Hopi ear candles are hollow candles, sometimes infused with essential oils and essences, which are placed on the ear. The process of burning the candle creates a vacuum (chimney effect). The ears, nose, sinuses and throat are all interconnected, so this has the effect of regulating and balancing pressure in the ears as well as the whole of the upper respiratory tract. Hopi ear candles can also help bring the body into balance through this process leaving the client relaxed and refreshed. 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, tension headaches, migraines, sinus problems and snoring and is an extremely relaxing treatment in its own right. It can help eliminate pain and congestion in the ears and head following flying and diving. Ear candles present a non-invasive alternative to ear syringing.