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Thermal Auricular Therapy


What is Thermal Auricular?
Thermal Auricular Therapy (also known as Hopi Ear Candles) is a pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears, used to treat a variety of conditions. These ear candles induce a revitalising heat upon the head and ears, which soothes, relieves and relaxes. The Hopi ear candle is quite different from conventional wax candles, they are actually a cotton tube, impregnated with beeswax, and other therapeutic oils that is, painlessly inserted into the ear to draw out impurities and relieve pressure.

History of Thermal Auricular/Hopi Ear Candles

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 (it's interesting to note that Hopi means peaceful people). 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.

How do Thermal Auricular /Hopi Ear Candles work?

The candles are made from the natural ingredients of beeswax, honey extracts, sage, St Johns Wort, chamomile, beta-carotene and organically grown flax. A constant high quality is ensured. The candles work on a chimney principle, drawing any impurities to the surface where they can be gently removed. They equalise the pressure in the head and ears, making them suitable for most conditions. Secretion flow is gently stimulated and the vapour collects and removes impurities or deposits. Most of these are, carried away through the candle "chimney", although some of them can be found in the condensed candle wax residue after removal from the ear, or could even work their way up to the surface 24-48 hours after.

What Are The Benefits of Thermal Auricular/Hopi Ear Candles?

Though results may vary from patient to patient, some of my clients have reported Hopi Candles to be helpful with:
•    Excessive or compacted wax in the ears
•    Irritation in ears and sinuses
•    Pressure regulation in cases of :  glue ear / colds / flu
•    Migraine
•    Stimulation of local and reflex energy flow
•    Energetic revitalisation in cases of hearing impairment
•    Relaxing and calming effect in cases of stress
•    Noises in the ears, ringing, tinnitus
•    Sinusitus
•    Hayfever and rhinitus
•    Tension headaches
•    Travel sickness
•    Meniere's disease
•    Catarrh, asthma
•    Anxiety and stress
•    Stimulates lymphatic system

Although there is no scientific, evidence that thermal auricular/Hopi Ear Candling can cure any of these conditions there is, a growing number of people who claim that the treatment has been a positive benefit to their problem. Anyone can be treated with thermal auricular/Hopi Ear Candles including children providing they don't have any of the contra indications indicated. Many clients find the treatment relaxing and calming, as well as the relief that derives from reduced pressure in the ears and sinuses. The treatment is an alternative for people who have found ear syringing uncomfortable.

What to Expect During a Thermal Auricular/Hopi Ear Candling Treatment
Before you have your thermal auricular/Hopi Ear Candling treatment, you will be, given a full consultation and asked a number of questions regarding any problems that you may have with your ears. This to help assess whether Hopi candling will be a safe treatment for you to have and to find out what your expectations of the treatment. I will examine your ear with otoscope which detects abnormalities inside the ear. Clients are fully dressed and asked to remove make up and jewellery before the treatment starts. The client lies down on their side with their head supported on a pillow so the auditory canal is vertical. The candle is then lit and the non burning end. The candle then generates a pleasant crackling sound and a warm comfortable feeling whilst drawing impurities from the ear. The candle burns for approximately 10 minutes and the process is, repeated on the other ear. A small amount of ear wax is also removed during the treatment.  The treatment is, followed by a period of relaxation and a complete facial massage, which concentrates, on the sinus area therefore relieving sinus pain and easing breathing.

How often can you have Hopi ear candling?
There are some guidelines that can be followed with regard to the number of Hopi treatments a person can have to achieve positive results. For a problem that has come on suddenly, for example, a cold or blocked nose, it is safe to have treatments up to twice a day for the first 2 days and then 3 or 4 more over the next 10 days. Long term problems, such as hearing loss or tinnitus, Hopi treatments can be given 3 times in the first week, twice in the second week and once in the third week. A Hopi treatment once a month can be beneficial for preventing problems.


Thermal Auricular Therapy 1 hour £25.00