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  • n. An alternative medicine practice claimed to assist the natural clearing of earwax from a person's ear by lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other end in the ear canal; medical researchers claim it to be both dangerous and ineffective.


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  • Back in town, Ramona and I would sit with our coffee in the Mediterranean Caf, headquarters of the large local alternative culture, its windows full of little business cards for therapists of one persuasion or another, from ear candling to primal scream, watching this faraway other world go by.



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