Purton House Newsletter Promoting health, wellness & integration SUMMER EDITION JULY 2008
Message from Nicky Pool – founder 1
have just returned from a
will tailor make your retreat to meet
fantastic nine-day holiday in
your requirements and thus ensure
Portugal. Why was it so good? For
that you get the most out of your time
me it was having the first five days
with us. This is one of the best ways
to myself to do what I wanted
to manage the inevitable stresses in
when I wanted and having no
our lives in order to maintain good
demands made upon my time other
health, prevent a major crisis or to
than by myself. After that recovery
recover from any setbacks that life
time I was ready to delight in the
might have presented to us. August is
Message from Nicky 2
arrival of my grandchildren. Equally
a time of ease for many of us – even if
important – for me - was the fact
the children are off school – so to
that the sun and warmth were
celebrate those lazy, hazy days of
always there so that I could relax
summer we are offering a 25% dis-
into them and totally unwind. Bliss!
count off all retreats. How can you re-
In this country we cannot promise
sist such an opportunity? So hurry
the sun and warmth but a Retreat
across to the website without delay,
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at Purton House will give you time
by yourself with no outer demands. We will take care of your basic needs and if you will allow us we will also pamper you by giving you permission to indulge yourself. Indeed, if you so choose you could
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What are Hopi Ear Candles?
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Hopi Ear Candles (also known as Thermal Auricular Therapy)
is a relaxing, non-invasive treat-
Nicky Pool RSHom, SRN, UKCP
ment of the ears, used to treat
a variety of
clinic in Bucks, and there are many reputable
I use Hopi Candles frequently in my
therapists throughout the country.
A Brief History of Hopi Ear Candles This is an ancient and natural therapy handed down by many civilisations. It is believed that the Ancient Greeks used ear candles, initially probably for cleansing, purifying and healing on a spiritual basis, but much later on a purely physical basis. However, the practice reached the modern world via the native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona (it's interesting to note that Hopi means peaceful people). Ear candles were used traditionally by Shaman healers, and ancient wall paintings show their importance in initiation ritu-
als and healing ceremonies of the tribe.
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What are the ingredients and how do
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The candles are made from the natural ingredients of beeswax, honey extracts, sage, Wort, chamomile, beta-carotene and organically grown flax. The candles work by vapourising their
When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied. --Herophilus ingredients once lit, causing convectional air flow
However, most clients find the treatment relaxing
towards the first chamber of the ear. The candle
and regularly describe a "slight relieved feeling"
creates a mild suction which lets the vapours
in the ears and head but also a relaxing and
gently massage the eardrum and auditory canal.
calming effect on the whole system. Where long-
Once the candle is placed in the ear it forms a
term conditions are being treated, the client can
seal which enables wax and other impurities to be
drawn out of the ear.
occasional popping shortly after the treatment.
What symptoms are Hopi Ear Candles
What is involved in a typical treatment
After a short consultation and examination relat-
person to person, some of my clients have re-
ing to your ear condition, you are asked to lie
ported Hopi Candles to be helpful with:
comfortably on your side while you listen to relaxing music.
The candle is then gently placed
Excessive or compacted wax in the ears
Ear irritation and sinus congestion
Pressure regulation in cases of sinusitis,
through the session, keeping the candle steady.
rhinitis, glue ear, colds, flu, headaches
You will experience a pleasant crackling sound as
Stimulation of local and reflex energy flow
the candle burns and a warm comfortable feeling,
Energetic revitalisation in cases of hearing
into the auditory canal, where it is lit. The thera-
pist holds it in a vertical position all the way
and as the candle burns down, the residue ash (if it falls) will just turn to dust. The candle is then taken away while you lie there for a few mo-
Relaxing and calming effect in cases of
ments before turning over to treat the other ear
stress and depression
in the same way.
Noises in the ears, tinnitus
How much does it cost?
It is important to remember to obtain your GP’s opinion first if you are in doubt as to the use of
The Hopi candle treatment lasts 30 mins, then the sinus draining will last a further 30 mins. This
treatment is offered at Purton House with the fa-
Are there any side effects?
cial massage, so please contact the enquiries
No contraindications are known, but as a precau-
number for treatment prices and available dates.
tion, it is advisable not to use Hopi candles: •
If grommets are in place
If there is inflammation or infection
In the event of an allergic reaction to the
Article by Gilly Cardelll, ITEC, MIPTI, PHSH Homepath/Aromatherapist/Reflexologist at Purton House
When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied. --Herophilus
Munch munch Time Rustic Italian salad with golden chunks of oven-baked ciabatta A quick and easy salad that can be served as a light lunch, as an accompaniment to barbecued food or as part of a picnic. Serves 4: Preparation time 25 minutes: Cooking time 25 minutes 1/2 Ciabatta , 6 tbsp Olive Oil , 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar, Tomatoes on the Vine (7-9 fruits), 1/2 cucumber, 1 large red onion, finely sliced, 200g Olives, Basil Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Cut the bread into 2cm slices. Tear into bite-sized chunks and place in a large bowl with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Toss to combine and season with salt and
pepper. Tip the chunks of bread over a baking sheet and
toast in the oven for 10 minutes until crisp
Meanwhile, place the remaining olive oil in a small bowl or jug with the balsamic vinegar and whisk together well with a fork to emulsify. Season to taste. Cut the tomatoes into quarters, then peel the cucumber and cut into 5cm-long wedges. Place in a large bowl and toss together with the red onion and olives. Add the toasted bread. Pour the dressing over and toss to combine. Tear the basil into pieces, scatter over the salad and serve.
GONNA BE A BEAR In this life I’m a woman. In my next life, I’d like to come back as a bear. When you’re a bear, you get to hibernate. You do nothing but sleep for six months. I could deal with that. Before you hibernate, you’re supposed to eat yourself stupid. I could deal with that too. When you’re a girl bear, you birth your children (who are the size of walnuts) while you’re sleeping and wake to partially grown, cute, cuddly cubs. I could definitely deal with that. If you’re a mama bear everyone knows you mean business. You swat anyone who bothers your cubs. If your cubs get out of line, you swat them too. I could deal with that. If you’re a bear, your mate EXPECTS you to wake up growling. He EXPECTS that you will have hairy legs and excess body fat.
Homeopathic Education at Thames Valley University
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