THERMO AURICULAR THERAPY (HOPI)
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.
The practice reached the modern world via the native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona. Ear candles were used traditionally by Shamen healers.
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.
A pleasant and non-invasive treatment, it is used to offer real and calming benefits for many general health problems and particularly conditions associated with the ear, nose and throat areas. The therapy is widely used by doctors in Europe and America as an alternative to conventional treatments such as antibiotics, ear syringing and grommets. An ear candle treatment is a deeply relaxing, calming and soothing experience.
The process involves a specially designed hollow candle being inserted just inside the ear canal. It is then lit and the slight vacuum that is produced alters air flow and as the resulting vapour collects it can remove any impurities or deposits. This is often referred to as the ‘chimney’ effect.
The rising warm air gently vibrates and massages the ear drum and this is believed to regulate pressure. The overall warming effect combined with the application of specific drainage techniques encourages equilibrium within the inner ear and the eustachian tubes.
Debris is carried away through the candle "chimney", although some can often be found mixed with the powder residue in the condensed section of the candle after removal from the ear. It may even work its way up to the surface 24-48 hours after treatment.
Thermal auricular therapy has been known to benefit:
Compacted Ear Wax
Post Diving Pressure
Post Flying Pressure
All candles are CE approved as they are a medical product according to medical device directive 93/42 EEC.
They are made from premium quality ingredients, including pesticide-free & untreated cotton, beeswax and honey.
A variety of herbs and essences can be added to the candles to address specific complaints.
This will be agreed with the therapist at consultation.