Hopi Ear Candles
The use of ear candles is thought to be thousands of years old and was seen in ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece, though it is the native American Hopi Indian tribe that had the most recent influence on modern Europe.

Hopi Ear Candles are hollow tubes traditionally made from organically grown flax, herbs, extracts of honey and beeswax. The candles provide a non-invasive treatment of the ears that are used to treat a variety of conditions. The therapy is often referred to as Thermal Auricular.

The candles are used widely throughout Europe, Asia and America to treat a variety of ear, nose and throat conditions and their popularity continues to increase.

The treatment is a relaxing one and the patient need only lie fairly still in a comfortable position whilst the ear candle is gently inserted into their ear. When lit, the ear candles have a slight sucking action often referred to as the chimney principle, drawing any impurities to the surface where they can be gently removed. The rising air inside the ear sets up a vibration that gently massages the eardrum. This can help to regulate the pressures involved inside the ear. The flow of air within the ear candle creates a circulation of concentrated vapour, which is soothing. Most impurities or deposits are carried away through the candle ‘chimney’ although some of them can be found in the lower section of the candle after removal from the ear, or some wax could even work its way up to the surface 24-48 hours after.
Markland Complementary Therapy Centre, Dalton House, 33 Leigh Road, Westhoughton, BL5 2JE   Tel: 01942 841088