Tips and advice for learning how to speak, sing, perform and live the dream of being a professional entertainer (speaker or singer) and performing artist, along with common sense commentary and rants on the state of today's music industry. Written by international master vocal coach, Diana Yampolsky, creator of Vocal Science (TM).
How To Attend To Vocal Cord Paralysis - What Could Be The Causes & How You Should Deal With Them?
Mainly, vocal cord paralysis occurs after related (and
unrelated) surgeries such as, for example: Thyroid removal surgery, spinel
fusion and even simple surgical procedures that require surgical intubation (Tracheotomy).
Often, those tubes are inserted incorrectly and, as a result, the vocal cord(s)
could be damaged
The voice could be easily jeopardized if you have
experienced stroke, or even unrelated surgeries, for example, due to even any
accident, which requires surgical procedure. Of course if (God forbid) the
sufferer had any growths like tumor, or even a simple nodule or polyp on a
vocal cord, removal of any of the above could easily cause vocal damage and
vocal cord(s) paralysis.
The Vocal Science™ technique is the only alternative way,
which could dramatically improve ones’ speech and even singing voice for that
matter. The Vocal Science method is a
holistic and alternative approach to voice mechanics.
By the virtue of fact, the method suggests to remove the
pressure of the sound from he vocal cords and lift the voice to the alternative
muscles, which once put to work together in full conjunction and coordination,
will amplify the sound 4 to 5 times over and will employ the wholesome vocal
mechanism to work in its fullest capacity and with no pain or strain on the
vocal anatomy. The space on the bottom of the throat is also released and thus,
allows the room for the natural herbal and homeopathic remedies to work in the
full force, which will greatly aid to the patients’ voice/vocal recovery.
Please be advised that this process of restoration of the
voice (after the vocal cords/vocal folds paralysis had occurred) is extremely
tedious and intense.
It could be also a very emotional process on the patient’s
part. Obviously, their voice is not sounding the same and, at times, it Is
difficult for them to pronounce certain syllables. I have seen a lot of tears
in my studio/clinic, which sometimes served a positive deed, as after a good
cry, the patient had regrouped and caught a second breath, so to speak.
By that point, they got their sadness out of their heart and
soul by releasing their emotions and even their voice became lighter and more
compliant to the instruction.
A lot of the patients, understandably, possess a lot of
‘stuffed-up’ emotions. That, by itself, could be one of the reasons of their
voice disorder. I receive a lot of patients with thyroid problems and even
removed thyroids due to cancer. In holistic teaching, the thyroid represents suppressed
emotions and hurts.
So, in the first place, they were experiencing something
that, emotionally, they could not comprehend.
Majority of the diseases are emotionally induced and then,
they manifest in the physical body. For example: A bad marriage could cause a
lot of anger and anguish. The human liver (in the holistic understanding) does
represent suppressed anger.
When one of the spouses dies of cancer, it is almost 100 out
of 100 that it would be the cancer of thyroid or, even more so, cancer of
That’s, of course, if the marriage was full of disagreements
So, from our side, we are wishing you peace and harmony in
whatever you are doing in your life path. That will keep you happy and healthy
& most likely by osmosis will keep your voice intact.