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Homeopathic Treatment for Vocal Cord Paralysis

The vocal cords are a band of muscle tissue fold located inside the larynx (voice-box). Vocal cords are also known as vocal folds. The function of the vocal cords is to produce sound for speech, protect the airways from getting choked by food, drink or saliva and regulating air flow in the lungs. During inhalation, the vocal cords move apart (get abducted). These vocal cords then adduct or come close together while swallowing and sound production. Any hindrance of nerve supply to the larynx may result in vocal cord paralysis. This condition is also known as vocal fold paresis,  recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis, or vocal fold paralysis. Speaking, breathing and swallowing are the functions that get affected if the vocal cord gets paralyzed. Homeopathic remedies for vocal cord paralysis carry a good scope of treatment. Cuasticum, Gelsemium, and Cocculus Indicus are the top homeopathic medicines used to treat vocal cord paralysis.

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Homeopathic medicines for vocal cord paralysis.

Homeopathic Treatment for Vocal Cord Paralysis

The homeopathic mode of treatment is quite effective for managing vocal cord paralysis. From the long list of effective homeopathic medicines used to manage cases of vocal cord paralysis, the major ones are Causticum, Gelsemium, Cocculus Indicus, Lachesis, Stannum Met, Nux Vomica, and Phosphorus. Homeopathy is a symptom-based science where the symptoms provided by the patient provide the key towards the medicines required for a particular case. The chances of recovery in each and every case of vocal cord paralysis are highly variable. Various factors like the duration of complaint, intensity of symptoms, unilateral/bilateral involvement collectively decide the scope of homeopathic treatment. It needs to be noted that in cases of complete bilateral vocal cord paralysis (where the vocal cords are held tightly close together in the midline), there is a decrease in the airflow. This leads to a major difficulty in breathing. In such cases, urgent alternative help (other than homeopathy) should be taken. The homeopathic medicines for vocal cord paralysis should be taken after consulting a well-qualified homeopathic physician.

Homeopathic Medicines for Vocal Cord Paralysis

Causticum – Homeopathic Medicine for Hoarseness of Voice in Vocal Cord Paralysis

Causticum is a natural medicine for hoarseness of voice in cases of vocal cord paralysis. In cases needing Causticum, hoarseness of voice is most marked in the morning and evening. There is also an inability to speak loudly. Shortness of breath may also be present

Gelsemium – Homeopathic Remedy for Weak Voice in Vocal Cord Paralysis

Gelsemium is a natural remedy prepared from the bark of the root of a plant Gelsemium Sempervirens, which is commonly known as Yellow Jasmine. This plant belongs to the natural order Loganiaceae. Gelsemium is indicated for cases of vocal cord paralysis that causes the voice to become weak. A burning sensation in the larynx may also be felt.

Cocculus Indicus – Effective Homeopathic Medicine for Tremulous or Broken Voice in Vocal Cord Paralysis

Homeopathic medicine Cocculus Indicus is prepared from the seeds of a plant named Indian Cockle. The natural order of this plant is Menispermaceae. Cocculus Indicus helps in managing tremulous voice or broken voice in cases of vocal cord paralysis. Oppressed or difficult breathing may be an accompanying symptom.

Lachesis – Effective Homeopathic Remedy for Loss of Voice in Vocal Cord Paralysis

Lachesis offers a natural treatment for loss of voice in cases of vocal cord paralysis. This remedy is most indicated for vocal cord paralysis of the left side. Episodes of choking on eating may also be present along with the above features.

Stannum Met – Natural Homeopathic Medicine for Hoarse and Weak Voice

Homeopathic preparation Stannum Met works well in cases of vocal cord paralysis presented with either hoarse or a weak voice. Hawking mucus may improve voice quality. A need to take frequent deep breaths may accompany the above symptoms.

Nux Vomica – Natural Homeopathic Remedy for Vocal Cord Paralysis with an Inability to Speak Loudly

Nux Vomica is a homeopathic cure indicated for vocal cord paralysis where the person is unable to speak loudly. A frequent throat clearing may be present along with a cough while eating.

Phosphorus – Natural Treatment for Vocal Cord Paralysis with a Hoarse Voice

Phosphorus is another homeopathic medicine that is used to treat hoarseness of voice in cases of vocal cord paralysis. The voice may also be husky or rough. Prolonged speaking worsens the complaint.

Causes of Vocal Cord Paralysis

The causes of vocal cord paralysis include an injury to the vocal cord or recurrent laryngeal/vagus nerve, tumors, certain viral infections, thyroid surgeries, and cancer in rare cases.

Symptoms of Vocal Cord Paralysis

While both the vocal cords may get paralyzed, in most cases only one cord is affected. The symptoms of vocal cord paralysis include – hoarseness of voice, effortful speech, breathy voice, weak voice, vocal fatigue, and inability to speak loudly. Other symptoms that may appear in cases of vocal cord paralysis are – shortness of breath, choking and coughing after eating/drinking, throat clearing and aspiration of food/drink in the lungs.

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  1. Hello,
    This month I have been diagnosed with vocal cord paralysis by an ENT. The symptoms have been hoarseness, shortness of breath at times, occasional aspiration, and noisy respirations for several months. I noticed this after I received the Covid vaccination. Because I have to talk most of the day for my job, this has been really bothering me. The other real irritation is shortness of breath while I’m exercising and at times when I’m not exercising. I normally am a very active person. This has been quite an upset . Thank you,
    Laura

  2. Hi I have vocal cord palsy, following laryngitis and cough 3 days after my 3td covid booster. I am under ENT and they say I have silent acid reflux. I am on lanzaprazole. I am having speech therapy but the improvement is limited. It occurred in Sept last year.
    My voice is high pitched and difficult for.people. to hear
    Thank you

  3. Er Sumer Agarwal says:

    I am suffering from left vocal cord PAKY for the last two months. This was after I got SEPSIS due to NON STERILE instruments of root canal. PRO-Cal test 8.3 , WBC 15000. And DIARRHOEA 5-6 times on 31st May . Root canal on 27 May and 29 May.
    Please advise HOMEOPMEDICIBE fir the treatment

  4. Veena Raj Garg says:

    Dear Dr Sharma
    My wife aged 78 years is suffering from left vocal cord paralyses for last more than 2 years.She speaks with effort and interruption.She has undergone Homeo treatment for more than 1 year CGHS dispensary.
    Can you please improve her voice.She has earlier taken voice therapy also.

  5. kajol raut says:

    Hi my name is Kajol Raut and i am 26 years old. Actually i am suffering from right vocal cord paresis from last 2 months after recovering from covid.My vocal folds are not closing completely so my voice got so weak upto evening voice becomes so weak.pleease suggest me what should i do?

  6. Purnima Sen says:

    Hi my name is Purnima and I am 33 years old single lady, I had gone through schwanoma brain tumor surgery and after that I am facing 10 percent facial weakness left side and my vocal 11th nerve got paralyzed I need a good medicine for my vocal nerve please suggest my voice is like hoarse and I am eating very slow. Currently I am taking belis per Q arnica and hypericum medicine. Please advice

  7. JANARDAN PRASAD TRIPATHI says:

    My father age65years is suffering from paralysis mainly right side he is not able to speak only unclear voice is produced after trying hard please suggest me Doctor l will be much obliged to you

  8. JANARDAN PRASAD TRIPATHI says:

    My father age65years suffering from paralysis right side ,he is not able to speak only some unclear voice is produced after trying hard please suggest me sir and tell me some effective medicine

  9. Carrie O'Brien says:

    Hi, my name is Carrie O’Brien I live in Minnesota. I recently got digenosed with Vocal Cord Paralysis or; dysfunction. I have all the symptoms and I, feel like it’s blocking my airways. I was if you could help me. I’m very I interested in a more homeopathic remedies to treat this and heal my vocal cords and get them to open up so, I, can breath. Please, get back to me. I can give you my address; If we could find a time to talk and you could give some listings of doctors that can help me in Minnesota.

  10. Timothy J Hesh says:

    Dear Doctor , I’m a 63 year old male, who lost my voice around December 18th of 2020. The only thing I can think that caused it was after I went to my primary physician I received a Flu shot, the first time I have taken one since childhood shots. Two weeks after the shot I had a sore throat type of reaction and then lost my voice. I have been battling this for last year, having two procedures where a Doctor shoots a filler into my left vocal cord to blump it out. it works for a very limited time, and I end up going back to being hoarse, and have difficulty communicating . I get shortness of breath after talking for a period of time, and it has been very frustrating to my well being. I’m scheduled to have surgery in December to physically plump out the left vocal cord, and I feel a bit uneasy doing this. I would like to try another way before attempting this type of treatment, I’m searching for ways to fix issues I have, by working out , eating right and taking proper supplements, this is a journey . Just for your knowledge I had a CT scan and it showed no Tumor or anything that would cause the nerve to not work. Thanks, any information would help.

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