Monday, 11 July 2011

Biosun Hopi Ear Candles

Hopi Ear Candles really do calm and soothe the ears head and mind! They've been around for centuries and have a good faithful following, increasingly so as more people seem to be suffering from sinus and ear conditions. We're finding an older age group discovering them with some younger doctors even recommending them to their patients. (If you can avoid syringing ears when there is a build up in wax, all the better as the treatment can be quite harsh on the eardrums.) Here in Cornwall surfers find them quite helpful because of the painful condition known as "surfers' ear", which seems to proliferate among that lifestyle group.
Have I personally tried Hopi Ear Candles? Yes! Was it...relaxing and therapeutic? Yes. Once at a trade show I was encouraged to give them a go, and although I didn't have anything wrong with me that I was aware of, darting around trade shows can be quite tiring and stressful, as beneficial as it is. The experience was wonderful. When I eventually got to me legs I can honestly say that I felt more relaxed and less stressed for the experience. You can check out how they work a little further down in the blog. As long as you take care with a few simple precautions, they are perfectly safe and I would honestly say, occasional use of them whether there is anything wrong with you or not, is a good way of powering down after the day's activity.

Hopi Ear Candle When are they used?
They are used for problems relating to the head and ears, but help in other ways also:

  • Sinus problems
  • Hay fever
  • Compacted wax in ears
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Tinnitus
  • Helps to balance fluids - vertigo or Menieres' Syndrome
  • Relaxing and calming for stress relief
  • Sleep problems

Hopi Ear Candles are not a medication and are for external use only. Evidence is supported by many years of experience by practitioners. They do not constitute a guarantee of medical efficacy and if symptoms persist, it's probably wise to consult your health care practitioner.

Before you start, always place a glass of water within reach in order to extinguish the Ear Candles.

Create a relaxed atmosphere before you start. American Indian relaxation music and essential oils are a good way to achieve this but we also sell at Elixir scented Ear Candles. You will experience earcandling much more intensely if you keep your eyes closed.

Keep yourself warm with a blanket. Lie down on one side in a comfortable position. Support your head with a pillow so that the auditory canal is in a vertical position. The room should be draught-free, so the flame will burn smoothly. Draught in the room while the Ear Candle is alight can result in small, cold ash particles blowing off the Ear Candle. In order to protect your hair and clothing, your partner can place a cover around the treatment area.

When preparations are complete, your partner sits comfortably next to you. He/She should light the Ear Candle at the unlabeled end and place the non-burning end gently into the outer ear passage. A light turning movement should be applied until the Ear Candle is sealed in place. The Ear Candle is placed properly when you hear the pleasant crackling and hissing of the flame. Your partner will hold the Ear Candle firmly in place throughout the process. He/She will take care that no hair is within reach of the flame.

Burning down
Remember the Ear Candle has to be lit at the unlabelled end, opposite the safety filter! The Earcandle will never self extinguish! At the most, the Ear Candle may be burnt down to 1 cm above the red line (maximum burn) marking. Carefully remove the remainder of the Ear Candle and extinguish it in the glass of water nearby.

Treat both ears
It is generally advisable to treat both ears one after the other, each with a new Ear Candle. Any condensation material that remains attached to the fine ear hairs should be gently removed.

Subsequent rest
A subsequent rest of about 15 - 30 minutes will positively support the overall result. Continue to enjoy soft relaxation music and/or the smell of aromatic essences during this phase as well.

Other Info:
  • BIOSUN Ear Candles are about 22 cm long and have a burning time of 10-12 minutes. Earcandles need to be lit to function and continue to burn through the treatment.
  • For safety reasons BIOSUN do not recommend you to carry out the treatment by yourself. It should always be done by a second person. This will ensure your safety during the treatment and enables a considerably deeper relaxation.
Why Biosun?
Original BIOSUN Ear Candles are still made by hand today using the traditional recipe and the finest regularly tested ingredients. Without compromise, only premium quality, pesticide-free untreated cotton is used. Slight differences in colour or length are quality features of craftsmanship and are distinctive of this natural product.

The Hopi Ear Candle is a truly safe and natural product. Made in Germany according to the traditional Hopi Indian recipe, the ingredients include pure beeswax, precious honey extracts and organic cotton. These are combined with powdered Indian medicinal herbs, such as sage, St. John's Wort and chamomile, well known for their healing properties.

Hopi Ear Candles are a safe choice because they contain the exclusive cross-shaped barrier which prevents any liquid wax or excess condensate from entering the ear. This barrier is eco-friendly, being made from environmentally compatible PE.

Hopi Ear Candles are excellent in the treatment of nose and throat congestion, sinusitis, headaches, T.M.J. pain, tinnitus, and otitis external/tropical ear. Ideal relaxation treatment for stress or anxiety related symptoms. Softens earwax for easy removal.

The healing properties of Ear Candles has its foundation in two primary physical actions. Firstly, the slight vacuum (the chimney effect) inside the ear candle and the vibration of the rising air column serve to gently massage the ear drum and promote drainage of the frontal and paranasal sinuses. This has an immediate subjective effect of regulating ear pressure.

Users of Ear Candles describe a soothing, light sensation in the ear/head area. Secondly, the locally applied warmth stimulates the local circulation, invigorates local circulation and reinforces the flow of lymph. At the same time, important acupuncture points and reflex zones are stimulated.

The herbs in Hopi Ear Candles have been used for centuries for their specific healing qualities. Chamomile as an anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic sedative. Sage as a carminative, astringent and circulatory stimulant which relaxes peripheral blood vessels. St. John's Wort, as a restorative tonic for the nervous system and an analgesic. All these in combination are very effective in the treatment of head and ear related problems.

Hopi Ear Candles have obtained the prestigious CE mark (93/42-EEC) for medical devices in Europe. No other ear candle in the world has this extraordinary level of certification. Biosun Hopi Earcandles are crafted in Germany from the highest quality ingredients and are regularly tested at an independent laboratory in Germany. They have been shown to be free of all chemical pesticide and fungicide residues. No other ear candle worldwide is tested in this way.

How they Work
Ear Candles have a purely physical function. A light suction action (chimney effect) and the movement of the flame create a vibration of air in the Ear Candle, generating massage-like effect on the eardrum.

This induces a pleasant feeling of warmth and a balance of pressure in the ears, forehead and sinuses. It is soothing and helpful for earache and headache, ear noise, stress and nervousness. These benefits have been well know through 15 years of experience and confirmed by thousands of doctors worldwide.

The flow of air circulates a concentrated vapour of the herbal extracts, soothing, calming and protecting any irritated areas. The warmth of this heat draught stimulates the peripheral blood circulation.

Any stimulation of blood circulation leads to an improvement in the cleansing processes of the lymphatic system that, in turn, promotes immunological defences. It also stimulates energy points and reflex zones. The process gently increases natural secretion, which can continue to have effect up to 24-48 hours later.

  • There are many inferior "home-made" ear candles sold, made from a petroleum by-product, paraffin wax or a mix of paraffin and beeswax. SUCH CANDLES HAVE NO SAFETY FEATURES and reports of burns from dripping wax and falling ash are commonplace. For your own safety, use only safe pure BIOSUN Hopi EarCandles.
  • If you feel you suffer from chronic or acute diseases, or feel earcandling may not suit you, you should consult a therapist of your confidence for further advice.
  • In the presence of a perforated eardrum or tympanostomy tube implants (grommets) BIOSUN strictly do not recommend the use of Earcandles. The same applies to all kinds of inflammation or infection of the ear or skin diseases in and around the ear.
  • Very rarely allergic reactions to the ingredients are reported. This takes the form of spontaneous itchiness and can be relieved with suitable eardrops.]]
  • The application of Earcandles is at your own risk and responsibility. If you follow the instructions carefully, the application will be simple and safe.
The Ear Candle - and ear candling treatment - derives from the ancient secret of the American Indians.

It has been preserved and transformed through the use of technology into the Original Hopi Ear Candles.

Historical roots can be found among the peoples of the Siberian prairies, Asia and the native North and South American Indians. Ancient rock paintings show the use of Ear Candles at initiation rituals and medicinal ceremonies.

Please always store Ear Candles in the airtight bag in a dry and cool place.

To buy Biosun Hopi Ear Candles click here, or on any of the links above. If you wish to speak to a customer advisor about this product, you can telephone us on 01208 814500 for further information.

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