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History of Hopi Ear Candles 


As with many complimentary therapies, the use of Ear Candles can be traced to many ancient civilisations .  The History of Hopi Ear Candles is a long one.  Ear Candles are an ancient and natural therapy handed down by many civilisations. They were used as far afield as Asia, the Siberian Prairies, and most notably, Native America.

Hopi Ear Candles are named after the Native American Tribal who first introduced this therapy to the west.  Hopi Indians of North Arizona, or the "Hopi Nation" are renowned for their extensive knowledge of healing, and their spiritual lifestyle.  It's interesting to note that "Hopi" means peaceful ones.

Ear Candles were traditionally used 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.

Ear Candles have been widely used throughout North America and Asia. The use of Ear Candles, to treat ear problems, has been known for centuries.  Ear Candles have also been used by the Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans.

It is believed that the Ancient Greeks used Ear Candles, initially, for cleansing, purifying and healing on a Spiritual basis, but much later, on a purely physical basis.

Despite the name, the " Candles" are in fat hollow tubes, made in the traditional Hopi Indian way.  Using a combination of herbal extracts such as Sage, Chamomile and St Johns Wort, which are blended in honey, organically grown linen and beeswax.

The candles work on a chimney principle, drawing any impurities to the surface, where they can be gently removed.  the equalize the pressure in the head and ears. Making them suitable for most conditions.

Benefits of Hopi Ear Candling


Ear Candles may not be the first thing that you think of to treat ear nose and throat problems.  However as the people of Asia and North America use them as a spiritual and healing remedy, they offer the following benefits:-

  • Cleaning out excessive or compacted wax in the ears
  • Cleaning out yeast build up and dispelling fluid build up
  • Discouraging Candida
  • Enhancing hearing, or even taste and smell
  • Eliminating backed up mucus
  • Improving immune system, stimulating blood, metabolism and promoting lymphatic circulation
  • Regulating pressure where it relates to Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Glue Ear, Colds/Flu, Catarrh
  • Migraines and Hey Fever
  • Relaxation
  • Relieving Ear Pain, Headache, Ringing in the Ear (Tinnitus)
  • Relieving nose and throat congestion
  • Relieving irritations in the ear or Sinuses
  • Relieving poor or "muffled" hearing
  • Restoring equilibrium/balance or pressure in the ear (for example, for frequent flying, and sports such as diving)
  • Stimulating of local and reflex energy flow
  • Symptoms of stress, nerves and anxiety  

Though results may vary from person to person.


The Treatment


 You are asked to lie, comfortably on my therapy couch and listen to relaxing music. 

The treatment will begin with a mini facial massage to relax the face, nasal and ear passages.

The candle is then gently placed into the auditory canal, where it is lit. I hold it in a vertical position, my hands keeping the candle steady, while gently massaging the side of your neck, where the ear canal joins your throat.

You will experience a pleasant crackling sound as the candle burns and a warm comfortable feeling.

When the candle has burnt down, I will take the candle away allowing you to lie there for a few moments before asking you to turn over and repeating the process in the other ear. 

Most clients find the whole experience relaxing, very therapeutic and a distinct difference in how their ear canals feel after the treatment.

The treatment last approximately 55 minutes. £25.00

Please visit the Eternal Aquarius shop to book a treatment or, contact me via the Contact page should you require any further information.