Thermal Auricular Therapy
Ear Candles   Hopi Ear Candle Therapy

Thermal auricular therapy is probably better known as ‘ear candling’. It is a safe and natural treatment based on the cleansing rituals of the Hopi Native Americans. Modern candles consist of a hollow tube of woven cotton, coated in beeswax, herbs and essential oils with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. A lighted candle is placed in the outer ear and produces a gentle, local heat. Vapours then circulate through the ear nose, throat and sinuses, equalizing pressure and breaking down congestion naturally . This is a very peaceful, and relaxing treatment that can alleviate symptoms relating to the following problems;

Compacted or excessive ear wax
Glue ear
Sinus discomfort
Hay fever
Colds and sore throats

Thermal auricular therapy can also relieve pressure resulting from flying, diving, snorkelling and swimming.

The Natural Health Centre 2014