Just found this intriguing take on the New Age practice of ear candling. Not quite sure if this thing is for real. Then again, when I first heard of ear candling, I wasn’t sure if that was real, either.
In case you’re wondering, ear candling is ineffective as an ear wax remover; the vacuum it creates is far too weak to pull anything out of the ear. Besides, a moderate amount of ear wax is good, since it helps fight infections. Who knows about claims of sucking out energy, but I don’t see how it could “cleanse the mind/brain”, since the ear canal doesn’t go all the way through to the brain.
On a lighter note, butt candling sounds like it could be all sorts of kinky fun.