Hopi Ear Candling

Level: Professional Development/Personal Achievement

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*
  • Be eligible for membership of The Guild of Holistic Therapists

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Hopi Ear Candling, or Thermoauricular Therapy, is an ancient and natural therapy which has been handed down to us through many civilizations.  The practice is safe, non-invasive and soothing, and it has a relaxing, calming effect on the whole body. The candles work on a ‘chimney’ principle, drawing up impurities from within the ear.  It is beneficial in the treatment of ear and sinus conditions. Locally applied heat also has the effect of stimulating blood circulation, which can strengthen the immune system and enhance lymph circulation.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
    • The Title
    • How do Hopi Candles Work?
    • Who can be Treated?
      • Contra-indications
      • Example Client Form
      • How Many Treatments are Needed?
    • Candle Supplies
      • Hopi Candles as Medical Instruments
      • Types of Hopi Candle
    • Preparation
    • Case Study
    • What Next?
  • Lesson Two
    • Anatomy and Physiology
      • The Ear
      • In a Nutshell
    • Benefits of Hopi Candling
    • Ear Conditions
      • Ear Wax
      • Glue Ear
  • Lesson Three
    • Ear Conditions (Continued)
      • Perceptive Deafness
      • Sinusitis
      • Rhinitis
      • Tinnitus
      • Acute Mastoiditis
      • Ear Infection
      • Otosclerosis
    • In Conclusion
  • Lesson Four
    • The Treatment
      • Needs
      • Procedure
      • Auricular Therapy
      • Sinus Massage

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration fee included.