Hopi ear candling also known as Thermal Auricular Therapy is a pleasant and gentle treatment of the ears. It is used to treat a variety of conditions associated with the ear, nose and throat areas. The therapy is widely used by doctors in Europe and America as an alternative to conventional treatments such as antibiotics, ear syringing and grommets (A grommet is a very small tube that is inserted into the ear through a small cut in the eardrum. It is used to treat a condition called glue ear found mainly in children) A grommet will drain away fluid in the middle ear and help to maintain the air pressure in the middle ear cavity.
Hopi ear candling is an ancient and natural therapy. 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 more physical basis. The practice became more widely known due to the native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona. Ear candles were used traditionally by the tribes Shamen healers and this was depicted in ancient wall paintings showing the use of ear candles in initiation rituals and healing ceremonies of the tribe. Today's candles are still made today on the basis of the old traditional formula originating from the Hopi Indians.
The process of Hopi candling involves a specially designed hollow candle being inserted just inside the ear canal. The hopi candle is then lit and the suction that is formed draws secretion, the ear canal is gently stimulated and the vapour collects and removes impurities or deposits. Often referred to as the ‘chimney’ effect. The rising air gives the ear drum a gentle massage and also helps to regulate ear pressure. This is soothing, calming and protects the irritated areas.
Users of Hopi ear candles have reported success in treating balance and inner ear problems, build up of wax, ringing in the ears, tinnitus, hearing difficulties and sinus problems as well as colds, ‘flu, sore throats, hay fever, rhinitis, stress, headaches and migraines. The treatment is suitable for children particularly those that suffer from 'glue ear' and it is a good alternative for people who do not like having their ears syringed.
At Louisa Brown therapies we use Biosun ear candles which are made from premium quality ingredients, including pesticide-free & untreated cotton, pure beeswax, honey extract which contains the following vitamins: B6, thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid. Minerals: calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, sodium and zinc, St Johns Wort, Sage and Camomile a herb which has anti-inflammatory and astringents properties which helps to restrict blood flow and mucous secretion and helps relive mental stress, anxiety, nervousness and excitability.
All candles are CE approved they are a medical product according to medical device directive 93/42 EEC. Biosun ear candles are regularly tested by independent institutes.
Cost of treatment £25 includes relaxing facial massage, contact Louisa to book!
There are contraindication to this treatment please aks Louisa for information