Shonishin is known as pediatric acupuncture, though typically no needles are used. Instead, small tools are used to stimulate the acupuncture points and channels without penetrating the skin.
This practice began in 17th century Japan and made its way to China and beyond. It was typically practiced on infants and children up to the age of seven. The main purpose of Shonishin is to strengthen the child’s constitution and help them to maintain health through their formative years.
Shonishin can also be used for a variety of childhood illnesses such as colic, reflux, digestive issues, sleep trouble, bed-wetting, colds and flus, asthma, skin irritation, and hyperactivity.
Because of its gentle nature, children generally find the treatment very relaxing and fun. Please contact us to learn more about Shonishin or pediatric treatments.