The History of Hopi Ear Candling
Hopi Ear Candling originate from the Hopi Indians.
The modern incarnation of the treatment is primarily based on the form used by the Hopi (meaning "Peaceful People") Indians who possess great medicinal knowledge and spirituality.
Hopi Candling was widely used in numerous cultures dating back to approximately 2500BC, including the Egyptians, Chinese, Sumerians, Tibetan Monks and the American Indians since ancient times
The Native American Hopi tribe reportedly taught the technique to visiting Europeans in pre-colonial times. Rolled-up paper was often used for burning before the emergence of candles.
What Are Hopi Ear Candles and How Do Hopi Ear Candles Work?
Ear candling, sometimes called Thermal-aricular Therapy or Ear Coning involves the use of a flax tube, referred to as an ear candle, which can sometimes be impregnated with beeswax, honey and essential oils.
The ear candle (flax tube) is painlessly inserted into the outer ear canal whilst the fully clothed client lays comfortably on their side, with their head supported by a pillow. The ear candle is then lit (at the opposite end) and very gently turned to create a seal.
The candle then creates a pleasant crackling sound and a comfortable warm feeling in the outer ear canal. After about 15 minutes the ear candle is carefully and safely removed and extinguished in a bowl of water. The process is then repeated on the other ear, after extinguishing, the beeswax residue left in the candle is examined.
When lit, the candle acts like a chimney, causing the warm air inside it to rise and creating a vacuum at the bottom. This vacuum
gently stimulates the ear, facilitating removal of excess wax and impurities. It is important to note that the candle does not suck wax out of the ear; it stimulates the ear to eliminate the wax naturally, ensuring maximum safety.
Benefits of Hopi Ear Candling
- Improves the clients hearing
- Reduce ear wax
- Improve taste and smell
- Reduce sinusitis
- Reduce tinnitus
- Improve tension headaches
- Irritations in the nose, Rhinitis, hayfever symptoms
- Reduce snoring
- Relief from colds, flu, throat infections
- Helps with pressure from diving and flying
- Boosts immune system
Helps with glue ear
Use of the candles is contra-indicated if:
The ear drum is perforated
Grommets are in place
The ear is infected
The patient is allergic to any of the candle’s components.
This Treatment is 35 Minutes and includes a sinus massage.