Once my client is comfortable and laid on their side on the bed.
I will place the candle in the ear first to check it is comfortable all surrounding areas are covered. I will then remove the candle to lit it and replace in the ear a process known as convection takes place.
Similar to the way a chimney works, impurities are drawn to the surface by circulating airflow. A combination of mild suction and heat circulate vapors within the ear which gently massages the eardrum (tympanic membrane). This helps to alleviate incorrect pressure in the head and especially the sinuses. Once we have completed working on one ear i then will ask you to turn over to repeat the process on your other ear.
Lymphatic drainage massage can also increase the effectiveness of ear candling by encouraging the release of toxins from the body and aid relaxation, as can auricular acupuncture and related treatments. After both ears have been treated, you will be asked to lie on your back and 10mins massage of the face and ears will be performed paying particular attention to the pressure points of these areas.
Conditions are alleviated due to the following actions which take place
during an ear candling treatment:
1. Heat from the candle and massage can stimulate the flow of blood,
improve the condition and performance of the lymph glands and
stimulate auricular energy points within the ear.
2. Irritated areas of the outer ear are soothed and immune system
supported and strengthen by the herbal vapors which are released
during the treatment.
3. Pressure within the ear is regulated by the mild suction which occurs during the treatment.
4. Vapors are warmed and all factory nerve cells are stimulated which in turn give signals to the limbic part of the brain, which encourages a positive mental state and a reduction in blood pressure.
listed below are conditions which are said to
respond well to ear candling:
Compacted or excessive wax
(treatment can aid pressure regulation within the ear
Vertigo and other balance problems
Colds and Flu
Neuralgia and Palsy
Loss of sense of smell
Blocked tear ducts
Flying and diving, helps to alleviate air pressure problems
Stress and anxiety due to the relaxing aspects of the treatment.
Listed below are conditions, that I would recommend you seek a GP for permission before considering Hopi Ear Candling.
Skin disorders – psoriasis or weeping eczema
Local inflammation of the area to be treated
Dysfunction of the nervous system
Disorders of the circulatory system
Infections in the area
Low or high blood pressure
Perforated ear drum Grommets
Any recent neck or head injury
Severe bruising or open cuts in the area to be treated
Cysts within the ear
Recent surgery on the ear for whatever reason
Mastoids – inflammation of the bone behind the ear
Parenthesis – surgical puncture of a cavity for the purpose of
Tumour in the ear
Allergy to bees wax – bee stings.
Currently receiving any medical treatment for an ear
To aid the healing process and get maximum benefits from the treatment, it is essential to follow the advice outlined below.
Immediately after treatment:
Drink a full glass of water to help remove toxins released through treatment
Keep out of water for a minimum of 24 hours (showers are allowed but avoid getting water in the ears)
Keep out of draughts & cold winds
Massage behind the ear regular with olive oil.
Do not use ear buds Longer term aftercare advice:
Avoid or cut down caffeine, smoking and alcohol
Drink plenty of water to help the elimination of toxins from the body
Eat a light diet of fresh and natural foods as the body needs to concentrate its efforts on natural healing and detoxification
Reduce dairy products if possible such as cheese & milk as they produce mucus in the body.
Rest & relax in order to assist the healing process.
For long term conditions, repeat treatment is advised at 3-7 day intervals until the condition improves, then every 4-6 weeks as a preventative maintenance programme.
Short term conditions such as colds and hay fever can be treated daily over a short period until conditions improve.
Reactions to Hopi Ear Candling
It is normal to feel light headed immediately after the treatment so it is important to get up slowly in order to re-establish balance in the ears before attempting to stand and walk.
The effects of the treatment will be ongoing for at least 48hours after the treatment has finished therefore it is normal to experience itchiness in the ears as the wax continues to unblock.
Every client will experience different reactions depending on their emotional and physical wellbeing before treatment.