Also known as Auricular Therapy or Hopi Ear Candles.
This is a relaxing treatment, safe for children, adults and during pregnancy. This therapy originates from a Native American Indian tribe called the Hopis (meaning ‘peaceful people’). Hopi ear candles are believed to support imbalances within the ear, nose, throat and chest areas including build up of wax, ringing in the ears, hearing difficulties and sinus problems as well as colds, ‘flu, sore throats, headaches and migraines. The ear candle is not actually a candle but a cotton tube impregnated with beeswax, sage, St John’s Wort, chamomile, honey and beta-carotene. It is lit and the non-burning end is placed gently into the outer ear passage. The candle generates a gentle heat that produces a light suction action and draws impurities gently to the surface, where they can be removed. Most deposits evaporate and are carried away through the candle ‘chimney’, but some are found in the condensed candle wax residue. A lymphatic facial massage completes the treatment to encourage further drainage.
Ear Nose and Ear issues are a symptom rather than the true reasoning for the ill-health. A Naturopathic nutritional therapy consultation is recommended to help identify the cause of the problem however if this is not your approach Hopi ear candling can also be combined with massage, far infrared treatments and reflexology to offer a deeper treatment.