Ear Candling

What are Hopi Ear Candles?

Thermal Auricular Therapy (also known as Hopi Ear Candles) is a pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears, used to treat a variety of conditions. These ear candles induce a revitalising heat upon the head and ears, which soothes, relieves and relaxes.

A Brief History of Hopi Ear Candles

Ear candling, rochester medway kentThis is an ancient and natural therapy handed down by many civilisations. It is believed that the Ancient Greeks used ear candles, initially probably for cleansing, purifying and healing on a spiritual basis, but much later on a purely physical basis. However, the practice reached the modern world via the native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona (it's interesting to note that Hopi means peaceful people). Ear candles were used traditionally by Shamen healers. Ancient wall paintings show their importance in initiation rituals and healing ceremonies of the tribe. The candles are still made today on the basis of the old traditional formula originating from the Hopi Indians.

How do Ear Candles work?

The candles are made from the natural ingredients of beeswax, honey extracts, sage, St Johns Wort, chamomile, beta-carotene and organically grown flax. A constant high quality is ensured. 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. 

What are Ear Candles used for?

Though results may vary from patient to patient, some of my clients have reported Ear Candles to be helpful with:

  • Excessive or compacted wax in the ears (see patients comments)
  • Irritation in ears and sinuses
  • Pressure regulation in cases of : sinusitis / rhinitis / glue ear / colds / flu / headaches / migraine
  • Stimulation of local and reflex energy flow
  • Energetic revitalisation in cases of hearing impairment
  • Relaxing and calming effect in cases of stress
  • Noises in the ears, ringing, tinnitus

Remember, if in doubt, always contact your GP.

Are there any side effects?

No contradications are known to date but as a precaution, it is advisable not to use Ear 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 a typical Treatment Session entails

Clients are usually advised to remove jewellery before the treatment starts. Fully dressed the client will lie down on their side, with their head supported on a pillow so that the ear canal is vertical. The ear candle is then lit and the non-burning end is placed gently into the outer ear passage and is turned lightly to seal it in place. I will hold the candle in a vertical position, my hands keeping the candle steady.You will experience a pleasant crackling sound as the candle burns and a warm comfortable feeling. After around 10 minutes I will remove the candle, while you lie there for a few moments before turning over to treat the other ear. Most clients find the whole experience very relaxing. Some fall asleep during treatment.

This is then followed by a gentle face and scalp massage that assists the circulatory and lymphatic flow, further enhancing the benefits of the treatment.
 

Please Note..........
BIOSUN ear candles are used in the thermo-auricular therapy treatment as they are certified medical products according to EC guidelines and are of high quality and safety standards. The BIOSUN ear candles are handmade using pesticide-free, untreated, cotton and pure, natural regularly tested ingredients.

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