Hopi ear candling is a non-evasive method and is often used, not only to relieve a variety of symptoms, but also to relieve stress and tension in a similar way to other beauty treatments.
It is believed that ear candling was practiced by many ancient civilisations including the Aztecs, Greeks, Romans and Aborigines. The ancient Egyptians used reeds from the Nile coated with wax, packing mud around the ears to form a seal. Hollow twigs or cones made from glazed clay were also used to carry herbs or incense into the ears. It is generally accepted that the ear candling procedure was used not only for cleansing the ear canal but also for spiritual purification before initiation rites and rituals. There is a famous ancient rock painting in the Grand Canyon depicting ear candles, denoting them as of great importance in initiation rituals and cleansing, spiritual and healing
Ear candling was also widely practiced in more recently in Italy, Spain, Romania and Asia using materials such as rolled tobacco leaves and waxed cloth or paper. These methods are still in use in some areas.
Hopi ear candling is a very relaxing treatment which has increased in popularity in the west over recent years. There are more people training to become Hopi Ear Candling Practitioners and many more people trying the concept for the first time.
Many people prefer to use this non-evasive method rather than using potentially harmful items such as cotton buds which can cause irreparable damage to the ear canal if poked in further than the opening of the ear canal.