Monday, February 22, 2016
Can You Face Your Vocal Problems, or Are You trying To Sugarcoat Your Feelings?
If you feel any changes in your voice whatsoever, please don’t ignore it! See a natural health/voice specialist as soon as possible! Don’t convince yourself that everything is fine and almost as good as before. You are experiencing some changes and (let me tell you) there is definitely no change without change.
Something had happened!
Maybe you had a virus, strep throat or just a simple flue? After recovering from any of the above, suddenly, you have discovered that your voice, per say, had not recovered.
You are still speaking raspy and your voice still sounds hoarse. You, meanwhile, continuously trying to justify your voice condition by saying, “Oh. I’m just having a cold, or I just had a cold and my voice is still recovering”.
So, some time passes and your voice is still scratchy and your throat is still sore. You are experiencing difficulties with communication and trying more so to write then to speak.. (Thank God we all have computers and “smartphones” now)
Eventually, your family doctor is referring you to the ENT specialist…? And then, you suddenly find out that one of your vocal cords is… paralyzed..?
“WOW! How could that be???” you ask yourself and your doctors.
Unfortunately, it happens more and more often then ever before.
“What should I do now?”
Now you have to embrace the fact of the matter and act accordingly.
The majority of medical professionals offer all kinds of surgeries and also offer implants, injections & what have you.
The alternative solution is such that you will have to learn a whole new application of the voice and learn to speak (or sing for that matter, which is much harder and could be completely impossible) from the different set of muscles (your facial cavities) and coordinate those facial muscles with your abdominal muscles, so that your voice would be supported for its lift off of the vocal box and off of the vocal cords.
Special speech exercises (in my practice, used with special body movements) will allow the voice to be channeled and projected to its aimed destination.
All of the above will be happening upon the method of visualization; and thus, upon design.
Your paralyzed vocal cord may begin to move a little, but that is still not the main objective.
The focus is to make you speak utilizing different sets of muscles other then the vocal cords per say; and make you sound as close to your original voice as possible.
The sooner you come to terms with the fact that you do have a voice issue, the better chances you will have to get a full (or close to a full) recovery of your voice, but, unfortunately, not necessarily your vocal paralysis… which is (in the above case) luckily just a “labeling” diagnosis.