Hopi Ear Candling (Thermo-Auricular Therapy)
Thermo-Auricular Therapy or commonly known as Hopi Ear Candling is a classic clearance therapy that can be used successfully for many problems related to the ear and head area. The therapy is an intensive yet pleasant and completely painless method of local heat application, and suitable for all ages, even children.
The word Hopi means “people of peace” and is the name of a native Indian tribe in America.
What can Hopi Ear Candling treat?
- Migraines and headaches
- Colds, flu and sore throats
- Stress – the treatment is so relaxing many fall asleep
- Noises in the ear, e.g. Tinnitus
- Relieve blocked sinuses and release built up pressure
- The Lymphatic system
- Reduce wax build up
- Increases blood flow to the affected area promoting necessary healing
- Glue ear
- Rhinitis / Hay fever
- Meniere’s disease
- Relaxing and calming in times of stress
- Creates a balanced feeling
- Aids alertness, concentration and clearer thinking
The candle, a cylindrical tube (it does not have a wick and is hollow) is placed in the ear having been lit at the other end and held in place at all times by myself. The candle contains numerous herbal, essential oil and tincture extracted ingredients the main ones being: flax, honey, beeswax, sage and chamomile.
Flax is the base ingredient used to make the linen like material. The material is submerged in containers for 4-6 weeks which contain honey, herbal oils and extracts. The fabric is then suspended allowing excess honey to drain off. The fabric is then rolled into cylinder shape, the filter inserted and sprayed with Beeswax to help it maintain its tubular shape and seal in the essential ingredients.
How does it work?
When the candle is lit and gently inserted into the ear a moderate suction action is created, lightly manipulating the tympanic membrane. For some people, in the case of excessive ear wax, the treatment is so effective that wax continues to rise to the surface up to 48 hours following the treatment-this also depends on how much wax has built up.
As the treatment is able to stimulate the ear, nose and throat, all the sinuses can be relieved over a series of treatments.
When congestion of these areas is reduced and/or removed a feeling of tranquillity, composure, comfort, relief and release is induced (this can be beneficial for those who suffer from frequent migraines or headaches).
The movement and energy of the flame sends tiny vibrations down the candle which gently massages the tympanic membrane (the tympanic membrane is the seal between the outer ear and the inner ear-also known as the ear drum). As the membrane is massaged any excess pressure within the inner ear is released. This can be very helpful for people who suffer from pain in the ear when flying or diving.
Why does wax build up?
The excretion of wax is the body’s natural process of cleansing and protecting the ear. The more items that fall into the ear the more wax the ear produces. For example, if a man shaves his head and small pieces of hair fall in to the ear, the hair is perceived as a foreign object and the body is stimulated to produce more wax in order to protect the inner ear from the hair. The same principle applies for people who work in a dusty environment, use ear plugs or personal stereos with small ear phones.
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Cotton wool buds are bad for the ears. Wax will naturally migrate out of the ear. People who use cotton wool buds in their ears often push the wax further down the canal compacting it, thus leading to hearing problems.
What to expect from your treatment?
The first Hopi Ear Candling treatment will include a full consultation and will be approximately 50mins. Both ears will be checked using an otoscope and evaluated. You will then lie back and relax to the soothing relaxation music as both ears are treated.
How much does it cost?
Each treatment costs £30
Discounts are available if a series of treatments are needed.
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