Hopi Ear Candles
(Thermo Auricular Therapy)
This 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 Shaman 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 does it work ?
The Hopi candle is not a candle as such, but a hollow tube made out of cotton flax. To stiffen the flax, they are impregnated with bees wax and herb oils (in particular chamomile, sage and St Johns wort), the healing properties of which have been known to the Hopi tribe for hundreds of years.
The making of the candles is a complex process and all genuine Hopi candles are made in the traditional manner.
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.
What does a treatment involve?
You are asked to lie comfortably and listen to relaxing music. The candle is then gently placed into the auditory canal, where it is lit. It is held it in a vertical position. You will experience a pleasant crackling sound as the candle burns and a warm comfortable feeling. As the candle burns down you will be given a gentle face massage. The candle is then taken away while you lie there for a few moments before turning over to treat the other ear.
What are the benefits ?
Though results may vary from person to person, some clients have reported Hopi Candles to be helpful with:
- Excessive or compacted wax in the ears
- 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
If in doubt, always contact your GP.
Hopi Ear Candles do not cure ailments, but promote the mental and physical conditions necessary to foster positive good health.
Treatments can be carried out at home or in the workplace in a convenient quiet location. The client remains clothed at all times, which makes the treatment an ideal solution for workplace attendance.