Hopi Ear Candling, otherwise known as Thermo Auricular Therapy is a somewhat controversial treatment. When I was considering taking the course to learn about it, I must have watched every You Tube video there was! And there were some very mixed opinions on the treatment.
Deciding to take the plunge and find out for myself I took the course. Now I’m happily sharing some of that information with you 🙂
The use of ear candles is an ancient therapy which has been handed down through the years. It’s most notably native in America where the oldest tribe of Pueblo people with their great medicinal knowledge and spirituality give their name to the candles we call Hopi.
Ear candles were used traditionally by shamen healers. Ancient wall paintings like the ones found in the caves of the grand canyon show the importance of ear Candling in initiation and healing ceremonies of the tribe.
It is thought that the Ancient Greeks used ear candles, initially probably for cleansing the ear.
The modern world uses these candles now through the North American Hopi Indians.
Why Hopi Ear Candling?
Hopi Ear Candling is non-invasive. The safe production of heat and natural ingredients combined, eases pain and discomfort.
Syringing is a common practise and effective at removing ear wax however it is an invasive treatment and can sometimes hurt the ear, so people like to try Hopi Ear Candling after syringing as a preventative measure or as an alternative to it.
Conditions that Hopi Ear Candling can help with.
- Excessive/compacted ear wax
- Allergic rhinitis
- Glue ear
- Headaches and migraines
- Noises and tinnitus
- Meniere’s disease
- Swimmers ear
- Flying problems and pressure regulation
- Loss of smell
- Helps immune system
I’m all about aromatherapy and I personally like that there are many physiological and psychological benefits for the client with this treatment. Not only does it reduce stress and relax the mind, but also physically helps the ears, head and sinuses.
The candles are called candles as during the treatment they are lit and burn down but there the similarity ends.
They are made of pesticide free woven cotton which is impregnated with 100% pure beeswax, honey extracts, sage, St. John’s wort, chamomile and beta-carotine, more commonly known as vitamin A.
The warmed vapours are drawn down the hollow centre of the candle to the outer portion of the ear by a long established chimney principle.
The heat and vapours gently massage the ear drum. This helps to regulate the pressure systems within the head including the sinuses.
The vapour that comes back up the candle or chimney, may contain impurities but it will not be ear wax. However the ear wax may be softened and come away more easily.
The massage encourages the vapours to flow around the sinus areas where they soothe irritated areas. It also helps to stimulate the blood circulation and intensify the immune system.
My experience as a client
My experiences of Hopi Ear Candling have been relaxing. I have enjoyed the treatments, although I’ve not had problems with my ears.
I do think that the treatment without the massage would be a crime. This for me was the cherry on the cake.
My clients feedback
The biggest result I’ve had so far, is a child suffering from glue ear. The doctors wanted to perform surgery and insert grommets. But through Hopi Ear treatments once a fortnight for 3 months, the decision was reversed and the surgery never took place.
I am constantly looking for evidence that this treatment can be of benefit. Have you tried Hopi Ear candles? Did it help you? I would love to hear about your experiences.
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Until next time… improve your health & well being 🙂