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 and light suction process upon the head and ears, which soothes, relieves and relaxes.
How do Hopi 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 the 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 the 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.
What Are Hopi Ear Candles Used For?
Though results may vary from guest to guest , some people have reported Hopi Ear Candles to be helpful with:
- Excessive or compacted wax in the ears
- Irritation in the ears and sinuses
- Pressure regulation in cases of: sinusitis / tinnitus / 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 on the ears, ringing and tinnitus
- Remember, if in doubt, always contact your doctor!
Are There Any Side Effects?
No contradictions are known to date but as a precaution, it is advisable not to use Hopi 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 guests 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 can sometimes experience slight headaches and occasional popping shortly after the treatment.
What a Typical Treatment Session Entails
You are asked to lie comfortably and listen to relaxing music. The candle is then gently placed onto the auditory canal, where it is lit. It is held in a vertical position and held steady. You will experience a pleasant crackling sound as the candle burns and a warm comfortable feeling. As the candle burns down, the residue ash will just turn to dust. The candle is then taken away while you lie there for a few moments before turning over to treat the other ear. Most guests find the whole experience very relaxing. Some fall asleep during the treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the residue of the candle go into the ear?
No – the candles are made with a plug inside which prevents anything from going into the ear
Does it help to have a treatment before taking a flight
Yes – especially if you suffer from sinus problems, it is a good idea to have a treatment prior to your flight to get rid of any excess wax
I suffer from a lot of ear wax and often have them syringed. Could I use these candles instead?
Yes you could. A number of guests who previously endured the discomfort of syringing no use Hopi Ear Candles instead
A Brief History of Hopi Ear Candles
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, 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 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.