Hopi Ear Candle Therapy
HOW DO EAR CANDLES WORK?
It was through the Hopi Indians that the practice of ear treatment candles reached Europe where they are now widely used. This gentle calming therapy can bring relief and relaxation to the ears, nose and throat.
Hopi Ear Candle Therapy does not use 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.
The treatment is very gentle and relaxing. The candle is placed over the ear orifice. As it burns it produces a gentle local heat. The heat from the ear candle and the vibration of the flame help to soften and break up any ear wax or mucus. The sound of the flame creates a vibration that travels through the ear candle penetrating the eardrum which in turn vibrates the inner ear bones at such a frequency it is like an inner ear massage. This then pushes further into the eustachian tubes and the sinuses helping to push out any blocked pressure. This treatment is therefore detoxifying, and is still working in the body up to 48 hours after the treatment.
Both ears are treated and to complete your relaxation a facial massage is carried out, paying particular attention to the sinus areas.
Ear candles can help with the treatment of sinusitis, rhinitis, earwax, earache and irritation of the ears including tinnitus. It is also suitable for the treatment of headaches and migraines. The treatment may also spontaneously cause freer nasal breathing and an improved sense of smell, even when the nose was blocked before treatment.
It is not suitable for those with perforated eardrums, where grommets are in place or those who may have an allergy to the ingredients.
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