Hopi Ear candles are an ancient, mild and natural therapy and have been used by the Native American Indian for many years.
The Hopi candle is not a candle as such, but a hollow tube made out of cotton flax. To stiffen the flax, they are impregnated with extract of honey and herb oils (in particular chamomile, sage and St Johns wort), the healing properties of which have been known to the Hopi tribe for hundreds of years. The making of the candles is a complex process and all genuine Hopi candles are made in the traditional manner.
The treatment is very gentle and relaxing and may take up to an hour, depending on the condition being treated.
The candle is placed over the ear orifice and ignited. It is only allowed to burn to within 4 inches of the end of the candle. As it burns it produces a gentle local heat. The warm air combined with the oil and herbs soften the wax and draw it into the base of the candle. The candle is then removed and the ear and surrounding area is then massaged. The treatment is repeated on the other ear. It is not suitable for those with perforated eardrums, where grommets are in place or those who may have an allergy to the ingredients. It is a safe and gentle treatment for children.
Treatments can often address the following:
- Sinusitis rhinitis.
- Earache and irritation of the ears including tinnitus.
- It is also suitable for the treatment of headaches and migraines.