Jean Baker - Reiki, Reflexology, Indian Head, Hopi Ear Candling, Tarot
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Hopi Ear Candling
(thermal auricular therapy)
 
 
A Brief History
Back in the mists of time, before we had hospitals and the  medical knowledge we use today, people had to rely on more natural and traditional types of medicine in times of crisis. As a result, many forms of “folk medicine” evolved over the centuries, such as herbalism, homeopathy, acupuncture, reflexology to name just a few.   Ear candling is one such treatment.   .The fact that these forms of medicine have withstood the test of time says something about their efficacy and their validity.
 
 
 Ear candling (which is also known as ear coning and thermo auricular therapy) can be traced back to the Hopi tribe of native Americans. The Hopi are the oldest Pueblo people, who have been using this therapy for both health and spiritual purposes for centuries.
 
DSCF5869'Hopi' means 'peaceful people'. The 'Hopis' (Pueblo Indians) were first to settle in the North American Continent, and they had great respect for Mother Earth. A very spiritual people, they lived in harmony with nature and universal laws were passed down to them by the great creator 'Massuu'. Ear candles were used traditionally by Shamen healers. Ancient wall paintings (such as those found within the caves of the Grand Canyon) show their importance in initiation rituals and healing ceremonies of the tribe.
 
 
 
 
The Treatment
The treatment is very gentle and relaxing and may take up to an hour, depending on the condition being treated.
The candle isplaced over the ear orifice and ignited. It is only allowed to burn to within 4 inches of the end of the candle. As it burns it produces a gentle local heat. The warm air combined with the oil and herbs soften the wax and draw it into the base of the candle. The candle is then removed and the ear and surrounding area is then massaged. The treatment is repeated on the other ear and then a complete facial massage is carried out, paying particular attention to the sinus areas.
 
 
 
 
 
 
What Conditions Can Ear Candles Help?
 
 
Ear candles can help with the treatment of
sinusitis,
rhinitis,
earwax,
earache and irritation of the ears including tinnitus.
 
It is also suitable for the treatment of headaches and migraines.
 
 
198923 701 22It is a safe and gentle treatment for children.
 
 
 
The number of treatments depends on how long the candle takes to burn down. Each treatment takes approximately 45 - 60 minutes and encourages relaxation.
 
 
Ear Candling is not suitable for those with perforated eardrums, where grommets are in place or those who may have an allergy to the ingredients.  If you have any of these conditions, or are unsure, then please consult your medical practionter before undergoing any alternative treatment.
 
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