Thermo Auricular Therapy (Hopi Ear Candles)
This therapy is based on a traditional healing technique used by the Hopi Indians. It is a gentle and effective treatment for conditions of the head, ear, nose, and throat. It is relaxing and calming.
How Thermo Auricular Therapy works?
The ear candle, which looks like a fat straw, is lit and gently placed into the ear. It is supported at all times by the therapist. As the candle burns, it creates a "chimney effect", a light suction action. This causes a warm, soothing, massage like effect in the ear. It helps to balance the pressure in the ears, forehead and sinuses. The warmth stimulates blood circulation. Energy points and reflexes are also stimulated.
About the Ear Candles
I only use the original Biosun ear candles for this therapy. They are based on an old original Hopi Indian recipe, which includes the herbs, Chamomile, Sage and St. Johns Wort. All the ingredients are organic. The ear candles have a European certificate for medical products. They are extremely safe. They DO NOT drip.
What happens during a treatment?
At the first appointment a case history will be taken and you will then lie on a couch for the treatment. The candle is lit and placed into the ear. It takes approximately 10 minutes for the candle to burn down. During this time you may hear crackling noises, a little like listening to a log fire burning. The candle is removed and the ear and surrounding area is massaged for a few minutes to stimulate the energy points in this area. Both ears are treated in this way, even if there is only a problem with one ear. The treatment is concluded with 15 minutes of Reiki or 15 minutes of reflexology. A Hopi Ear Candle treatment can be a meditative experience as well as being beneficial to health.
What conditions can Thermo Auricular Therapy treat?
Thermo Auricular therapy can be beneficial in any condition relating to the head, ear, nose and throat. It is soothing, calming and balancing. Conditions that have been shown to respond to the ear candle treatment include:
- Otitis Media
- "Glue Ear"
- Sore Throat
- Meniere's Disease
As the treatment balances the pressure in the ear canals it can be of great benefit for soothing pain in the ears following diving or a flight. The therapy may also be used for relaxation, meditation and to clear the mind.