Hopi Ear Candles - Thermo Auricular Therapy, Set of 4
This set of 4 candles is used for "ear candling", according to a tradition of the American Hopi Indians. Thermo Auricular Therapy (also known as Hopi Ear Candles) is a pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears, used to treat a variety of conditions including: rhinitis, headache, migraine, sinus problems, noise in ears, excess of earwax, etc. These ear candles induce a revitalizing warmth on the head and ears, which soothes, relieves and relaxes.
The function of the hollow wax tubular candle is based on the "chimney effect"—negative pressure generated by the burning candle circulating the air inside the ear properly adjusting the air pressure inside the sinus. The compressed air vapor emitting from the lit candle is saturated with substances contained in beeswax and herb extracts that enter the inside ear. The negative pressure circulation removes sediments and impurities from the ear and warms it from the inside. At the same time the blood and lymph circulation near the ear and sinus is improved reinforcing the local immunological system. The whole operation is refreshing and effective without side effects.Though results may vary from patient to patient, Hopi Candles have been found to be helpful with:
- Excessive or compacted wax in the ears
- Irritation in ears and sinuses
- Pressure regulation in cases of: sinusitis, rhinitis, glue ear, colds, flu, headaches, migraines
- Stimulation of local and reflex energy flow
- Energetic revitalization in cases of hearing impairment
- Relaxing and calming effect in cases of stress
- Noises in the ears, ringing, tinnitus
Remember, if in doubt, always contact your doctor!
Operation: Ask somebody for assistance with the operation. Lie down on your side to expose the ear. The assisting person will light the proper end of the candle (end without the metal band) and gently put the other end of the candle snugly into the ear hole. Then, keeping the burning candle in vertical position, by hand close the auricle to prevent the smoke from escaping. You will hear soft crackles and feel a change of pressure. After the candle is burned to the metal band, remove the candle stub from the ear and dispose of it in a glass of water and clear the ear gently with a cotton ball. Repeat the procedure with the other ear. It is important that both ears are candled during the operation. Three operations during a week are recommended for the proper therapeutic effect. On the day of operation avoid air drought and do not wash your head.Are there any side effects or precautions? As a precaution, it is advisable not to use Hopi candles:
- If grommets are in place
- If there is inflammation or infection
- In the event of an allergic reaction to the candles
Please note you should not use Hopi Ear Candles if you suffer from any of the following conditions:
- Perforation or lack of eardrum
- Ventilation tubes, auricular drains (paracentesis) or grommets
- Recent ear surgery
- Auricular cysts
- Acute mastoiditis
- Otospongiosis (ankylosis of the stapes)
- Ear tumor
- Any condition of the ear for which you are currently receiving medical treatment, without consulting your prescribing doctor
Where long-term conditions are being treated, the client sometimes experiences slight headaches and occasional popping shortly after the treatment. However, most clients find the treatment relaxing and regularly describe a "slight relieved feeling" in the ears and head but also a relaxing and calming effect on the whole system.Package includes a set of 4 candles.
Candles measure 9.75" long.
English directions included.
Made in Poland.