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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-east Arizona that lend their name to the treatment. They used candles in medicinal ceremonies and initiations to clear negative energies from the head and aura. It is probably this which gives the practice it’s name. The making of the candles is a complex process and all genuine Hopi candles are hand-made in the traditional manner.

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.

  Background History

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-auricular therapy  is surrounded by mythical & colourful tales. They were NOT used by the Hopi Indians of America like many claim. Many still believe that Ear Candling or Ear Coning is an ancient practice used by the Egyptians, Indians, Tibetans and many ancient tribes thousands of years ago. There is also a belief that it is an ancient Atlantean practice and that the Ancient Greeks used ear candles for cleansing the spirit and healing the soul. However, there is little or no evidence to support any of this ancient history, but it is proved that ear candling has been practiced since the early 20th century

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)

Key Benefits

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

Auricular cysts

Acute mastoiditis

Otosclerosis or Otospongiosis

Ear tumour


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