Hopi ear candling

Ear candles may not be the first thing you think of to treat ear, nose and throat problems; however the people of Asia and North America have used them for centuries.

Today the candles are used as a therapy treatment with physical and spiritual benefits. I use them to treat various ailments.

  • Build up of wax
  • Migraines, headaches, stress relief
  • Sinusitis
  • Rhinitis
  • Glue ear
  • Colds and flu
  • Alternative to ear syringing
  • Noises in the ear, ringing, tinnitus

How do the candles work?

Despite the name, the candles are a hollow tube made in the traditional Hopi Indian way by using a combination of herbal extracts, such as Sage, Chamomile and St. Jonh’s Wort, which are blended in honey, organically grown linen and beeswax.

The candle works in three phases:-

  • A chimney effect draws out debris
  • Mild heat stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation, boosting the immune system and naturally detoxifying
  • Regulation of pressure within the sinuses

The candles burn for approximately 30 minutes,(15 min. per ear).  There is no danger of you being burnt as the candles have a filtering system, protecting you from any residue entering the ear.  The candle creates a light suction action, which helps to sooth the ear and head region. It is a very gentle and relaxing sensation.  Many people report an immediate release of pressure in their head after just one treatment session, although; depending on the condition, a number of treatments may be required.

Once the candles have burnt down essential oils specific to your needs are  applied using a gentle acupressure and lymphatic drainage massage which helps ease congestion to the the ear and face area.

Treatments last one hour.


Treatments are not recommended if you have a perforated eardrum, grommets, inflammation or infection of the ear or skin diseases in and around the ear area.