A Brief History of Hopi Ear Candles
Hopi Ear Candling. This is an ancient and natural therapy handed down by many civilisations. It is believed that the Ancient Greeks used ear candles, initially probably for cleansing, purifying and healing on a spiritual basis, but much later on a purely physical basis. However, the practice reached the modern world via the native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona. Ear candles were used traditionally by Shamen healers. Ancient wall paintings show their importance in initiation rituals and healing ceremonies of the tribe. The candles are still made today on the basis of the old traditional formula originating from the Hopi Indians.
What are Hopi Ear Candles?
Hopi Ear Candling (also known Thermal Auricular Therapy) is a pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears, it is used to offer real and calming benefits for many problems and conditions associated with the ear, nose and throat areas. The therapy is widely used by doctors in Europe and America as an alternative to conventional treatments such as antibiotics, ear syringing and grommets. A Hopi ear candle treatment is a deeply relaxing, calming and soothing experience.
How do Hopi Ear Candles work?
The process of Hopi candling involves a specially designed hollow candle being inserted just inside the ear canal. The hopi candle is then lit and the suction that is formed draws secretion flow is gently stimulated and the vapour collects and removes impurities or deposits. Often referred to as the ‘chimney’ effect. The rising air gives the ear drum a gentle massage and also helps to regulate ear pressure. This is soothing, calming and protects the irritated areas.
Most of these are carried away through the candle “chimney”, although some of them can be found in the condensed or lower section of candle wax after removal from the ear, or could even work their way up to the surface 24-48 hours after.
What are the candles made from?
Biosun ear candles are made from premium quality ingredients, including pesticide-free & untreated cotton, pure beeswax, honey extract which contains the following vitamins: B6, thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid. Minerals: calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, sodium and zinc, St Johns Wort, Sage and Camomile a herb which has anti-inflammatory and astringents properties which helps to restrict blood flow and mucous secretion and helps relive mental stress, anxiety, nervousness and excitability.
All candles are CE approved they are a medical product according to medical device directive 93/42 EEC. Biosun ear candles are regularly tested by independent institutes.
The Hopi Ear Candling has been known to benefit the following:
Headaches , Compacted Ear Wax, Colds, Sore Throats, Influenza, Migraine, Hay Fever, Snoring, Tinnitus, Catarrh, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Vertigo, Glue Ear, Neuralgia, Post Diving Pressure, Post Flying Pressure, Bell’s Palsy, Balance Problems, Anxiety, Stress
Are there any contraindications?
If the client is suffering from any of the below symptoms then treatment can not be carried out
Infection or inflammation of the ear Ear Tumour
Lack of ear Drum
Perforation of the ear drum
Surgery of the ear drum
Auricular cysts/acute mastoiditis/otosclerosis/otospongiosi
Known allergy to bee products
Known allergy to ingredients of the candle
Any other condition of the ear which may affect treatment
Hopi Ear Candling is not a cure for any disease or ailment, Regular ear candle treatments may be considered an important adjunctive therapy to help you stimulate lymphatic system and blood flow.
Disclaimer: Hopi Ear Candling treatment is not a substitute for traditional medical care by your GP, it is a complementary therapy that may be used in conjunction with conventional medicine. Should you be aware of any reason why this treatment is contraindicated for you or you have a serious health problem, please consult your GP
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