Hopi Ear Candles

Hopi Ear Candling or Thermo Auricular Therapy, as it is also known, is an alternative method to treat a variety of conditions in and around the ear, nose and throat area.

How do they work?hopi ear candles

The candles work by vapourising their ingredients once lit, causing convectional air flow towards the first chamber of the ear. The candle creates a mild suction which lets the vapours gently massage the eardrum and auditory canal. Once the candle is placed in the ear it forms a seal which enables wax and other impurities to be drawn out of the ear.

The candles are mainly used today as a relaxing treatment to ease away the causes of stress in our Western culture and is a means to address a number of problems relating to the ear, neck and facial areas.

What can be treated with Hopi Ear Candles?

  • Tinnitus, compacted ear wax and glue earhopi ear candles
  • Sore throats and hay fever
  • Headache and migraine
  • Sinusitis and rhinitis
  • Catarrh and asthma
  • Vertigo
  • Ménière’s Disease
  • Neuralgia

What cannot be treated with Hopi Ear Candles?

  • Perforation or lack of eardrumwomen with a hopi ear candle
  • Ventilation tubes, auricular drains or grommets
  • Recent ear surgery
  • Auricular Cysts
  • Acute Mastoiditis
  • Otosclerosis or Otospongiosis
  • Ear tumour

If you are in doubt about any of these conditions or problems you have with your ear you must consult your GP before attending a treatment.

What does the treatment include?

  • A short consultation about medications and ear conditions
  • An ear examination
  • A candle is then put in the first ear and lit (this lasts approximately 9-11 minutes)
  • The ear is then cleaned
  • The second ear is then treated and cleaned
  • There is a facial massage to improve circulation and energy flow to the area
  • The client will be asked to drink a glass of water to rehydrate
  • The candles can then be examined to identify problems with the ear and ascertain whether further treatments are needed

What should I do after the treatment?

For 24 hours after the treatment you should:

  • Protect your ears by keeping them as covered as possible
  • Protect your ears from cold and wind
  • Keep water out of ears as much as possible
  • Drink plenty of water

You may also feel some initial itchiness or discomfort within the ears but this will soon pass.