Welcome to Stubbington Natural Health Clinic, from the Director, Caroline Herbert |
Hopi Ear Candling|
Ear Candling – brief history
Ear candling is an ancient therapy. Evidence in wall murals and texts, some dating back to 2500B.C., show that people used and were familiar with ear candling. The Egyptians have made reference to its use.
Further evidence can be found among the Aztec and American Indian cultures with ancient rock paintings showing medicinal treatments which can still be seen in America today.
Today, probably the best –known ear candles are the Hopi ear candles. These originate from the Hopi Indians, the oldest Pueblo people who have a great medicinal knowledge and a high degree of spirituality. The Hopi ear candles were introduced into Europe through the professional involvement of Biosun with the Hopi.
How the Candles work
Ear candles have physical function. A light suction action (chimney effect) and the movement of the flame create a vibration of air in the ear candle, generating a massage-like effect on the eardrum.
This induces a pleasant feeling of warmth and a balance of pressure in the ears, forehead and sinuses. It is soothing and helpful for earache and headache, ear noise, stress and nervousness.
Please note: Ear candles do not draw hard and compact ear wax up and into the ear candle. The ear candles may pull a small amount of loose or flaky earwax, dead skin cells or yeast cells from the very external part of the ear, but the residue that remains in the candle after treatment is actually beeswax and honey that has not burnt away completely.
The way in which the Hopi ear candles are considered to work is through the sound frequency vibration. The sound of the flame creates a vibration that travels through the ear candle penetrating the eardrum which in turn vibrates the inner ear bones at such a frequency it is like an inner ear massage. This then pushes further into the Eustachian tubes and the sinuses helping to push out any blocked pressure.
The heat from the ear candle and the vibration help to soften and break up any ear wax or mucus that is blocking the head and ears, and once broken down the body finds it easier to flush the waste through the lymphatic system.
The combination of the candle’s vapours and warmth followed by a face and neck massage may:
- Soothe irritated areas
- Stimulate blood circulation
- Strengthen the immune system
- Support the lymphatic system
- Stimulate energy points on the external ear
- Pure unbleached cotton
- Pure beeswax
- Honey extracts
- St John’s Wort
- Beta-Carotene (Vitamin A)
The herbal ingredients have anti-inflammatory, astringent calming and relaxing properties.
The ear candles used are cylindrical and hollow with safety filters.
Conditions where treatment may be beneficial
- Excessive or compacted ear wax
- Sleep Apnoea
- Regulation of the sinuses and/or nose
- Colds and flu
- Migraines and headaches
- Vertigo and dizziness
- Tinnitus and other noise in the ears
- Swimmer’s or Surfer’s ear
- Hay fever
The Practitioners at the Clinic who practice Hopi Ear Candling are: