Hopi Ear Candling is reported to help with the treatment of sinusitis, rhinitis, earwax, earache, and irritation of the ears including tinnitus. Many clients simply find the process quite relaxing.
About Hopi Ear Candling
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 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 and then a complete facial massage is carried out, paying particular attention to the sinus areas.
What Conditions Can Ear Candles Help?
Ear candles are reported to help with the treatment of sinusitis, rhinitis, earwax, earache, and irritation of the ears including tinnitus. Some clients may find the process is able to help ease the discomfort of headaches and migraines. Many clients simply find the process quite relaxing.
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.