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”.
What is a Hopi Ear Candle?
Ear candles are an ancient, mild and natural therapy and have been used by the Native American Indian for many years. The Hopi candle is not a candle as such, but a hollow tube made out of cotton 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 for hundreds of years. The making of the candles is a complex process and all genuine Hopi candles are made in the traditional manner.
Each treatment takes approximately 45 – 60 minutes and is very relaxing depending on how long the candle takes to burn down. The number of treatments 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 and surrounding area is then massaged. The treatment is repeated on the other ear and then a complete facial massage is carried out, paying particular attention to the sinus areas and drainage via the lymph nodes.
What Conditions Can Ear Candles Help?
Ear candles in conjunction with the gentle massage may help to improve circulation, lymphatic flow and drainage in the head and neck area. We have found this useful for: excessive or compacted earwax glue ear itchy ears dull hearing Pre and post flight ear disturbance Some of our clients have found this useful to relieve their headaches, although there are no clinical trial to substantiate this. It is not suitable for those with perforated eardrums, where grommets are in place or current inflammation or infection. It is a safe and gentle treatment for children.
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