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The use of ear candles is an ancient and natural therapy handed down by many cultures. They were traditionally used by Shaman healers. Ancient wall paintings show their importance in initiation rituals and healing ceremonies. The practice reached the modern world via the Native American Hopi Indians, thereby giving the candles their name. The candles are still made today on the basis of the old traditional formula originating from the Hopi Indians.
Hopi Ear Candles are hollow tubes made of cotton, soaked in beeswax, honey and herbs. When lit, the candle acts like a chimney, causing the warm air inside it to rise and creating a vacuum at the bottom. This vacuum gently stimulates the ear, facilitating removal of excess wax and impurities.
Hopi candles may be used for many conditions including deafness caused by excess wax, congested sinuses, irritation in the ears, ringing or noises in the ears, glue ear, colds, flu, headaches and migraines.
A Hopi Ear Candle treatment includes a relaxing neck and head massage.
A course of 3 treatments is recommended.