Hopi ear candling, otherwise known as thermal auricular therapy is a treatment that was introduced into the modern world by a Native American Indian tribe, known as the Hopi (peaceful people).
It is a non-invasive and pleasant ear treatment, which can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions. It involves the use of a special candle, lighted on one end to induce heat into the ears and the head, which relieves, soothes and relaxes.
It is very useful in times of stress and has been handed down generation after generation. Some of the civilizations that used this method include ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Sumerians. Ancient wall paintings showed that they were used in healing and traditional rituals.
In the modern world, the candles are still made on the basis of those formed back in the day. The ingredients used are; sage, beeswax, St. John ‘s wort, and chamomile.
What to expect from Hopi Ear Candles?
The only tool that is used for this process is the specially designed hollow candle. The practitioner will ask the client to lie down straight on one side. Carefully and gently, he will insert the candle into the opening of one ear, then light then light the other end. On doing this, the essential oils that are in the candle will be infused into the ear.
A temporary vacuum will be created inside the candle, drawing out all the loose matter into the candle, including ear wax. As the candle burns, you will hear a pleasant and soft crackling sound, and a warm feeling as the candle reduces.
On completion, there will be a waxy substance on the end that was inserted in the ear. If one has compacted ear wax, it becomes lose during the treatment and the person will find a minor discharge, oozing from the ear.
The treatment is generally gentle and feels completely warming, relaxing, and soothing. On top of the crackling sound, you will also hear a wave-like sound. Most people find themselves dozing off as it takes around forty five minutes.
Once both ears have been treated you will be left to unwind for a couple of minutes before receiving a relaxing face massage to culminate the therapy and leave you soothed and carefree.
- Removes toxins from the lymphatic system
- Clears the sinuses
- Reduces stress
- Equalizes ear-pressure
- Improves smell, taste and sight.
- Greater emotional balance
- Reduce snoring
- Relieve tension headaches
When should it be avoided?
Virtually anyone can go for hopi ear candling treatment. However, if you have the following conditions, it is best that you avoid it until you feel better. – Infection or inflammation of the ear.
- Infection or inflammation of the ear.
You can only proceed with the treatment only after allowing twelve hours to pass after the antibiotic cover.
- Perforated eardrums
- Auricular cysts
- Epileptics should avoid it at all costs
- If you have no eardrum you cannot engage in the practice
- If in the past three months you have had ear surgery.
- If you are under any medical treatment for ear conditions, make a point of consulting your doctor.
How frequent should the treatments be?
Every person has a different time frame. The frequency of Hopi treatments that might be expected to cure an issue relies upon various aspects. The age of the individual, the period of time they have had the condition and what condition the individual is experiencing.
For the best results, it is best that you go for the treatment at most once a month.