Thermo-Auricular Therapy (Hopi Ear Candles)


How Do Hopi Ear Candles Work?

Once lit and inserted into the ear, the candle works by vaporising its ingredients and causing a convectional air flow towards the first chamber of the ear.  The candle acts like a chimney, which creates a mild suction, which lets the vapours gently, massage the eardrum and auditory canal. Once the candle is placed in the ear it forms a seal, which enables wax and other impurities to be drawn out of the ear.  There is mild heat felt in the ear, which stimulates the blood and lymphatic circulation. This boosts the immune system and the body's natural cleansing action.

Contraindications of the treatment:

Most people can benefit from Thermo-Auricular Therapy however there are certain conditions when it is advisable not to treat. These are:

Ear inflammation/infection 

Grommets in place   

Perforated eardrum


First trimester of Pregnancy

Physical conditions Thermo-Auricular Therapy can help with:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Excessive Ear Wax
  • Glue Ear
  • Ear Aches
  • Sinus Problems
  • Catarrh
  • Sore Throats
  • Snoring
  • Ear Pressure Problems
  • Stress
  • Rhinitis
  • Hayfever
  • Vertigo

Emotional/Spiritual Benefits of treatment:

In a way the candles help cleanse away negativity from the energy field.  We have many meridian points on the body and several meridians run through the ears, therefore having Thermo Auricular Treatment can help to cleanse/ energise the subtle bodies and the chakras.

How long should a treatment last?

A typical treatment could last approximately 45minutes to 1 hour.  Each candle takes approximately 10 minutes to burn down.  A gentle massage is giving around each ear after each candle has burnt and finally the client is laid on their back to enjoy a facial massage covering the lymphatics of the face.  The client is then left for at least 15 minutes to bring about enhanced effects.

Aftercare advice:

After the treatment the client will be given a printed aftercare advice sheet advising the following to enhance their treatment further:
Remain calm throughout the rest of the day, don’t do exercise or housework after treatment.
If you suffer with sinus problems it is advisable to cut out all dairy products from the diet.
Swimming must be avoided for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
Do not have TV/radio/stereo on too loud.
Drink up to 8 glasses of water per day to aid lymphatic release.

How often to have a treatment?
Depending on the condition that the client is being treated for I would advise initially to have a treatment once a week if there was a lot of wax and sinus powder within the candles, and from then onwards perhaps once a month.  It will vary with each individual.

Original Biosun Ear candles are used.  Biosun Earcandles are regularly tested by independent institutes.  They are medical products class IIa according to medical directive 93/42/EEC.  An important reason to trust Original Biosun Earcandles.


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