Ear candle therapy has been handed down through many civilisations, and its roots are found in Asia and the Indians of North and South America. There have been ancient wall paintings discovered that show the ear candles being used for cleansing and purification ceremonies . This was carried out to clear the negative energies from the head and aura. Apparently the practice reached the modern world via the Hopi Indians (Hopi translated means 'peaceful ones') The Hopis are renowned for their extensive knowledge of healing and their spiritual lifestyle. The ear candles were used by the shamanic healers and are still made today using the traditional formula.