Thermal Auricular Therapy, also known as Ear Candling, is a pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears, used to benefit a variety of conditions. Boisun Hopi Ear Candles induce a revitalising heat upon the head and ears, which soothes, relieves and relaxes and is designed to draw out impurities and relieve pressure.
This is an ancient and natural therapy handed down by many civilisations. 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. However, the practice reached the modern world via the Native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona.
Ancient wall paintings show their importance in initiation rituals and healing ceremonies of the tribe. The candles are still made today on the basis of the old traditional formula originating from the Hopi Indians.
How does Thermal Auricular Therapy work?
The candles are made from natural beeswax, honey extracts, Sage, St Johns Wort, Chamomile, beta-carotene and organically grown flax. 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. Most of these are, carried away through the candle “chimney”, although some of them can be found in the condensed candle wax residue after removal from the ear, or could even work their way up to the surface 24-48 hours after.
What are the benefits of Thermal Auricular Therapy?
Benefits will vary but it has been shown to assist with –
- Excessive or compacted wax in the ears
- Irritation in ears and sinuses
- Pressure regulation in cases of glue ear, colds and flu
- Migraine and tension headaches
- Energetic revitalisation in cases of hearing impairment
- Relaxing and calming effect in cases of stress
- Noises in the ears, ringing, tinnitus
- Sinusitis, Hayfever and Rhinitis
- Travel sickness
- Meniere’s disease
- Catarrh, asthma
- Anxiety and stress
- Stimulates lymphatic system
What will I experience in a Thermal Auricular Treatment?
Following a consultation, you will enjoy a gentle and stimulating facial and neck massage to release tension and any congestion in the nasal and sinus canals. The candling process will begin by lighting the candle and inserting the non-lit end gently into the ear.
This generates a pleasant crackling sound and a warm comfortable feeling whilst drawing impurities from the ear. The candle burns for approximately 10 minutes and the process is repeated on the other ear.
How many sessions will I need?
To relieve breathing problems a weekly treatment will help towards a speedy recovery whilst a treatment once a month can be beneficial for preventing problems.
Duration: 1 hour
Practitioner: David Offer