What are Hopi Ear Candles (Thermo-Auricular Therapy)?
Traditionally, ear candles were used by Shamanic healers as depicted in ancient rock paintings. Hopi means peaceful people and refer to a tribe of Pueblo Indians who are very spiritual and have vast medicinal knowledge.
The Hopi people would use ear candles before a trance in order to cleanse themselves of negativity. In the West, Hopi Ear Candles have become useful tools in treating ear, nose and throat disorders. They are especially effective in treating ear/sinus problems, ear wax removal, catarrh, sinusitis, glue ear, headaches, sore throats, colds, hayfever, migraine, tinnitus, vertigo and
Natural ingredients are used to produce the ear candles which include 100% pure beeswax, honey extracts, sage, St John's Wort, Chamomile, Beta-Carotene and organically grown flax.
The process is extremely relaxing and soothing. A Hopi ear candle normally burns for 10-12 minutes. After the candle is extinguished, an ear, scalp and facial massage is carried out which further aids blood/lymph circulation and assists in draining the sinus tubes. The candles create a mild suction within the ear canal which helps to draw out impurities as well as balancing any pressure in the head/sinuses and ears. This chimney effect, together with the movement and heat of the flame, helps to create a vibration of air within the ear canal which subsequently gently massages the ear drum. Furthermore, the essential oils and herbs within the candle help to soothe any irritated areas, for example, dry skin or eczema within the ear canal.
Heat from the candle helps to stimulate the peripheral blood circulation which in turn boosts the immune system and reinforces lymphatic drainage. This is further reinforced in the massage following the candling whilst reflex zones/vital energy points are also stimulated.