Hopi Ear Candles
Also known as Thermal Auricular Therapy
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 extract of honey 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
What can be treated with Hopi Ear Candles?
Tinitus, compacted ear wax and glue ear Sore throats and hay fever Headache and migraine Sinusitis and rhinitis Catarrh and asthma Vertigo Menier's Disease Neuralgia
The treatment is very gentle and relaxing and may take up to an hour, depending on the condition being treated.
The candle is placed over the ear orifice and ignited. It is only allowed to burn to within 4 inches of the end of the candle.
As it burns it produces a gentle local heat. The warm air combined with the oil and herbs soften the wax and draw it into the base of the candle. The candle is then removed and the ear . The treatment is repeated on the other ear and then a mini facial massage is carried out.
What cannot be treated with Hopi Ear Candles? Perforation or lack of eardrum Ventilation tubes, auricular drains or grommets Recent ear surgery Auricular cysts Acute mastoiditis Otosclerosis or Otospon