Hopi ear candling is an ancient practice of using hollow ‘candles’ that circulate warm air into the ear, this help increase blood flow in the ear thus helping to ease the pain or discomfort of ear wax, ‘blocked’ ears from frequent flying or diving and for the relief from sinus problems.
Hopi ear candles can be helpful with excessive or compacted wax in the ears; discomfort in the ears and sinuses, hay fever; catarrh and asthma, vertigo, neuralgia, rhinitis, glue ear, headaches, migraine, ringing in the ears i.e. tinnitus. It is also of great benefit to frequent flyers or for SCUBA divers who may have a problem in equalizing their ear pressure.
The candles work on a ‘chimney’ principle, drawing up impurities from within the ear. The rising air also has the effect of giving the eardrum a gentle massage, which, in turn, helps to regulate pressure. Locally applied heat also has the effect of stimulating blood circulation, which can strengthen the immune system and enhance lymph circulation. The treatment is completed with a gentle facial massage, which helps to drain the sinuses.
Hopi Ear Candles are not suitable in the following cases:-