How Do They Work?
Also known as Hopi ear candling, or thermal auricular therapy, ear candles can vary in form, but they all work on a chimney principle. One end of a cylinder of waxed cloth is placed into the client’s ear, and the other is set alight to smoulder down slowly and evenly. As the candle burns, the heat moving down it creates a vacuum. The flame creates negative pressure, drawing wax and debris out of the ear canal.
The vapour emitted by the herbs and oils in the body of the hollow tube collects and removes impurities or deposits in the ear. Most of these are carried away and evaporate through the candle ‘chimney’. Some of them can be found in the condensed candle wax residue after the candle has finished burning. When these impurities have been drawn out, they can be gently removed from the ear. The clearing process can continue for 24-48 hours after the treatment has finished, as impurities gradually work their way up to the surface of the ear.
Ear candles equalise the pressure in the head and ears. This has a balancing impact on all activities in the head, which can be beneficial for a number of conditions. The secretion and flow of fluids in the ear is gently stimulated and brought into balance.
What Are Ear Candles Good For?
The candles soothe, relieve and calm the client, creating a great opportunity for relaxation. Ear candles are particularly helpful for excessive or compacted wax in the ears, irritation in the ears and sinuses, and pressure regulation in the ears in cases of sinusitis, rhinitis or glue ear. The candles can really help with colds and flu, persistent headaches and migraines. They can also be used as a gentle treatment for ear problems such as earaches and infections.
The treatment can give rise to an energetic revitalisation in cases of hearing impairment. There is a calming effect in cases of stress and anxiety. Noises in the ears, such as ringing and tinnitus can subside with regular use of ear candles.
Ear candles are safe and very effective. The main objective of a Hopi Ear Candle treatment is to stimulate the body’s energy systems. This generates an opportunity for healing in the body, mind and emotions, affecting all organs and systems of the body, as well as the mental and emotional disposition.
What Happens During A Treatment?
During your treatment you will rest comfortably on your side listening to music, or talking to your therapist if you so choose. One end of the candle is then gently placed at the entrance of the auditory canal. The other end is lit and burns down slowly. It is held steady in a vertical position by the therapist who monitors the process.
You may hear a crackling sound as the candle burns. This is accompanied by a warm comfortable feeling in the ear. After approximately 15 minutes the flame is extinguished approximately two inches above the ear.
The candle is carefully taken away and once you have turned over to the other side, the process is then repeated in the other ear with a new candle.
Most clients find the whole experience incredibly relaxing and some even fall asleep during the treatment.
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