Hopi ear candling
Ear candling, also called thermal auricular therapy, is an alternative medicine practice claimed to improve general health and well being by lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other end in the ear canal.
Has been known to help with the following:Headaches, Migraine, Hay fever, Snoring, Compacted ear wax, Sore throats, Colds, Influenza, Tinnitus, Sinusitis, Asthma, Vertigo, Glue ear, Neuralgia, Post diving-flying pressure, Balance problems, Anxiety, Stress.
Since ancient times, many cultures including the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks, have used the traditional natural therapy of ear candling on a spiritual level, to purify and cleanse the aura. Hopi Ear Candling techniques as we know them today, however, are believed to originate from the Native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona.
The gentle and soothing therapy is indeed well known for its calming and relaxing effects. Ear candles are now widely used throughout the modern world for helping specific conditions and to still stressful minds.
Who Can Benefit?
A Hopi Ear Candle treatment can be enjoyed purely for relaxation purposes, but the process is believed to be helpful for many problems and conditions, including the following:
- Hay fever
- Irritability and stress
- May help to loosen excessive ear wax
- Ear pressure due to flying
How Does It Work?
The treatment involves placing an ear candle – a hollow tube made of unbleached cotton that is coated with natural ingredients such as beeswax, honey and herbs – into the ear canal. Treating each ear separately, as the candle gently burns down it is believed to act like a ‘chimney’ creating a light vacuum effect. The flicker of the flame also creates vibrations that massage the eardrum. The herbal vapours from the lit candle also swirl into the ear canal, helping to soothe and balance.
What Does It Feel Like?
As the candle burns down, many say it sounds like a fire softly crackling away which adds to the overall relaxing experience. The usual burn time of each candle is between ten and fifteen minutes.
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Maintain use – every 6 months
Slight congestion – every 3 months
Congestion – every months until clears, then to maintain programme.
Protect the ears, when swimming, the cold, and noisy environments for 24 hours
Avoid cleaning the ears for 24 hours
Drink plenty of water to enhance the detoxifying effect of massage and removal of waste products
Try and relax to maximize the effects of the treatment
Regulate treatments are advised to maintain relaxation and muscle tension.