A premature four-month-old, born with lung/breathing issues, came into my office for his third session. Two days previously he had been diagnosed with RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) and placed on oxygen because of difficulty breathing. His parents were warned to watch him carefully for the next 4-6 weeks because in premature infants RSV tends to be severe and long lasting.
His mom reported that her baby was very miserable with coughing, runny nose, lack of sleep, and not having an appetite. She was concerned that doing a session might overwhelm his little body since he was already struggling. I explained to her that I couldn’t say just what the body would choose to work on but if it did choose to work on the RSV he would probably get over it much faster than without the session.
The baby tolerated the session well and seemed to have actually improved his breathing before he left the office.
The next day, I saw mom in town; she was so excited because her son had stopped coughing, slept well, and his appetite had returned. When the family returned the next week for his next session they were very happy, excited that the baby had made a complete recovery from RSV in just two days rather than the 4-6 weeks.