Thermo auricular therapy is a deeply relaxing, calming and soothing treatment offering real and marked benefits for many problems and conditions associated with the ear, nose and throat areas.
Unlike conventional wax candles that burn from a lit wick that runs up the centre of the candle, a Hopi ear candle is actually a cotton flax tube, impregnated with beeswax honey and therapeutic oils, that is painlessly inserted into the ear to draw out impurities, relieve pressure in the head and sinuses and aid hearing problems.
Ear candle are an ancient, mild and natural therapy and have been used by the Native Americans for many centuries. To stiffen the cotton flax, they are impregnated with extract of honey and herb oils, the healing properties of which have been known many indigenous tribes for hundreds of years. The making of the candles is a complex process and all genuine hopi candles are made in the traditional manner.
A treatment is very soothing and is helpful for earache, headaches, stress, nervousness, ear noise. This therapy, very effectively removes wax even from children's ears.
The contents of the candles have antiinflammatory, antibacterial, healing, analgesic, antiseptic, soothing and antioxidant properties.
The healing properties of the hopi ear candle has its foundation in two primary physical actions.
- slight under pressure inside the ear candle and the vibration of the rising air column serve to gently massage the ear drum and promote the secretion in the frontal and paranasal sinuses. The burning action infuses the herbs and essential oils into a vapour, which is drawn into the auditory channel.
- the locally applied warmth stimulates vascularisation, invigorates the immune system and reinforces the flow of lymph. At the same time, important acupuncture points and reflex zones are stimulated.
Secretion flow is gently stimulated and the vapour collects and removes impurities or deposits. Most of these are carried away through the candle "chimney", although some of them can be found in the condensed candle wax residue after removal from the ear, or could even work their way up to the surface 24 - 48 hours afterwards.
Gentle heat from the candle stimulates blood circulation, increases the cleansing circulation of lymph from the lymphatic system, intensifies the immune system and stimulates energy points and reflex zones.
Light form the flame penetrates the auditory canal, delivering a high energy spectral frequency to important energy points.
The cleansing fire carries away negative vibrations, harmonising and balancing energy.
Many clients report a state of complete mental, physical and emotional relaxation, some even fall asleep. Many often comment on feeling a soothing, liberating, light sensation in the ear and head areas.
Children can gain real benefits in terms of relaxation, stress reduction and improved concentration, as well as overcoming painful problems such as Glue Ear and the need for grommets to be fitted, which often lead to huge amounts of school time being lost.
Elderly people can gain real benefits from the relief of common complaints such as Tinnitus and hearing loss, as well as enjoying the relaxation and stress reduction promoted by the treatment.
Pilots, air crew, business people who fly a lot, parachutists, surfers, swimmers and divers have all gained particular benefit from the pressure regulating capacity of the treatment.
Pure Beeswax which is a strong antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.
Honey Extracts. Honey and bee pollen products such as propolis have been shown to have healing properties for many conditions including helping sufferers with hay fever.
Sage is an astringent, a tightening of the skin with constriction of the blood vessels with reduced blood flow and mucous secretion together with a reduction in the ability to absorb water.
Chamomile is a perennial daisy and also a herb. It has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. It is used frequently in the treatment of stress anxiety and nervous excitability.
St. John's Wort is a yellow flowering plant with anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. It is used to aid relaxation and has a restorative effect on the nervous system.
Vitamin A / Beta- Carotene helps with infections, strengthens the immune system and is very good for the skin.