A BRIEF HISTORY OF HOPI EAR CANDLES
Hopi Ear Candling 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. 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.
WHAT IS HOPI EAR CANDLING?
Hopi Ear Candling (also known Thermal Auricular Therapy) is a pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears. It is used to offer real and calming benefits for many problems and conditions associated with the ear, nose and throat areas. The therapy is widely used by doctors in Europe and America as an alternative to conventional treatments such as antibiotics, ear syringing and grommets. A Hopi ear candle treatment is a deeply relaxing, calming and soothing experience.
HOW DO HOPI EAR CANDLES WORK?
The process of Hopi candling involves a specially designed hollow candle being inserted just inside the ear canal. The Hopi ear candle is then lit and this forms suction. Secretion flow is gently stimulated and the vapour collects and removes impurities or deposits; often referred to as the ‘chimney’ effect. The rising air gives the ear drum a gentle massage and also helps to regulate ear pressure. This is soothing, calming and protects the irritated areas.
Most of these impurities and deposits are carried away through the candle "chimney", although some of them can be found in the condensed or lower section of candle wax after removal from the ear, or could even work their way up to the surface 24-48 hours after.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN HOPI EAR CANDLING HELP?
- Hay Fever
- Compacted Ear Wax
- Sore Throats
- Glue Ear
- Post Diving Pressure
- Post Flying Pressure
- Bell’s Palsy
- Balance Problems
Hopi Ear Candling is not a cure for any disease or ailment, however, regular ear candle treatments may be considered an important adjunctive therapy to help you stimulate lymphatic system and blood flow.
ARE THERE ANY CONTRAINDICATIONS TO HAVING THIS TREATMENT?
- Infection or inflammation of the ear
- Ear Tumour
- Lack of ear Drum
- Perforation of the ear drum
- Surgery of the ear drum
- Auricular cysts/acute mastoiditis/otosclerosis/otospongiosis
- Known allergy to bee products
- Known allergy to ingredients of the candle
- Any other condition of the ear which may affect treatment
Hopi Ear Candling treatment is not a substitute for traditional medical care by your GP, it is a complementary therapy that may be used in conjunction with conventional medicine. Should you be aware of any reason why this treatment is contraindicated for you or you have a serious health problem, please consult your GP first.