Shonishin: Japanese Pediatric Acupuncture
Pediatric AcupunctureShonishin is a Japanese acupuncture system used for children originated several hundred years ago in the Kansai area (Southwest Japan). This system is applicable to infants from as young as¬†one month to 10 years old. Or until they are comfortable to use needles. The instruments used, as well as the diagnostic techniques and examination are noninvasive.¬†Shonishin is also a practical and cost effective modality of health maintenance for children. Because children are such blank slates, they take to the treatments very fast, lessening the amount of treatments necessary…dependent on the severity or chronic nature of the ailment of course.
Here is a list of some common childhood disorders treatable with Shonishin:
  • asthma
  • bronchitis
  • colic
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • digestive disorders
  • chronic ear problems/ear infections
  • eczema
  • fever
  • skin rashes
  • insomnia
  • teething
  • sinusitis
  • bedwetting
  • stress
  • anxiety
  • nighterrors