Loss of Voice

Loss of Voice (aphonia)

Sound comes from Lung with Kidney as root. Most commonly is caused by talking too much or screaming.


Chinese medicine - external pathogen invasion injures the Lungs regulating Qi function. Emotional stress causes Liver and Lung Qi stagnation, and anything that injures the Kidney Yin makes water unable to ascend to nourish the throat and Lung resulting in Fire that injures the Lungs.


Excess - acute with superficial syndromes, or Liver Fire Deficiency - slow onset

Principle of Treatment - clear turbid Qi

Acupuncture points - Ren Du, Ren 23, LI 18, Du 15 - excess - HT 5, LU 7, LI 4 - deficiency - BL 13, 23, KI 3


Alternative Treatment Methods

auricular - throat, HT, LU, shenmen, endocrine, use seeds or needles

injection - Ren 23, Qiang Yin (2 cun bilateral to thyroid cartilage prominence)

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