Hopi Ear Candling

For more information on Hopi Ear Candling or to book an appointment call The Salt Therapy Clinic on 045 434911

Hopi Ear Candling, or Thermo Auricular Therapy as it is also known, can be used to treat many conditions of the ear, nose and throat area. The candles work by vaporising their ingredients once lit, causing convectional air flow towards the first chamber of the ear. The candle creates a mild suction which lets the vapours gently massage the eardrum and auditory canal. Once the candle is placed in the ear it forms a seal which enables wax and other impurities to be drawn out of the ear.

There is evidence of ear candling from all over the world, from Siberia, Asia and the native communities of North and South America.

It is the Hopi Indians of north-east Arizona that lend their name to the treatment. They used candles in medicinal ceremonies and initiations to clear negative energies from the head and aura.

The candles can be used today as a relaxing treatment to ease away the stresses of our Western culture and to address a number of problems relating to the ear, neck and face areas.

The Hopi Ear Candles used in my treatment sessions are Biosun candles. These are one of the only EU standard candles on the market. They are specially designed with a safety filter and a red line marked on them to designate the maximum burn level. Biosun candles are made from linen, pure beeswax, honey extract, and essential oil of St John's wort, chamomile and sage.

What can be treated with Hopi Ear Candles?

  Tinnitus, compacted ear wax and glue ear
Sore throats and hay fever
Headache and migraine
Sinusitis and rhinitis
Catarrh and asthma
Vertigo
Menier's Disease
Neuralgia

What cannot be treated with Hopi Ear Candles?

  Perforation or lack of eardrum
  Ventilation tubes, auricular drains or grommets
  Recent ear surgery
  Auricular cysts
  Acute mastoiditis
  Otosclerosis or Otospongiosis
  Ear tumour

If you are in doubt about any of these conditions or problems you have with your ear you must consult your GP before attending a treatment.

What does the treatment include?

  A short consultation about medications and ear conditions
  An ear examination
  A candle is then put in the first ear and lit (this lasts approximately 9-11 minutes)
  The ear is then cleaned
  The second ear is then treated and cleaned
  There is a facial massage to improve circulation and energy flow to the area
  The client will be asked to drink a glass of water to rehydrate
  The candles can then be examined to identify problems with the ear and ascertain whether further treatments are needed