Acupuncture That Works – Vocal Chords

How can Acupuncture help your vocal chords?

Are you a singer, speaker or suffer from throat problems? Then it may surprise you to know that acupuncture could help you.

The throat can be subject to a number of infections and disorders such as irritation, vocal chord polyps and nodules as well as hoarseness or even cancer. There are certain acupuncture points that can be affected when some of these problems arise to help mitigate the symptoms that arise. Some of the points at the back of the neck and some that pass through the throat on their channels or meridians have been shown to be particularly useful in helping patients regain their voice. For example some local points such as ST9 and LI18 can be used however other points such as LU9 or even ST36 can not only help promote circulation through the throat area but can also help the qi move around the body thus stopping any stagnation happening thus preventing the disorders in the first place. By moving qi around the throat area may help keep your voice strong and reduce any irritation or disorder.

In addition to acupuncture, licorice and rhubarb have been found to be beneficial for the the throat, as well as green tea. There are also a wide range of Chinese herbs that can help with throat disorders.

If you suffer from a throat disorder or just want help with keeping your voice strong and healthy then maybe acupuncture can help?

 

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If you are interested you may find the attached study quite pertinent.

A Randomized Treatment-Placebo Study of the Effectiveness of Acupuncture

for Benign Vocal Pathologies

*Edwin Yiu, †Jie Jie Xu, ‡Tom Murry, §William I. Wei, †Ming Yu, *Estella Ma, †Wei Huang, and *Elaine Yee-lan Kwong

Hong Kong and Nanjing, China, and New York, New York

Summary: Acupuncture is a widely accepted treatment option for many medical ailments in China. Some reports claim that acupuncture is effective for treating dysphonia associated with benign pathological tissue changes. However, many of these reports are based on anecdotal evidence that lacks a scientific experimental design. The objective of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of intensive acupuncture therapy for dysphonias associated with benign pathological changes with a randomized, control design. Twenty- four subjects aged between 19 and 51 years were randomly assigned to either an experimental group or a placebo group. The experimental group received acupuncture on acupoints Renyin (Stomach Channel 9), Lieque (Lung Channel 7), and Zhaohai (Kidney Channel 6), which are all related to improving throat problems and vocal function, whereas the placebo group received acupuncture on acupoints Houxi (Small Intestine Channel 3) and Kunlun (Bladder Channel 60), which are not related to voicing. All subjects

Is Acupuncture better than paracetamol for headaches?

Acupuncture for Headaches
Acupuncture for Headaches

A report today by NICE, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence suggests that people in the UK could be having completely preventable severe headaches by taking too many painkillers. The guidance for the ‘Diagnosis and management of headaches in young people and adults‘ suggest that acupuncture could well be an alternative to simply taking more pain killers. The guidance suggests a course of up to 10 sessions of acupuncture over a period of 5-8 weeks for the prophylactic treatment of chronic tension-type headaches.

Acupuncture has consistently been proven to be an effective solution for people suffering from long term chronic headaches and is a suitable alternative treatment recommended by NICE, which is part of the NHS.


If you are suffering from long term persistent headaches then why not make an appointment to try acupuncture? Call us today on 0800 051 76 88 and ask for a free consultation.

KH – Northwich

My 5 year old son contracted Molluscum Contagiosum and spent over a year suffering with sores and scabs. Whilst these were very unsightly he was also unable to go swimming or play sport.

I came to see Emma as she had successfully treated my brother for a shoulder problem and I was confident that she would be able to help. Rather than use needles Emma administered acupressure in certain areas of my son’s body and after the second treatment I started to notice that the rash was starting to clear across the top of the my son’s body and the spots were not as angry looking. After the third treatment four weeks later, all of the spots had gone bar one.

Please note that all testimonials on this site have been written by the patients themselves.  All views expressed within them are solely those of the individuals concerned.  Any mention of success with their treatment applies only to their specific experience and is in no way a guarantee of efficacy in the treatment of other patients.  Whilst we will attempt to help any and all patients who attend our clinic we cannot guarantee the same outcome as those reported here.

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CP – Northwich

“I first went to see Emma for help with severe sickness in pregnancy. Having suffered all through my first pregnancy, I was being sick 4 times a day during my second pregnancy, and a friend suggested that acupuncture could help.

Emma carried out a detailed consultation during our first meeting, then focused on various stomach points to combat nausea and sickness. It took a few sessions for the benefits to kick in, but even after that first session my sickness was reduced to once or twice a week, and then over time it settled completely. I had baby girls both times, so I’m convinced that I would have continued to have exactly the same pregnancy symptoms the second time. In addition to the stomach points, as the pregnancy progressed Emma helped with various other side effects of pregnancy, such as insomnia, energy levels, tingling in my hands and backache.

I can honestly say that acupuncture made my second pregnancy a completely different – and far more positive – experience than my first. The sickness was very draining and I don’t think I could have coped if it had continued all the way through, especially with a lively toddler to look after too! Emma’s friendly, professional and pragmatic approach put my mind at ease, so it was emotionally beneficial too. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Acupuncture That Works to anyone.”

Please note that all testimonials on this site have been written by the patients themselves.  All views expressed within them are solely those of the individuals concerned.  Any mention of success with their treatment applies only to their specific experience and is in no way a guarantee of efficacy in the treatment of other patients.  Whilst we will attempt to help any and all patients who attend our clinic we cannot guarantee the same outcome as those reported here.

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