Hopi Ear Candling

Hopi Ear Candling

Ear candling (thermo auricular therapy) as a complementary therapy has become increasing popular in the last 30 years although having being practised for hundreds if not thousands of years.

Created by the Hopi Pueblo Native American Indian Tribe using essential oils, beeswax, herbs and cotton they produced themselves. In the 1980s a German company Biosun started research and testing and producing them for the world market.

A Typical Treatment: approx one hour:
A consultation will be taken, after which, while lying down fully clothed on your better ear side, treatment will begin. The therapist secures the candle at all times between their fingers for safety reasons.

The candle will be lit before inserted into the ear making sure to have a good connection, the candle then is burnt down to the marker point taking anywhere between 10 and 15 minutes, is then removed and extinguished in water. The ear is checked for residue and cleaned way if present and repeated on the opposite side. The burning time of each candle will be recorded for comparison purposes. The difference in times is an indicator of the state of the ears and surrounding facial tissues. A neck (Lymph drainage) and face (sinus drain) massage will then take place to enhance the actions of the candles (drainage etc.) if client does not want this part of the treatment that will be respected.

After the treatment the remnants of the candles are cut open and discussed.
Physical action of ear candling:
A light suction action (the chimney effect) occurs and the movement of the flame creates a vibration of herbal vapour which generates a massaging effect on the ear drum.

Benefits of Ear candling:
Clear nasal congestion
Improved sense of smell
A soothing of pressure of pain in sinuses
Clearing of headache
Beneficial with tinnitus
Beneficial with vertigo

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