Hopi ear candling is a non-invasive treatment of the ears, used to treat a number of conditions. It involves inserting a hopi ear candle into the opening of the ear with you laying on your side on a treatment couch supported by pillows. Hopi Ear Candling or (also known as Thermo-Auricular Therapy) are hollow tubes made of cotton, soaked in beeswax, honey and herbs. When lit, the candle acts like a chimney, causing the warm air inside it to rise and it creates a vacuum at the bottom. This vacuum gently stimulates the ear, facilitating removal of excess wax and impurities.
You will experience a pleasant crackling sound which is akin to being near an open fire and a gentle warmth from the candle burning. This can help loosen ear wax from the ear canal. When the ear candling is complete the base of the candle is opened to normally reveal some beeswax and herbal powder which is part of the filter. No ear wax is removed from the ear during the treatment but you may find a slight discharge of wax coming away naturally from the ear post treatment.
After the ear candling has been performed on both ears, you will lye onto your back with cushion under your head so a facial drainage massage can enhance the positive effects of the ear candling. The drainage massage can help promote drainage of Lymphatic fluids, reducing fluid build up in the sinuses. It can help ease tension in the facial muscles and aid general relaxation. Also improve blood circulation, reduce dark circles around the eyes and increases collagen production giving you a natural glow to your complexion.
How many treatments will you need? This will depend on the severity of the condition. If it is due to a build up of compacted wax it is safe to have 2 treatments within a month. Using a combination of ear candling and using warm olive oil that can help break up the earwax quicker, that has hardened and become stuck in the ear canal.
I use genuine Hopi Ear Candles which are premium quality, Pesticide Free, unbleached woven cotton with pure beeswax and are 100% Organic. The candles are filtered to prevent any back-flow returning to the ear candle.
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