A Look At Hopi Ear Candles
Hopi Ear Candles Wolverhampton & Staffordshire
with Lynne Hancher
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What are Hopi Ear Candles?
Thermal Auricular Therapy (also known as Hopi Ear
Candles) is a pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears, used
to treat a variety of conditions. I use Hopi Candles frequently at
my practice in Wolverhampton and Staffordshire, but there are many
reputable therapists throughout the country. I also offer Reflexology
Training Courses (and can offer one
to one tuition by arrangement).
These ear candles induce a revitalising heat upon
the head and ears, which soothes, relieves and relaxes.
A Brief History of
Hopi Ear Candles
This is an ancient and natural therapy handed down
by many civilisations. It is believed that the Ancient Greeks used
ear candles, initially probably for cleansing, purifying and healing
on a spiritual basis, but much later on a purely physical basis.
However, the practice reached the modern world via the native American
Hopi Indians of North Arizona (it's interesting to note that Hopi
means peaceful people). Ear candles were used traditionally by Shamen
healers. Ancient wall paintings show their importance in initiation
rituals and healing ceremonies of the tribe. The candles are still
made today on the basis of the old traditional formula originating
from the Hopi Indians.
How do Hopi Ear Candles
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, or could even work their way up to the
surface 24-48 hours after.
What are Hopi Ear Candles used
Though results may vary from patient to patient,
some of my clients have reported Hopi Candles may help with a wide
range of disorders in ears and/or sinuses and have a relaxing calming
effect for stress disorders.
Remember, if in doubt, always contact your GP.
Are there any side effects?
No contradications 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
Where long-term conditions are being treated, the
client sometimes experiences slight headaches and occasional popping
shortly after the treatment.
What a typical Treatment
You are asked to lie comfortably and listen to
relaxing music. The candle is then gently placed into the auditory
canal, where it is lit. I hold it in a vertical position, my hands
keeping the candle steady and preventing any ash falling on to you.
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. Most clients find the whole experience very
relaxing. Some fall asleep during treatment.
How much does it cost?
The treatment lasts ½ hr. However, costs
can vary depending on time and location. Please contact me initially
for a brief discussion and appropriate prices.
Frequently Asked Questions about
Hopi Ear Candles
Here is a list of some typical questions I'm frequently
asked. Hopefully anything you might want to know is covered somewhere
on this page. If it isn't, 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
I suffer from a lot of ear wax and often have them syringed. Could I use ear
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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