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Hopi Ear Candles


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Allison Pattinson

N.B. Complementary therapies are not a substitute for seeking medical advice from your GP.  We will recommend that you seek medical advice for any symptoms you are experiencing and may ask your permission to write to your GP when indicated.

Hopi Ear Candles - Overview

The use of ear candles is an ancient and natural therapy handed down by many cultures. They were traditionally used by Shaman healers. Ancient wall paintings show their importance in initiation rituals and healing ceremonies. It is also believed that the Ancient Greeks used them, initially for cleansing, purifying and healing on a spiritual basis, but much later on a purely physical level.

The practice reached the modern world via the Native American Hopi Indians, thereby giving the candles their name. The candles are still made today on the basis of the old traditional formula originating from the Hopi Indians and include a mixture of waxes, oils and herbs.

How it may help
Ear candles induce a revitalising heat upon the head and ears, which soothes, relieves and relaxes.

It is advisable NOT to use Hopi Ear candles if:

  • The ear drum is perforated or has grommets in place
  • There is infection or inflammation
  • Skin diseases around the ear
  • Very occasionally allergic reaction to the ingredients of the candles. (If you suffer allergies please check ingredients with the practitioner before booking a session).

Most clients find the therapy relaxing and beneficial. Where long term conditions are being helped, the client may suffer from occasional popping shortly after therapy.

A typical session
A full case history is taken and a short examination of the ear canal is made using an auriscope. The therapy is administered while the client lies on their side, each candle takes approximately 10 – 15 minutes to burn down and are held in position by the therapist throughout.

The ear candles are hollow and cylindrical in shape and are made from pure natural ingredients - cotton beeswax, honey extracts, sage, St. Johns wort and camomile.

A Hopi Ear Candle session is usually followed by a facial massage. Alternativey, a Bowen procedure may be used before the candling. The therapy plan will be discussed with the client after the case history has been taken. The whole therapy takes approximately 1 – 1.5 hours.

Cost / Number of sessions
Both ears will be helped at one session. One session is often sufficient. However with some chronic conditions, therapy can be repeated within 3 - 7 days.

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Booking a session in Carlisle
Allison Call 01228 409093
or email us at: info@cumbriatherapies.com