Thermo Auricular Therapy
(Hopi ear Candles)

Thermo Auricular Therapy or Hopi ear candles

History of the Candles

Hopi ear candles are named after the Native American tribe who first introduced this gentle therapy to the West. The Hopi nation is renowned for their extensive knowledge of healing and their spiritual lifestyle. The translation of the word Hopi means "peaceful ones".

Ear candles are used widely throughout North America and Asia and although the current treatment has come to us from the Hopi tribe, the use of ear candles to treat ear problems has been known for centuries, having been used by the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks.

How the 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 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. The ear residue can continue to work its way to the surface of the ear for up to 48 hours after the treatment has been completed.

Are there any side effects?

No contraindications are known to date but as a precaution, it is advisable not to use Hopi candles :

  • If grommets are in place
  • If there is inflammation or infection
  • In the event of an allergic reaction to the contents.

However, most clients 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 sometimes experiences slight headaches and occasional popping shortly after the treatment.

The Treatment Session

This treatment includes an ear examination as well as a neck, scalp and facial massage.

After an ear examination with an Otoscope you will be asked to lie comfortably and listen to relaxing music. The candle is then gently placed into the auditory canal, where it is lit and held in position. You will experience a pleasant crackling sound as the candle burns and a warm comfortable feeling. As the candle burns down, the residue ash (if it falls) 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. The session is completed with a massage to the face, neck and scalp. Most clients find the whole experience very relaxing. Some fall asleep during treatment.

What Conditions Can Ear Candles Help?

Many individuals have reported feelings of clarity and well being after a treatment; others have a renewed feeling of balance in their lives.

The treatment offers a gentle alternative to ear syringing and is pain free.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of some typical questions asked regarding the treatment. If you have further queries don't hesitate to contact me.

  • Does the residue of the candle go into the ear?
    No - the candles are made with a plug inside which prevents anything going into the ear.
  • Does it help to have a treatment before taking a flight?
    Yes - if you have no ear infection and if you suffer with ears or 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. I have a number of clients who previously endured the discomfort of syringing but now visit me for hopi treatment instead.

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