Diane L

“During surgery, a breathing tube bent one of my vocal cords during intubation or extubation. Speaking was painful and there was little volume. My ENT said it could take up to one year before any real progress was noticed. Her suggestion was a surgical procedure to fill in the curve so there would be contact between the two cords. This would mean more anesthesia and more intubation; the very thing that had damaged the cord. I opted instead to seek help from the acupuncturist who was treating me for other issues. I consistently met with her several times a week. In a MUCH shorter amount of time than the one- year prognosis, volume was restored and the pain was gone without the risk of another surgery. There has been no relapse in the year since treatments began.”

– Diane L

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