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Our ears are complex organs of the body that carry out a phenomenal job. They capture sounds waves and turn them into electrical signals so that our brains can process the information. Your ear is made up of 6 main parts. Working from the outside in they are the outer ear, concha, auditory canal, ear drum, hammer anvil and stirrup, and the cochlea. One of the main features of our ears is that we all have a certain amount of ear wax which is a natural lubricant that waterproofs the ear. One of the main functions of the ear wax which has an acidic pH is to help prevent the ear from infections.
Generally our ears look after themselves but we are all prone to ear infections which can be the result of a cold or swimming in infected water or indeed a build-up of excess ear wax. Antibiotics can help clear infections quickly and easily. If people suffer from blocked up ears you can opt to have your ears syringed by your doctor or nurse if the blockage is impairing your hearing.
Hopi ear candles are a great alternative to ear syringing that can be both peaceful and relaxing with the benefit of obtaining the same results. Hopi ear candle treatment can also be used for a variety of other ear complaints including congested sinuses, ear irritation, tinnitus, rhinitis, glue ear and colds.
The treatment consists of hollow tubes which are made from cotton that have been soaked in beeswax, honey and herbs being placed in the ear. For this treatment you will be lying on a treatment bed on your side in a draught free room. A flannel or small cotton towel may be placed over your hair to protect it. The candle is then lit after it has been placed gently in your ear. The lit candle acts like a chimney, causing the warm air inside it to rise creating a vacuum at the bottom. The vacuum gently stimulates the ear helping to reduce impurities and excess ear wax build-up. Once the candle has burnt down to the identified place the therapist will remove the candle from your ear. Once the candle has been extinguished your therapist will massage around your ear to help drain the impurities. The same process is then carried out on the other side.
The treatment should be soothing and relaxing leaving you feeling peaceful with a sense of well-being. You may also feel a reduced amount of pressure in your head and ears. During the treatment it is not unusual to feel a little warmth in the ear and also to experience a hissing or popping sensation which is generally quite pleasant.
Hopi ear treatment should not be used on people who have experienced a perforated ear drum, if they have grommets, the ear is infected or if you suffer from any allergies in the candle..
Hopi ear treatment should not be used on people who have experienced a perforated ear drum, if they have grommets, the ear is infected or if you suffer from any allergies in the candle.