Ear candling or thermo-auricular therapy is a simple, effective treatment for conditions associated with the ear, sinuses, nose and throat.
The treatment has a long and varied history. The native American Hopi tribe reportedly taught the technique to visiting Europeans in pre-colonial times and the modern incarnation of the treatment is primarily based on the form used by the Hopi Indians who possess great medicinal knowledge and spirituality. The practice was virtually lost for many years as modern medicine introduced the use of antibiotics and syringing of the ears, but it is now enjoying a resurgence.
A thermo-auricular therapy session will typically last one hour and regular use of ear candles provides a wide range of benefits, extending far beyond the ear and sinuses. The lymphatic system and metabolism are improved by this pleasant and completely painless treatment and a number of psychological and spiritual benefits have also been associated with the treatment.
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The use of Hopi ear candles is safe for people of any age. Children can gain real benefits in terms of relaxation and stress reduction, as well as overcoming painful problems such as Glue Ear. The elderly can also benefit through the relief of common complaints such as Tinnitus and hearing loss, as well as enjoying the relaxation and stress reduction promoted by the treatment. Pilots, air crew, business people who fly a lot, parachutists and divers have all gained particular benefit from the pressure regulating capacity of the treatment. Of course, the number of treatments that may be needed to cure a problem depends on a number of factors, including the age of the person, the length of time they have had the condition and the condition itself. A regular treatment can form part of your general healthcare routine, and prevent issues from developing in the first place.
The candle is a simple fabric tube made from organic cotton or linen which is dipped in a solution of honey extracts, pure beeswax, beta-carotene and traditional crushed Indian herbs, known for their therapeutic qualities, including St. John’s Wort, camomile and sage.
When the candle is inserted into the ear and lit the flame creates a gentle vacuum drawing wax, candida, yeast, and other debris from the ear canal into the hollow candle. The procedure is comfortable and soothing. Recipients of the treatment sometimes fall asleep, and it has a relaxing, calming effect on the whole body. A treatment is often followed by a gentle facial massage, especially around the ears, sinuses and lymphatic areas.
It is advised that Hopi ear candles should not be used in the following circumstances:
In cases of acute infection or inflammation around the ear
If the eardrum is perforated
If you have grommets, or recent surgery to the ear
If you are allergic to any of the components of the candles (please ask).
I use Biosun ear candles which are currently the only ear candles in Europe to have a Medical Device Classification. They are safe to use and free from unnecessary chemicals.
Treatment prices can be found on my information page.
Please contact me for more information, or to arrange an appointment.