What are Ear Candles?
The ear candles used in this relaxing and non-invasive treatment for problems with the ear, nose and throat, are made by hand using a traditional recipe and the finest ingredients. Premium quality, pesticide-free and untreated woven cotton is combined with pure beeswax, honey, and herbal essences of Sage, St. Johns Wort, and Chamomile.
Hopi Ear Candle Therapy, otherwise known as Thermal Auricular Therapy, soothes, relieves and relaxes and is invaluable to sufferers of:
- Headaches and migraine
- Stress and anxiety
- Sleeping disorders
- Blocked ears and sinuses
- Glue ear
Used regularly ear candles can prevent the need to syringe the ears for wax removal and make the fitting of grommets unnecessary.
How do Ear Hopi Candles work?
The ear candles create a light suction action like the effect that draws smoke up a chimney when the fire is alight. In addition, a vibration of air is created in the ear candle by the sound and movement of the flame, and this gently massages the eardrum, penetrating to vibrate the tiny bones in the inner ear and induce a pleasant feeling of warmth and a balance of pressure in the ears, forehead and sinuses while the herbal essences in the ear candle are absorbed into the blood stream through the skin to produce a feeling of calm relaxation. The vibration created by the flame continues on into the Eustation tube and, aided by the warmth, helps to soften and break up any wax or mucus which may be blocking the ears and sinuses, so relieving any uncomfortable pressure in the head area. Once broken down these waste products are more easily expelled through the lymphatic system. This process of detoxification will continue for up to 48 hours after treatment.
Hopi Ear Candle Treatment is contraindicated when:
- The client has a perforated eardrum
- Grommets are present inside the ear
- There is inflammation in the ear
- The client has a cochlear implant or is on medication prescribed by their doctor
- The client has an allergy to any of the ingredients.
- Infection of the ear.
- Skin disease in or around the ear.
- If the client has had surgery on the ear within 3 months.
- If the client has auricular cysts.
The ear candles are safe to use during pregnancy, but not recommended during the first 3 months. Aromatic ear candles that contain essential oils are also perfectly safe, as the amount of essential oil within the candle is very small, consisting of only 0.001 of a gram to the whole