clean my ear out, I have
seen how much ear wax comes out, and it’s not pretty. I had heard about ear candling before and had
seen some YouTube videos on it, but I’ve never tried it. But I’m super excited to meet Polina and
to have my ears cleaned out. My name is Polina Bowler, and I am the owner
and head acupuncturist at the East Meets West Center for Holistic Medicine. The idea of East Meets West came when I was
studying in college. I do respect tremendously Western Medicine. I think it’s incredible, but I also love
Eastern medicine. And for me, always, the real medicine is in
conjunction with Eastern and Western methodologies because both have incredible things. That’s where East Meets West Was born. Ear candling is a bit of a mystery. Nobody really knows how it works. Scientifically, it doesn’t make any sense. It’s really hard to find where the tradition comes from. I’ve been doing it for 12, 13 years at least. And every single person feels a relief. I’m gonna light the candles. Since signing up for the video, I’ve done
some research on ear candling, and I’m excited for it. But again, just worried about the burning
flame near my head. Tell me what’s going on with your ears. So, I’ve always had a throbbing in this
left ear, like it always is like, “Boom boom, boom boom.” So it’s a pulsating, it’s not a sound? No, yeah, it’s pulsating. Pulsating. Let’s try and see what happens. You’re gonna hear sizzling. It’s the warm smoke that goes in and melts
whatever impurities that are there. It is a total of about 20 minutes on each side. Woah. I have not seen any patients that have had
bad experiences with ear candling. People come to get it when they have the beginning
of a cold or a flu, and it helps them. I think the best thing you can do is put a
drop of olive oil or coconut oil in your ear. It’s really gonna help you with health of your ears. Alright, you’re ready for the next one? Yes. I really want to see how much ear wax is coming
out, like will I be able to make my own candle? The pivotal point in the procedure is everyone
can’t wait to see what comes out of their ears. From what I look and tell, it’s not really
anything that’s coming out of a person’s ear because it doesn’t have the vacuum effect. For many years, I absolutely convinced that that is wax. Now that it’s become such a controversy,
and I started looking more into it, I don’t know. I don’t know if that’s what it is. Either way, I really don’t think it matters. What matters is that the person feels better, feels better immediately. I don’t really need any more proof than that. They look like little ear wax cigars. Well that’s a good one. That was your bad left ear. That’s about how much came out at the doctor’s. Really? Yeah. Cool! Gross, but cool. I just have to keep coming back, and when
I have a candle, then I’m a real member. There you go. Just a couple of years. Well, I mean, how big that is, I don’t think
it’ll take a few years. That’s pretty big, yeah. Well, two little bundles. I’m assuming the darker stuff is the ear
wax and maybe the lighter stuff is the beeswax? Maybe. Yeah, maybe. It felt like a really big headphone in my ear. I didn’t necessarily feel the heat. I more so heard the sizzling of my ear wax. As the fire came closer to my face, obviously,
I started feeling it a little more. Ready to part? Yeah, we’re parting. Get outta me. It’s been almost a month now since I’ve
had the procedure, and my ears definitely feel a lot less pressurized. They feel cleaner, which I’m kind of embarrassed
to say. I don’t necessarily know if I’m hearing
better, but I feel a difference. So, maybe I just don’t listen. Personally, I’m kind of a one or done type
of person. I just wanted to try ear candling, so since
I put that off my list, I feel I’m good. But I wouldn’t mind trying it again. There are good indications that it is already
happening, and that is for the Eastern and Western medicine to come together. Everything works together, everything is
connected, and that is what is holistic. I hope that people start taking their
health and the things that they’re feeling into their own hands. Get to the answer, because if it makes you
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