Tinnitus: How am I supposed to clean my ears without candling or putting anything into my ears?

If you do your research, medical advice websites and home encyclopedias recommend that you clean the outside of your ears, and some make sure that you don’t try ear candling.

Here are some questions:

If the passageways from my outer ear to my inner ear to my nasal/sinus cavities are clogged up due to pollution and other factors, why should I not put “anything” into my ears?

If people put oil into their ears and it helps the wax come out, thus supporting the natural process of the ear cleaning itself…why shouldn’t I do that? Also, why would the medical community have so much advice about leaving ear cleaning to professionals? I mean, am I going to jab some kind of object in my ear? I’m not foolish. As a matter of fact, I’m just talking about putting oil into my ears. AND, you can even BUY ear oils. Now just because something is available for sale does not mean that one should purchase or use it, but it seems to me that the whole idea of “leave your ears to the professionals” takes the power away from the person whose ears they actually are.

Why would doctors advise their patients against ear candling? Because they may burn themselves or their home? Well, maybe their patients can handle fire responsibly. What about benefit to the ears?

Doesn’t it make sense that having clean ears and nasal passages is a good idea for everyone, not just people with tinnitus?

Cheers and many blessings!