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Ear Candling Elgin IL

Local resource for ear candling in Elgin, IL. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to ear candling, earwax removal supplies, ear drops, and ear cleaners, as well as advice and content on ear wax, ear infections, and hearing loss.

Jongwook Ham
(847) 742-7458
2050 Larkin Ave
Elgin, IL
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Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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Nikhil J Bhatt
(847) 742-7458
2050 Larkin Ave
Elgin, IL
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Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck

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Kevin J Hulett
(630) 668-2180
25 N Winfield Road #519
Winfield, IL
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Otolaryngology

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James M Chow
(630) 668-2180
25 N Winfield Rd., #519
Winfield, IL
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Otolaryngology

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David A Goodman
(815) 455-0858
390 E Congress Pkwy
Crystal Lake, IL
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Otolaryngology

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Garrett Griffith Losh
(847) 697-3800
2350 Royal Blvd
Elgin, IL
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Otolaryngology

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Arkadiush Tomash Byskosh
(630) 208-4700
302 Randall Rd
Geneva, IL
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Otolaryngology

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Gary L Livingston
(815) 455-0850
390 E Congress Pkwy
Crystal Lake, IL
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Otolaryngology

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Aijaz Alvi
(815) 455-0850
390 E Congress Pkwy Ste M
Crystal Lake, IL
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Otolaryngology

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Sorrel E Fagel
(847) 981-3670
800 Biesterfield Rd
Elk Grove Village, IL
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Otolaryngology

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Ear Candling�Good or Bad?

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December 13, 2005: 3:59 pm: Dr. Neil Ear Problems

Ear Candling–Good or Bad?

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A man asked:

What is your opinion regarding ear candling? Do you consider it to be safe or not?

The plain truth is that ear candling is not effective. Proponents claim it can cure conditions such as hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, Meniere’s disease and a host of other conditions.

A number of years ago, I investigated ear candling. In the course of my research, I couldn’t find any proven good that it does. As a result, I don’t recommend anyone wasting their money on ear candling.

As to its safety, you are literally playing with fire–and when you play with fire you can get burned as a result. Don’t kid yourself, it does happen.

Audiologist Heather Shenk has written an excellent article on ear candling called “Ear Candling: A Fool Proof Method, or Proof of Foolish Methods?” Her article gives the history of ear candling from ancient times to the present, its supposed benefits and what really happens when you ear candle. Read this article before either your wallet or your ears get burned.

Her article is at http://www.audiologyonline.com/articles/arc_disp.asp?article_id=1501 .

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