Hopi Ear Candling




Alternative method of treating Irritation in the ears, build up of ear wax, Migraines, Headaches, Sinusitis, Rhinitis, Glue Ear, Colds and flu.  An excellent form of relaxation & stress relief.

Hopi ear candles are named after the Native American tribe who first introduced this gentle therapy to the West.


The Hopi nation is renowned for their extensive knowledge of healing and their spiritual lifestyle. The translation of the word Hopi means "peaceful ones". Ear candles are used widely throughout North America & Asia and although the current treatment has come to us from the Hopi tribe, the use of ear candles to treat ear problems has been known for centuries, having been used by the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks.


What is a Hopi Ear Candle?


The Hopi candle is not a candle as such, but a hollow tube made out of cotton flax. To stiffen the flax, they are impregnated with extract of honey & herb oils (in particular chamomile, sage and St Johns wart), for their healing properties. The making of the candles is a complex process and all genuine Hopi candles are made in the traditional manner.


The Treatment


  • The treatment is very gentle and relaxing & may take up to an hour, depending on the condition being treated
  • The candle is placed over the ear orifice and ignited. It is only allowed to burn to within 4 inches of the end of the candle.
      • As it burns it produces a gentle local heat. The warm air combined with the oil and herbs soften the wax and draw it into the base of the candle. The candle is then removed, The treatment is repeated on the other ear and then a complete facial massage is carried out, paying particular attention to the sinus areas & facial lymphatic drainage


 What Conditions Can Ear Candles Help?


  • Ear candles can help with the treatment of sinusitis, rhinitis, earwax, earache and irritation of the ears including tinnitus. It is also suitable for  treating headaches & migraines. It is NOT suitable for those with perforated eardrums, where grommets are in place or those who may have an allergy to the ingredients. It is a safe and gentle treatment for children.


  • The number of treatments depends on how long the candle takes to burn down. Each treatment takes approximately 45 – 60 minutes and is very relaxing. It is advisable to put a few drops of warm olive oil on a cotton bud to rub in the opening of  each ear, three days before treatment as this will help to soften the wax.  DO NOT INCERT THE COTTON BUD INSIDE THE EAR CANAL! On the day of the treatment, you will be advised to remove all makeup and earrings


How they Work

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



Katy Emblin               Page 6        17/07/2005