Hopi ear candling or Thermo-auricular Therapy is an ancient effective natural therapy. Ear candles are used to treat various conditions of the ear, nose and throat area.
The practise is safe, non-invasive and pleasant. The candles are made from natural ingredients, usually 100% beeswax but sometimes with the addition of natural herbs or essential oils.
The candles work on a 'chimney' principle, drawing up impurities from within the ear. The rising air also has the effect of giving the ear drum a gentle, but pleasant massage which, in turn, helps to regulate pressure. They equalise the pressure in the head and ears, making them suitable for most conditions. Secretion flow is gently stimulated and the vapour collects and removes impurities or deposits. Most of these are carried away through the candle “chimney”, although some of them can be found in the condensed candle wax residue after removal from the ear, or could even work their way up to the surface 24-48 hours after.
Headaches and migraines
Snoring (in some cases)
Are there any side effects?
No contraindications are known to date but as a precaution, it is advisable not to use Hopi candles :
If grommets are in place
If there is inflammation or infection
In the event of an allergic reaction to the contents
However, most clients find the treatment relaxing and regularly describe a “slight relieved feeling” in the ears and head but also a relaxing and calming effect on the whole system. Where long-term conditions are being treated, the client sometimes experiences slight headaches and occasional popping shortly after the treatment.
What are Hopi Ear Candles?
Also known as Thermal Auricular Therapy are hollow candles made from the natural ingredients that are placed in the ear and then lit to draw out earwax and impurities as it burns, thus improving hearing.
How do they work?
The candles work on a chimney principle, drawing any impurities to the surface where they can be gently removed. They equalise the pressure in the head and ears, making them suitable for most conditions. Secretion flow is gently stimulated and the vapour collects and removes impurities or deposits. Most of these are carried away through the candle "chimney", although some of them can be found in the condensed candle wax residue after removal from the ear, or could even work their way up to the surface 24-48 hours after.
Can the wax residue of the candle go into the ear?
No, the candles are made with a filter inside which prevents anything falling into the ear.
Who can use them?
Hopi ear candles are suitable for children from 4 years old to adults.
What conditions can they help with?
Clients have reported that they have helped with a variety of conditions, such as hay fever, sinus problems and tinnitus. It also eases tension and stress. Always check with your doctor if you are unsure if a treatment is right for you.
Does it help to have a treatment before taking a flight?
Yes this is a great treatment prior to your flight to get rid of any excess wax and will help with pressure inside the ear.
I suffer from a lot of ear wax and often have them syringed. Can I use Hopi Ear Candling instead?
Yes you can. Many clients endured the discomfort of syringing but prefer Hopi Ear Candling instead.
I have an ear infection; can I still have a Hopi ear Candle treatment?
No, the heat caused by the candle can actually make the ear infection worse, they are also not recommended for clients with grommets or those that have had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients which are beeswax, honey extracts, sage, St John’s Wort, chamomile, beta-carotene and organically grown flax.
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