Archive for the ‘health’ Category

Suppression on pain and thoughts

April 13, 2014

This is a natural part of the mind.    In case of CMP, pain can be suppressed a long time.  Tingling and other body signals are ignored.

If excessive pain builds up, then the suppression is overwhelmed.

Heat pads and CMP

April 13, 2014

In my case, Elastogel heat pads for knee, thigh, cranial.   Also, a shoulder heat jacket.    These really do work to reduce the taut muscles, so to then stretch the adhesions.   Also reduce the irritations of taut myofascia.

David Wise’s book, “A Headache in the Pelvis” claims that the taut muscles and adhesions irritates the pelvis, causing most of chronic prostatitis syndrome.   I agree, and his book lends evidence to how CMP further works.

Adhesions, tight muscles, trigger points

April 13, 2014

Left thight rear   — feel like ripples of strands.   These are adhesions.

Lear thigh side — apparently had very tight muscle band.   Feels hard.

Throat– taut muscle band and trigger points.

 

Myofascia roller cylinders and stick rollers

April 13, 2014

I didn’t find very useful.    Perhaps my myofascia was just too tight.

Handheld thumper massage thumper was useful.

Heat pads and then massage thumper or massage were helpful.

Diaphragm breathing and acid reflux

November 26, 2013

As proper supported diaphragm breathing pushes the diaphragm (and also esophagus) downward, the stomach acid will flow into the esophagus and irritate acid reflux.

1. Don’t eat before singing.

2. Don’t drink carbonated drinks with caffeine (most carbonated drinks have caffeine).

3. Don’t drink caffeine.

If must sing, then use an antiacid.   These usually last 30 to 60 minutes, so will be very useful for singing and diaphragm breathing while with food in stomach.

Backaches

May 4, 2013

Back telling don’t touch hurt area and rearrange posture on it.

Do nasal steroids affect the freedom of soft palate movement and other tissues in back of throat

April 7, 2013

Does anyone know whether nasal steroids (Flonase) affect the freedom of the soft palate movement or other issues that have to do with the freedom of muscular movements in the back of throat areas?

antihistamines, meds with side-effects of hoarseness, zyrtex–singing

March 29, 2013

I’ve avoided most antihistamines because they made me drowsy.   Zyrtex much less so, and it took less than 1/4 tablet per day to stop my runny nose and itchy eyes.  Recently, took an course (1/8 to 1/4 tablet daily) for only 20 days.

Zyrtex continued an ache in my nasal cavity, close to throat,  and felt a bit like sore throat.  The initial ache was result of a cold.

As zyrtex relates to singing, I did fine for about 12 days, except for the ache.   Then, one day as I yelled at someone, I felt my vocal cords became sore and a bit raspy, and my soft palate acted funny.   Rested a day, and everything remained fine.

Five days later, I lost power in my highs and control of subtle singing effects because my soft palate wasn’t moving right.   And, my singing simply sounded funny.    On 20th day, discontinued zyrtex.

Three days later, my singing has returned 90%.

My belief is that while zyrtex stopped the mucus in my nasal cavity, and it also dried out my soft palate and fluids for vocal cords.   Result was couldn’t control my singing voice.

So, in general, if a medication indicates a side effect may be hoarseness, this also says it probably hasn’t been tested solely on a group of singers, and to be very observant on its singing effects.

Voice changes after waking

March 25, 2013

http://themodernvocalist.punbb-hosting.com/viewtopic.php?id=6597

 

My two cents worth.

Your vocal tract is relaxed when you wake up. It tenses throughout the day, due to a number of possible reasons, including, emotional tension, body cycles, bad posture, feelings and mood, type of food ingested, playing guitar, difficult tasks, etc., and gravity.

The vocal tract is attached to all other parts of one’s body, so tension arising from elsewhere can affect the vocal tract, reshaping your sound production methods.

Food, playing guitar, difficult tasks are easy to test, and emotional tension is easy to spot.   The others require more awareness–ergonomics, posture, feelings and moods.   These latter three can be fixed by ergonomics furniture and posture alignment (this is difficult to do though).  The feelings and moods are fixed via posture alignment, as described in meditation principles.

The question is less regarding why you’re tensioning when playing guitar, and instead, why your body doesn’t “detense” after playing the guitar and does so during your sleep.   In general, this is probably due to one’s posture alignment isn’t right, because if the posture is correct, then the counteracting muscles will pull and detense the tensed muscles when posture is straight.

 

>>>Hello, i have a problem with my voice. When i wake up my whole vocal system is very relaxed and i can hit from C2 to G6 and all the notes in between without any strain. My vocal fry is edgy and tone is clear, in short everything is perfect and i am really happy:D.

The bad news are that this quality and range (i dont care much about my whistle though its fun to have) is lost throughout the day and even within 1-2 hours without doing anything vocally… i mean not vocalizing at all. Vocal fry goes “bye bye” and i have to push to get the very high notes and i am limited from an F2 to a pushed G5 at best or ~G2 – ~D5 “solid” range. Also the quality degrades with little bit air, edge is greatly reduced. Only good thing is my highs E4-C5 become somewhat more powerful and easy to hit with fuller voice.

I think i am tensioning myself. Many times i find out i am tensioning especially when i play guitar or piano difficult exercises i am straining my jaw and probably my neck. This also happens without any activities, i mean doing nothing at all… :/

Any thoughts / advices?

throat massage and myofascia

February 24, 2013

 

Anyone know more about these myofascia massage on throat methods?