Vocal Science, Non-Surgical Voice Repair For All The Right Reasons… Think Outside Of The Box!

In a manner of speaking, this blog will be a perfect continuation of the previous blog named “Voice And Vocal Problems… Out-Doctored And Out-Treated… What’s next? “.

Indeed… What’ next?

By the law of averages, the next best thing would be to look and find the alternative solution to any of your health or voice problems. After all, we are talking about your health; and not only your voice/vocal health, but your health in general. I always had said that the voice is a reflection of the state of your being and the identification of who you are. It is equivalent to your fingerprints, as they voice you possess is exclusively your property.

You can acquire voice problems from all different causes and for all different reasons.

One of them could indeed be connected to the state of your health in general. One of the most common reasons could be your thyroid problem, which itself is interconnected to your emotional state of being.

According to holistic teaching, the thyroid represents suppressed emotions and hurts. Once the thyroid is affected, the voice may just literally get “stuck” in the lower position of your throat which will make your voice sound dull, possibly raspy and hoarse (due to excess of mucus and gastric acid) and, given the above, your projection (speaking and/or singing)will be severely compromised.

Also, more and more, we are attending to cases where, for whichever reason, (the main one is cancer of thyroid), the actual gland had been removed.  Unfortunately, and I am not afraid to say, that at least 80 percent of those who have undergone thyroidectomy, in the process, ended up with one or both vocal cords paralyzed.

How sad is that? Sad, indeed.

Therefore, when you are considering any kind of surgical procedures, be advised that if the procedure to be performed is anywhere close to your vocal anatomy, you could be very prone to vocal cord(s) damage. Even more sad news is when the operation is conducted not even near of vocal anatomy, and yet, due to intubation, your vocal box could be quite severely damaged.

So, in my opinion, unless it is a matter of life or death, try to avoid any kind of surgery at all cost!

The next major reason for voice problems could be acquired from what’s called acid reflux

Acid reflux (in majority of cases) is caused by a poor diet and poor lifestyle in general.

Some people really love acidic foods which include:

  • Spicy foods

  • Acidic fruits and vegetables

  • Red meats

  • ·Tomato-based products and etc.

The above can produce an excess of acid which (especially when the voice is positioned in the lower throat) will negatively affect the vocal anatomy and the vocal cords in particular.

As for singers and for loud speakers, it is very common to acquire what is called muscle tension dysphonia.

Speakers usually get it when they speak excessively and loudly, while concurrently pushing and pulling the voice out of the neck muscles; whereas singers usually lack proper vocal technique, and thus, also trying to extract the singing sound from all, so to speak, available muscles of their anatomy.

The more they push and pull, the more the neck muscles become “inviting”. Once the voice is completely drawn to the neck muscles, the muscle tension dysphonia “gladly” takes place. Something like this cannot be treated surgically.

With that said, the effected person has to start thinking outside of the box, so to speak.

What do I mean by that? Since everybody nowadays is (nevertheless) becoming computer savvy, they should be more then capable to conduct an adequate and thorough research; and by collecting the facts, they should be able to differentiate right from wrong and the real deal from the fake.

On this note, I would like to wish you all good luck in finding what you are looking for:  The best health and the best voice!


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