The history of Hopi Ear Candles
There are many different stories surrounding ear candling and it's origins, but whether it was ever used in ancient times the way it is today is unknown. Some people claim it was used in ancient China, Tibet and India. It is generally believed it was used in some form, probably ceremonially in Egyptian, Mayan, Aztec and North American cultures.
Although it is allegedly based on an ancient practice, ear candling has been described as a modern fad. This being said there are stories told by people who were children in the early part of the 20th century in America's Midwest. These describe an ear treatment that involved rolling a newspaper into a cone, placing into the ear and igniting the paper. The paper often had some kind of wax coating, but one account even tells of neat parafin being soaked into the end of the newspaper. Similar stories can also be found in south America. These methods fell into disuse as the century progressed with the advent of modern medicine.
What are Ear Candles used for?
Please take the following precautions before using an Hopi ear candle and follow the simple instructions below:
- Always use with the help of another person - do not attempt to use ear candles on your own.
- Take proper safety precautions - there is always a fire risk with burning any candle so have some water close by.
- Do not use in the case of ear disease.
- Do not use in places exposed to draught or where gas or inflammatory substances are present.
- Do not expose to heat sources.
- Do not use on children under the age of 6.
- Protect your hair with a towel while in use.
- Do not push the candle deep in the ear.
- Before you start, always place a glass of water within reach or use a room such as the kitchen or bathroom where water is close by in order to extinguish the ear candle.
- Some people make a protective disc by either using a foil pie dish or card cut into a circular shape. If you use one of these make a hole in the centre large enough to push the candle through down to just above the safety line.
- Light the wide end of the Ear Candle.
- Rest the narrow end of the Ear Candle (The end with the safety plug) gently into the ear, do not push or force the ear candle in.
- Once in the ear you will hear a faint crackling sound, this is quite relaxing.
- As the candle burns down keep an eye on the ash on the burning end and do not let it burn any further than the safety line that is clearly marked on the ear candle.
- Some people notice a little warmth once the ear candle is burning.
- You may feel a very small amount of pressure as the ear wax is drawn.
- Once your ear candle burns down to the safety line remove gently and extinguish the candle by placing it in the glass of water.
- Repeat the procedure with the other ear.
- Ear candling is not a painful treatment, it is very easy to do with practice and can be a very relaxing and calming experience.
- If you've had problems with your ears for a while then you may need to use ear candles a few times. After that it is recommended that you use once or twice a year, as needed.
It is advisable not to use Ear Candles if;
Grommets are in place
If there is inflammation or infection In the event of an allergic reaction to the contents.
If you have any problems with your ears or any concerns please see your Healthcare Professional.
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