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What are Hopi Candles?
Thermal Auricular Therapy (also known as Hopi Ear Candles) are hollow tubes made of cotton, soaked in beeswax, honey and herbs. When lit, the candle acts like a chimney, causing the warm air inside it to rise and creating a vacuum at the bottom. This vacuum gently stimulates the ear, facilitating removal of excess wax and impurities.
What are the benefits?
Hopi candles can be used for many conditions including deafness caused by excess wax, congested sinuses, irritation in the ears, ringing or noises in the ears, tinnitus, rhinitis, glue ear, colds, flu, headaches and migraines. As their action is so gentle, they are particularly suitable for children.
What are the effects?
In most cases the treatment is extremely soothing and relaxing, leaving the patient with a sense of well-being and reduced pressure in the ears or head. A little warmth is felt, and hissing and crackling noises are heard, with a little popping. Most people say that it is a very pleasant experience!
The initial effect can be an improvement in hearing or freer nasal breathing and an improved sense of smell. However, improvements can continue occurring for a day or two.
When can candles not be used?
The eardrum is perforated
Grommets are in place
The ear is infected
The patient is allergic to any of the candle’s components.
Remember, if in doubt, always contact your GP.
What a typical Treatment Session entails
You are asked to lie comfortably and listen to relaxing music. The candle is then gently placed into the auditory canal, where it is lit. I hold it in a vertical position, my hands keeping the candle steady and preventing any ash falling on to you. You will experience a pleasant crackling sound as the candle burns and a warm comfortable feeling. As the candle burns down, the residue ash (if it falls) will just turn to dust. The candle is then taken away while you lie there for a few moments before turning over to treat the other ear. Most clients find the whole experience very relaxing. Some fall asleep during treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions about Hopi Ear Candles
Here is a list of some typical questions I'm frequently asked. Hopefully anything you might want to know is covered somewhere on this page. If it isn't, don't hesitate to contact me.
Does the residue of the candle go into the ear? No - the candles are made with a plug inside which prevents anything going into the ear.
Does it help to have a treatment before taking a flight? Yes - if you have no ear infection and if you suffer with ears or sinus problems, it is a good idea to have a treatment prior to your flight to get rid of any excess wax.
I suffer from a lot of ear wax and often have them syringed. Could I use ear candling instead? Yes you could. I have a number of clients who previously endured the discomfort of syringing but now visit me for hopi treatment instead.
How much will a treatment cost?
A treatment will last for approx. 30 mins and it will cost £25
A follow up within 10 days is £15 if needed.