About Ear Candling

Q. Ear Candling for those that are new to it can seem a little daunting with the image of a human birthday cake springing to mind! Can you explain the format that a Hopi Ear Candling session takes?

A. A treatment requires a pair of specialised ‘candles’ to be used in the ears - they are not candles as such but hollow tubes made from cotton, linen or hemp, which are sprayed with beeswax and infused with honey and herbs. We recommend using ear candles or cones such as those manufactured by Biosun or Otosan. These are certified medical products under EC guidelines so they have been well tested and are safe to use. The burning of these candles takes about 10 minutes for each ear, and a practitioner usually follows this with a gentle massage of the face, ears, neck and scalp to enhance the effects of the candling.


Q. What is the primary purpose of Ear Candling? Does it have a therapeutic or medical basis?

A. Ear Candling is a pleasant non-invasive treatment that can help to promote an enhanced state of health. It is used primarily to relieve conditions in the head and ear area, such as sinus problem, compacted ear wax, tinnitus and headaches or simply as an enjoyable means of relieving stress. Research ndicates that ear candling has a beneficial effect on the subtle energy – helping to calm and revitalize the chakras. Ear Candling is used as a complementary therapy and in recent years is gradually being embraced by the National Health Service. Some medical practices are using ear candling as an alternative to syringing for the treatment of excessive earwax - this is because, in some cases, syringing can perforate the eardrum.


Q. Having the word ‘ear’ in the treatment title gives the illusion that it is used primarily just to treat ear conditions. Is this true or is the treatment wider ranging?

A. The treatment can relieve conditions affecting the ear, such as earaches, tinnitus, excessive earwax, and glue ear. It also benefits other conditions that affect the head area such as colds, hay fever, headaches, sinus problems and snoring and is an extremely relaxing treatment in its own right.

50-minutes / €40


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