Hopi Ear Candling
What is it, and how does ear candling work?
Hopi Ear Candles are hollow tubes made from cotton, soaked in beeswax, honey and herbs. When lit, the candle acts like a chimney, causing the warm air inside to rise this then creates 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.