Hopi Ear Candling

A traditional therapy used by the Ancient Greeks

Hopi Ear Candling

Ear candling, a traditional therapy used by the Ancient Greeks, was popularised by the Hopi Indian Tribe of the American South-West.

According to practitioners, the candles work like a chimney, drawing impurities out. A fire crackling sound may be heard and possibly some gentle popping. Most impurities are burned away, although some may be found in the candle wax at the end of the treatment. Most deposits evaporate and are carried away through the candle ‘chimney’. None of the candle residue actually goes into the ear.

Who it benefits?

Hopi Ear Candles can benefit conditions affecting the head and ears such as sinus congestion, ear noises and excessive earwax. Users have often describe a soothing, light sensation in the ear/head area and a general calming, relaxing effect.

It is often used by people with:

  • Tinnitus

  • Sinusitis

  • Glue ear

  • Hay fever and rhinitis

  • Excessive ear wax

  • Colds

  • Tension headaches

  • Stress


Many people report an enhanced sense of smell and hearing which might take a few minutes to adjust to.

Hopi ear candles should not be used if there is any inflammation or infection in the ear and are not suitable for people who have had recent ear surgery or those with ear grommets or tubes, perforated ear drums or allergies to any of the products in the candle. Please ask before booking if you are not sure.

Please note a full consultation is completed before any treatment is conducted.