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.     Voice and Vocal Disorders Treatment

·     Post Voice/Vocal Restoration and Coaching

·     Mild Voice/Vocal Diseases Cure

We treat and cure most vocaldiseases and disorders. Most disorders are treatable and some of them are even curable. With our Vocal Science Trademarked technique and employment of the, specifically selected, natural herbal and homeopathic remedies, we are able to achieve results like no other!

How it is done:

The Vocal Science technique has been developed by the world renowned vocal coach, consultant and non-surgical voice repair specialist, Diana Yampolsky.

By utilizing the components of the Vocal Science method, Diana became capable to save the damaged vocal anatomy and restore the speaking and/or singing voice back to normal and beyond.

Using, (developed by Diana), speech and singing exercises, coupled with the certain body movements, she became capable of achieving the voice lift off of the vocal box and off of the vocal cords.

The voice, now got restructured to the different set of muscles, (facial cavities) and thus, get amplified 4 to 5 times its original volume. So for those who are suffering with low voiceprojection due to vocal injury, it is a savior. But the condition of it is that those facial cavities must work in full conjunction and coordination with the lower and upper abdominal muscles.

The latter is very important, as the lower abdominal muscles are responsible for the height of the sound which after the lift of the voice should be traveling 360 degrees above the person’s actual height.  The upper diaphragm muscles, (rib cage), responsible for the width, (body of the sound). As the sound travels in a circular direction (as any physical material body does) relatively, respectively and prospectively to the height and the width of the body, the circumference of the circle must be totally fulfilled.

Otherwise, the sound will be “tiny and skinny” and thus, no “fullness” of the voice will come out on the surface and thus, the projection of the full, healthy voice will be diminished.

How we treat and cure voice and vocal disorders:

We advocate specially selected, natural herbs and remedies, which are designed to strengthen the vocal box and vocal cords in particular.

They also aid to the cleanliness of the overall vocal anatomy. They help to get rid of all of the impurities like gastric acid and mucus. They also help to lubricate the vocal cords and larynx and keep the “vocal machine strong, oiled and lubed”, so to speak.

Once the voice is lifted, structured, placed and projected, those natural herbs and remedies become double effective, as now, the voice is not mixed in with the vocal anatomy and allows the space (within the vocal anatomy) for the healing and cure.

For the certain and some specific voice/vocal disorders, we also use homeopathic remedies, especially for the vocal diseases which are of viral nature; such as polyps and specific types of papilloma.

Please note: Some vocal disorders can be vastly improved with the Vocal Science™ technique and natural herbal and homeopathic treatment, but may not necessarily be cured.

The latter include severe forms of spasmodicdysphonia, some forms of complete vocal paralysis and some severe forms of throat cancer, especially if the patient has undergone numerous radiation treatments.

After the non-surgical voice repair and voice/vocal treatment is complete, the voice/vocal coaching begins. The voice repair client then becomes a voice/vocal student and learns how to speak/sing professionally not only complying with the standards of professional speaking /singing, but also assuring the safety and unlimited length of their found-again voice.

More and more, we are hearing about well-known artists losing their voices, cancelling their shows and tours and undergoing vocal surgeries.

Nevertheless, the amateur singers lose their voices in an everyday basis as well, we just don’t hear about it as much.

And lastly speakers: They are caught completely by surprise when their speaking voice seizes on them “out of the blue” or, at least, they think so. In reality, the voice loss is always premeditated. The worse it is for speakers, as they’re completely not expecting anything like that and the lost voice is getting them, the least to say, in shock.

The fact is that they do not realize that the voice is a vulnerable organ and could break very easily. Singers are, by far, more aware about it and those who proceed with caution, so to speak, are able to keep their voice healthy and lengthy for the rest of their lives.

So what about those who don’t know about voice preservation? We have the answer for them.

The Vocal Science technique, which we advocate, suggests you to use the different set of muscles (which are your facial muscles), instead of the vocal box muscles.

The facial muscles contain the sinus (vocal) cavities within.

That is where the voice (as a muscle) with the support of the abdominal muscles will get in and get secured within those cavities. Then with the proper breathing control, (also supported by the abdominal muscles), the sound gets projected to its aimed destination.

So, at that point, the mission is accomplished, as the wholesome mechanism, which allows the voice to work in its fullest capacity possible and with no pain or strain on the vocal anatomy, has been instilled in the human muscles and psyche.

If you can, you will be able to use your voice, by design, and think on a parallel track and in synchronicity with your speaking or singing.

Nevertheless, this is an invaluable skill to have.

The fact is that the majority of people do not possess that skill, as they are simply out-of-balance and out of alignment. Some of them think long and hard before producing the speaking or singing sounds and thus, evidently, “missing the boat”.

The others, opposite; they speak and sing without boarders and think, if at all, after the fact.

It is especially crucial for those who have been undergoing a non-surgical voice repair ordeal. In fact, the above-described imbalance was also a contributing factor to their voice disorder in the first place.

The human being who is, in fact, in balance, is most likely able to think and act on a parallel track, which means that his/her subconscious mind and conscious mind are aligned and thus, work on a parallel track with each other.

The subconscious mind is responsible for the thinking and the conscious mind plays the role of the driving force. If they are in agreement with each other, the voice should come out as the outcome of the above equation.

If the synchronicity between the subconscious and conscious mind is disrupted, the person will not be able to produce any sound upon design and will get stagnated with their thinking and no action, or with the action, which is not supported by any structural thinking.

In this case, the singer most likely will be going out of tune and out of timing and, no doubts, sooner or later, will end up with some kind of voice disorder.

The regular speaking person, who is very loud in an everyday basis, screaming and shouting at all given times and without boarders, also will end up with some kind of voice damage down the road. As these people have no understanding of any kind that their voice is also one of their organs and if abused, it will lose its functionality, just like a liver will give up its functions for the alcoholics.

To conclude – The balance is everything, and so is the knowledge. Stop yelling and screaming before, during and after the voice repair work. Speak in moderation and be always on guard that the voice is a fragile human organ and could snap and become damaged at any given time.

For singers – don’t push your voice to the extreme high or low notes without knowledge how to approach and access it. Please learn how to hear yourself thinking and act accordingly and timely.

I have just recently returned from my quick and somewhat short, but very impactful, trip from London.

Within only a little bit more than a week’s period of time, I was able to provide my four UK clients with my voice repair services; speaking & singing. All of them were unique in their own way and, nevertheless, all of them were different. However, one thing they had in common is that they were extremely smart and sharp, took directions really well and complied with the procedures, introduced to them, to a tee.

This whole process, for me, was extremely heart rejuvenating, as here in Canada & in North America in general, for some reason, people who come to obtain my services are, by far, not as alert, are taking directions much slower and mainly, after the fact, not compliant with the aftermath protocol.

For example: speech repair clients, for some reason, seem to be unable to understand that after they complete their voice repair course and treatment, they cannot begin to “speak without boarders”. The minute they acquire their speaking voice back, not even a ‘Russian Tank’ would be able to stop them.

Understandably, they were deprived of the regular communication due to their voice issues. However, they have to understand that they have just left a “vocal rehab” in a manner of speaking, and thus cannot begin right away “binging” on their colloquial speaking.

However, that, unfortunately, happened to one of my serious voice repair clients in the UK as well, who luckily, is in complete understanding of what had happened, and she also understands that, for the serious vocal anatomy problem like she has had, she would need a lot more hours of instruction, coupled with the enhanced natural treatment. That said, I will be heading out back to the UK to help her (and others) further in a few weeks.

Then there was a voice repair client who used to be a singer in his country, and won numerous of competitions in his early 20s. Not being aware of any vocal technique and just possessing a natural talent, he practiced, practiced and practiced…

One day, right before appearing on National Television, his voice “snapped” and he was no longer able to reach the high notes which he was famous for. He had already lined up some producers who were interested in prospering his professional career. In just seconds, his dream was shattered for the next 20 years forward. Of course, with time, he buried his frustration and disappointment, but the dream to become a well-known professional singer is still alive within him. Nevertheless, he went to numerous doctors who conducted numerous of scopes, but no one seemed to be able to help him. While with me in a session, he offered me a recent picture of his internal vocal anatomy.

I was shocked, as his whole pharyngeal area was blown out of proportion on both sides!

The doctor, however, commented that his vocal cords are good and his pharyngeal area is “slightly bowed”…? So in spite of the obvious health and vocal problems, the ENT specialist recommended the vocal coaching, which supposedly would help my client to restore his singing voice!!!

Go figure!!!

My doomed student, first and foremost, needs to work on his health and his vocal anatomy health. Those bowed, out of proportion pharyngeal glands, possessing tons of toxins within them. It is just like a ticking time bomb, which could explode at any given time and could also easily cause substantial bodily harm.

As per usual, I had administered the natural herbal treatment, which plays an essential part in one’s healing. The “proof was in the pudding”. Those herbs, (which also have medicinal power) almost in an instant, set off a body reaction.

My student first started to cough and then, shortly after, acquired flue like symptoms.

To my dismay, he clued in momentarily to what’s going on and started exclaiming that he finally felt a movement in his throat and in his chest which he was wishing to feel for the last 20-somewhat years. To his very big credit, he understood that in order to conquer his physical and vocal problem, something like this has to happen, and he embraced it with gratitude.

Way to go Man!

Then I had a voice repair client who flew to me from Scotland. That was quite a sad story, as this beautiful human being acquired what is called Spasmodic Dysphonia. This very nice woman is a teacher in a public school. Nevertheless, her vocal/neurological condition prevented her from working for some time.

However, obtaining five official hours (and all together six, and a bit, unofficial hours), she was able to improve conducting her voice in a more proper fashion which, in turn, had helped her to experience reduced amount of spasms. Obviously, either five or six hours could not be enough to conquer such a complicated voice disorder. Hopefully in the future, this wonderful human being will be able to pair up with me again for some much more in-depth instruction and natural treatment.

And lastly, about eight month ago, when I was last in London attending to a very beautiful and promising opera singer (former voice repair client), I also momentarily had attended to another in her mid-30s woman, who at the time, due to misuse of her speaking and singing voice, had a weak, scratchy, airy and somewhat hoarse voice.

She only took 2 hours of instruction in 2014.

When she came to my hotel room this time, and only for an hour and fifteen minutes, I could not recognize her voice, as she sounded completely normal, clear and amplified. I have asked her if she had attended any speech lessons, or anything like this related to the voice issue, her response was that she attempted to embark on a couple of singing lessons.

However, she said that she was unable to locate her teacher any further. So, if that is not a miracle, then what is? I was almost shocked to hear her speaking and as well as by her new looks (loss of weight, and overall rejuvenation)!

Way to go Girl!

Her determination to restore her voice and to work on her physical appearance is, indeed, the best example for any human being.

That’s all for now.

Let’s see what my next up-coming trip to the UK will have in store for me. I will definitely make sure to share it with my readers.

What do you mean by the above, you may ask?

What I mean is that the person in question, immediately after recovering their speech (or their singing voice for that matter), goes on the binge marathon. It’s like a person who has been on a diet for sometime, after loosing the desirable weight, goes right back to their bad eating habits and binges on everything they were deprived of. No doubts that their lost weight will come back really fast and often double their original weight.
Sad?
Indeed!
 
But that’s haw the human body works. Similarly, it happens with voice repairclients. They acquire virtually a “verbal diarrhea” And in spite of all my warnings and pleadings, they cannot stop talking until they again become raspy and hoarse! Now they are, so to speak, in their “comfort zone” but upset and frustrated that they have lost their ability to communicate with no pain or strain on their vocal anatomy, like they did during the instruction.
Whose fault is that? Obviously their own.
They obviously have not followed the recovery protocol, which was thoroughly and strongly advised to them. Who could they blame now? Obviously themselves.
However, all of us are human and it is understandable that when we become deprived of something, we want to regain it back real fast and that’s where the problem begins. We do not have patience, at least the majority of us.
And those who do, we applaud!
Nobody would imagine the athlete with an injured leg, (with only a few treatments behind his belt) suddenly start running a marathon! To regain the normal function of any organ, especially the limbs, spine and yes, voice, requires time and a strict regimen. In the case of the voice repair, the person requires to speak much less then before (at least for some time).
They have to continuously consume the natural herbs and remedies that were suggested to them. The absolute minimum amount of hours to start the rehab to concur the voice issue would be 30 consecutive hours of unique instruction and natural treatment. For some people that is enough, and they can carry on from there on their own. For others, it requires 2 or even 3 times of repetition of the same and then maintenance – In other words, “tightening the screws” should prevail.
It also depends on the severity of the vocal disorder However, the strong and determined people require less repletion and less maintenance. The more healthy and fit people usually have much less struggle with the instruction, treatment and aftermath. Those (with psychological problems and poor diet) require more attention on both parts – instruction and treatment.
 
And, as a rule, they have many more problems during and after the process.  Very often, the voice repair clients suffer from many physical and emotional problems, which also contribute to their voice loss and their voice dysfunction. So the voice problem could be a very complicated and deep matter, as the voice loss might be just a symptom of something much more serious going on with the person.
Therefore, the voice issue cannot be taken lightly and should be addressed immediately, as it could be an indication of something serious yet to come, for example, a stroke or heart attack.

I want my readers to understand the seriousness of any voice disorder and address it, if not medically, then alternatively, as soon as possible.

I have more and more inquiries from people who used to sing for the longest time in the past; and suddenly, (or at least so they thought), lost their singing range and some of them even lost their

singing voice altogether

Now they are older and in their 40s (and counting), and they still cannot get a grip with the notion that their love and joy of singing might never be present again.

20 or 30 years later after the occurrence, they are still upset and even depressed about it.  Of course, they have been through numerous doctors and speech therapists appointments; but in the majority of cases, it did not add up to any expected results.

Needless to say, since they had lost their love and joy being able to sing, their lives were never the same. Their passion and desire for expressing themselves, (telling their stories through singing), had been deeply buried.

  1. What would it take to recover one’s singing voice? Is it even possible?
  2. If it were possible, how would it impact the long-term sufferer’s life?

I, fortunately, could give the answers to all of the above:

To answer the first question, luckily, in majority of cases,

it is absolutely possible

How does it happen that the singing voice, “all of a sudden, disappears”, (so to speak), you may ask?

Some people are born with natural singing talent and once they discover it, they obviously begin to use it, and rightfully so. However, enjoying their newly found voice, they use it excessively and thus, not being aware of the proper

voice application and vocal technique.

they end up abusing it to the “point of no return”, at least in the conventional sense.

For some reason, neither them nor their mentors realize that the singers’

vocal cords are not made from steel.

In fact, they are very fragile and have to be treated with special care. Like any instrument, it requires a frequent tune-up and, of course, proper maintenance.

Usually, the young and talented artists who get discovered via their talents and looks have no idea how to power their voice without any pain or strain on their vocal anatomy. So they pull and push their voices full force. And one day, sooner or later, the voice “pops”, as one of my voice repair clients described it.

The musicians often use the expression, “No gig lasts forever”.

Indeed! Nobody should take his or her voice, (or other anatomy for that mater), for granted. If you are entering any high tasking field, (singing performance included), please research, (and act accordingly), how not to kill your voice, but rather the opposite; how to preserve and nurture your internal, fragile instrument – Your Voice!

As to recover it and restore it to its original state would take a great effort on the part of the singer and a very experienced voice specialist.

To answer the second question, the

voice recovery and restoration

is a huge deal and when it is complete, some people begin to rethink the purpose of their lives.  It is a little difficult to turn the clock back and now leave their present lives and come back to something what was very precious in the past.

As we all know, there is no change without change, even if it is positive. However, in any case, the benefits of a newly found voice are countless:

The confidence, the self-esteem and self-worth, the dignity and integrity, the pride of accomplishment… and just simply recovered joy and passion.

What price tag could you put on that?!

Attention all Speakers and Singers!

If you have noticed that your speaking or singing voice is not performing as per usual and rather sounds lower and somewhat hoarse, PLEASE STOP!!!

If you continue speaking in your usual manor and disregard the fact that your voice is feeling scratchy and your throat is feeling itchy, you might lose your voice completely and for some time ahead.

Singers: please do not continue singing if you have noticed that it is much harder now to reach your high notes, which normally would not be a problem and if you have to push and pull your voice out of your inflamed, sore throat.

At that time, you may also notice that your voice has deepened and has begun to sound scratchy and hoarse. If you don’t stop in time and look into your voice and vocal anatomy problem, that could be very much the end of your singing career.

Coaching and repairing voices for over 40 years, I had a lot of cases where the performer did not stop on time to address the vocal problem he had and, as a result, got his vocal cord paralyzed, or just damaged beyond repair.

One case comes to mind where I received a client from Atlanta Georgia who happened to be a Pastor, who was appointed to travel the world to preach and sing prayers. He got laryngitis, (my guess would be that it came from the wrong way of singing and some stress associated with it).

So instead of stopping and looking into the problem, either medically or alternatively, he continued his engagements until he could not do it at all.

And then there was the moment of truth.

As a result of not taking proper care of the laryngitis and not using the rightvocal technique (speaking and singing), his right vocal cord got paralyzed. Vocal paralysis is very hard to reverse and not always possible. However, I have had a very good success with it, especially if only one vocal cord was affected.

Although, the complete cure of the vocal paralysis may not occur, using the actual Vocal Science™ technique, coupled with the (designed by me), special speech and singing exercises, will make the person much more articulate and clear, so the individual’s speaking voice will begin sounding almost as per normal.

With respect of the singing voice, it’s not that easy and with the damage like this, it is definitely not always possible to restore it.

As much as I could try to go around the effected vocal cord (via my method), if it doesn’t start moving at least remotely, the effort could easily become obsolete.

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