Hopi ear candling, also known as Thermo Auricular Therapy, is an ancient form of therapy practised by many people on a world wide basis. Its name is taken from the Hopi Indians of North Arizona, USA and means ''peaceful people''.
Hopi candling is a very safe therapy and its popularity is growing as more people become aware of its positive benefits.
The process of Hopi candling involves a specially designed hollow candle being inserted just inside the ear canal. The candle is then lit and the suction that is formed draws the impurities from within the ear. This process is known as the chimney effect. The rising air gives the ear drum a gentle massage and also helps to regulate ear pressure. A small amount of ear wax is also removed during the treatment.
Contra indications for Hopi Ear Candling
Although anyone can be treated with Hopi Ear Candles there are cases where Hopi should not be used. These are called contra-indications.
The contra-indications for Hopi Ear candling are -
Infection of the ear
Inflammation of the ear
Surgery on the ear within the last 3 months
Perforation of the ear drum
Lack of ear drum
Grommets, drains or ventilation tubes fitted
Known allergy to candle wax
Providing you have none of these existing conditions Hopi Ear Candling will be a perfectly safe treatment for you to have. The number of Hopi treatments that may be needed to cure a problem depends on a number of factors. The age of the person, the length of time they have had the condition and what condition the person is suffering from. The older the person and the longer they have had the condition the more treatments that will be needed before there is a noticeable improvement, and some conditions are much more treatable than others, therefore fewer treatments are needed for positive results to be achieved .
There are some guidelines that can be followed with regard to the number of Hopi treatments a person can have to...