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Hopi Ear Candles at The Hewson Clinic

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 a gentle ear and face massage, using essential oils specific to your needs is given.  Accupressure is applied to the congested areas.


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.

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