Laryngomalacia (literally, “soft larynx“) is the most common cause of stridor in infancy, in which the soft, immature cartilage of the upper larynx collapses inward during inhalation, causing airway obstruction. It can also be seen in older patients, especially those with neuromuscular conditions resulting in weakness of the muscles of the throat. However, the infantile form is much more common. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laryngomalacia)
In recent years, we have treated three cases of this condition.
One A Z. female, 8 weeks old.Mom found her has difficult respiration since born, when inhaling the air, the baby has “ca”, “”ca” sound. The flexible laryngoscopy found she has laryngomalacia. Physician suggested baby to use Zantac, Omeprozole, and mylanta (block the acid reflux). We used acupuncture to adjust the lung and stomach meridian function. After three sessions, the respiration difficulty stopped. Then the baby had 30 additional acupuncture, everything became normal.
Another O V. male, 5 weeks old. same condition as above, after 2 sessions acupuncture, the respiration difficulty disappeared. Total had 14 treatments.