Ear candles are an ancient and natural therapy handed down by many civilisations and used as far afield as Asia, the Siberian prairies and native America. 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. Ear candles were used traditionally by Shaman healers. Ancient wall paintings show the importance of ear candling in initiation rituals and healing ceremonies of the tribe.
However, the practice reached the modern world via the native North American Hopi Indians.
How do Hopi Ear Candles Work?
The candles are made from the natural ingredients of which have healing and soothing properties. 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.
The treatment is gentle and non-invasive; the safe production of heat when added to beneficial natural ingredients is an extension of traditional methods of easing pain and discomfort. The physiological and psychological benefits from inhaling the fragrance of the candles can enhance relaxation and stress reduction.
Ear candle therapy can also improve:
At the end of the ear candling therapy a face and scalp massage is performed.