The Hopi candle is not a candle as such, but a hollow tube made out of cotton flax. To stiffen the flax, it is impregnated with bees wax, and sometimes extract of honey and herb oils (in particular chamomile, sage and St Johns wort), the healing properties of which have been known to the Hopi tribe for hundreds of years. It is the Hopi Indians of north-
I use only traditionally made pure linen and beeswax candles, some have added essential oils or honey.
They are very safe as they have filters which prevent any possibility of candle debris entering the ear canal and a red line marked on them to designate the maximum burn level.
It is a common misconception that ear candles actually draw out ear wax from the ear using a chimney action. The residue in the candle after treatment is simply the wax from the candle and not ear wax! Ear wax is encouraged to disperse during and after ear candling but is NOT drawn out of the ear.
The history of Ear Candling also called thermal-
How They Work
There is much debate as to the exact way that ear candling works, but thousands swear to its effectiveness. It has been proved that the effects of ear candling reach far beyond that of the ENT & head. Once the candle has been lit and placed in the outer portion of the ear, the ingredients which are interwoven into the cotton flax start to vaporize and are drawn down the hollow centre of the candle into the ear using a chimney effect principle. This warm air creates a gentle pressure and vibrational effect (sound waves) which massage the ear drum. The movement of the ear drum is carried onward to the middle and inner ear. As the structures of the ear, nose & throat are inter connected the waves affect the pressure systems inside the head and sinuses and upper respiratory system. This Combination of gentle heat, massage and the vapours encourage relaxation of all the muscles of the head & throat, soothing irritated areas, stimulating blood flow, which aids healing. Any ear wax or mucus starts softening, and so is more easily expelled from the body and it’s not uncommon for people to notice an improvement in their hearing, sense of smell & taste. It invigorates the immune system and stimulates important acupuncture and reflex points. (directly affects the stomach, small intestines)
Ear Candles are used for Ear Nose and Throat conditions, and may help
After flying; Swimmers & Divers; Excessive wax; Pressure regulation in cases of Sinusitis, Rhinitis, Glue Ear, Colds, Flu Etc; Migraine and Headaches; TMJ (Clicking Jaw) pain; Tinitus and noises in the ears; Hearing Impairment; Catarrh & Asthma; Vertigo; Neuralgia; Menier’s Disease,
Ear Candles Can not be used if any of the following conditions are present:
Perforation or lack of eardrum
Ventilation tubes, auricular drains or grommets
Recent ear surgery
Otosclerosis or Otospongiosis
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