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purelightreiki
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Hello
I am thinking of doing a course in this. I had it done and loved it
There are some opinions that say it can be harmful in the long term or that it has no real benefits
I was wondering if there were any practitioners out there who knew more and could advise me?
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Amber

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It is a lovely treatment to receive (and to give). When I first qualified in this treatment about four or five years ago, there weren't many people doing it and I had quite a lot of clients, mainly out of curiosity value.

My own view is that it's not effective in many cases, although it does help some.

I definitely don't do as much as I used to, possibly partly because the majority of my clients are cancer clients and they tend to come for aromatherapy or reflexology and as I'm so busy, I don't tend to market the ear candling.

I haven't heard that such treatments are harmful. Indeed if you only use Biosun candles, they are British Standard so have undergone all the necessary safety tests.

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purelightreiki
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Thank you so much for that. Thats all good to hear from someone who is in the field so to speak
Take Care
Amber

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Please make sure that you do your course with a respected organisation in the therapy - that has been recognised by BIOSUN, as with all therapies, there are some courses that are offered where the certificate means nothing when it comes to insurance.

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Please make sure that you do your course with a respected organisation in the therapy - that has been recognised by BIOSUN, as with all therapies, there are some courses that are offered where the certificate means nothing when it comes to insurance.

I wasnt aware that courses had to be recognised by BIOSUN, infact of all the trainers i know, no one has their courses recognised by them but they are still accredited and insurable by reputable insurance companies.

Just out of interest, has anyone tried the Azteca candles which are CE marked. CE0535. Registered in the EU as a Medical Product in accordance with Medical Directive 93/42/EWG (class IIa).

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I would check that Isis training, I too was under the impression that insurance was only valid for BIOSUN candles.

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I would check that Isis training, I too was under the impression that insurance was only valid for BIOSUN candles.

It doesnt stipulate anywhere in my insurance for training or teaching that only biosun are to be used... but i will ring them tomorrow to double check

What I meant was i didnt realise that "courses" had to be recognised by "biosun". As this was mentioned by a previous poster.

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I've never heard of courses needing to be accredited by Biosun. They're just a manufacturer of hopi ear candles.

What I do know is that if you want to be trained as a professional Thermo-Auricular Therapy practitioner, then it has to be through a properly endorsed Thermo-Auricular Therapy training course.

As for Hopi Ear candles being harmful (apart from the risk of fire! 😉 ), I haven't come across any real cases of such, only scaremongering hear-say. Let's put it this way, there's more risk of damaging your ears by doing a course as a Diver due to the pressure of the water, than the gentle pressure of a Hopi candle.

I had my ears done again just a couple of days ago (it was easy enough for me to show my partner how to do it safely), and it's always relaxing and helpful to me. She also loves having her ears done to once in a while.

😉

All Love and Reiki Hugs

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~Jenny~
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can anyone recommend an ear candling course in essex? xx

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Jackie James22
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Hi Amber,

I originally trained in Hopi Ear Candles becaues I thought they looked great, not because I thought they worked. Most of my existing clients tried them, but I found that a few kept coming back. I was almost discouraging them from coming when I had a treatment while I was getting over a cold, and found that they really helped to clear my ears and sinus problems so now I'm hooked.

I have a training school and teach therapists how to use the candles. I'm not biosun registered because the process was too expensive for the number of students I have, but before I accept students onto my course I send them away to check that their insurance company will accept my course. So far nobody has come back and said that my course is not acceptable. I think one think that is important to look at is do you have to do case studies. I know some courses don't require this, but I don't think you offer the service until you are fully practiced.

Good luck with your course.

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