Aphonia Loss Of Voice

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This affection requires treatment variously, as it depends on one or

another procuring cause.

If it be the result of recent "cold," inducing acute catarrhal

irritation in the larynx, treat first as for common cold, and

close the sitting as follows: Place N. P., long cord, of A D

current, in good medium force, upon back of neck or in the mouth, and

treat three to five minutes, twice a day, with P. P., over the front

parts of the air pipe in the neck; mostly over the larynx--Adam's


If it be from paralysis of the larynx, treat with B D current, rather

strong force; placing P. P., long cord, on back of neck or in the

mouth, and work with N. P. over the larynx, and somewhat over the air

tube of the neck generally. Treat three to five minutes, daily.

If, as is sometimes the case, the difficulty proceeds from a relaxation

of the diaphragm, with general sagging down of the thoracic and

abdominal viscera, so as to draw upon the trachea, then treat the whole

trunk tonically, using the B D current. Place the N. P. low on back of

neck, and treat with P. P. over the abdomen and thorax, and especially

all around the edge of the diaphragm--along the lower line of the false

ribs. Treat with medium strength of current, ten minutes, three times a

week. The aim is to contract all the relaxed parts, so to relieve the

larynx from the strain upon it.