What is Hopi Ear Candling?
Thermal Auricular Therapy is the correct term used for the treatment also known as Hopi Ear Candles. It is a non-invasive and kind treatment of the ears, used to treat a variety of conditions. The ear candles induce a residual and revitalising heat on the head and within the ears, which can soothe, relieve and relax.
A Short History of Hopi Ear Candles
An ancient natural therapy that has been handed down by many civilisations. It is understood that the Ancient Greeks used ear candles for spiritual healing, purifying and cleaning and much later, purely on a physical basis. Eventually, the practice found its way into the modern world via the Hopi American Indians of North Arizona. Traditionally, Shamen healers used the ear candles, and this was depicted in ancient wall paintings to show their importance in initiation rituals and other healing ceremonies of the Shamen tribe. Hopi ear candles continue to be made today by the traditional formula originating back to the Hopi Indians.
Hopi Ear Candles- How do they work?
The candles are made using the natural ingredients of honey extracts, beeswax, and herbs. Consistently high quality is always ensured. The candles, working on a chimney principle, draw impurities to the surface and are gently removed. The pressure in the head and ears can become balanced. Secretion flow is gently stimulated, and the vapour collects and removes impurities or deposits.
Although results vary from patient to patient, reports are that Hopi Ear Candles may be useful in assisting with a wide range of disorders in ears and sinuses and have a relaxing calming effect for stress disorders.
Are there any side effects?
No contraindications are known to date. As a precaution, do not use Hopi candles:
- If grommets are in situ
- If there is infection or inflammation
- If you suffer from or are likely to have an allergic reaction to the contents.
Most clients find the treatment to be relaxing and often describe a “slightly relieving feeling” in the head and ears combined with a relaxing and calming effect on the whole system.
Where long-term or chronic conditions are being treated, the client can sometimes experience a slight headache or occasional popping after the treatment.
What happens during a typical Treatment Session?
You will be asked to lie comfortably and listen to relaxing music. The candle is then gently placed into the auditory canal and is then lit. You can sometimes experience a gentle crackling sound as the candle burns, and a warm, comfortable feeling ensues. As the candle burns down, any residue ash is safely captured during the process. The candle is then taken away while you lie there for a few moments before turning over to treat the other ear. Most clients find the whole experience very relaxing.
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