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Pediatric Acupuncture

What is Pediatric Acupuncture? (AKA Shonishin)

Shonishin, a style of pediatric acupuncture, is a non-invasive form of acupuncture for infants and children. It was developed in the 1700s in Japan. It is a very gentle and effective form of treatment for children. Needles are not needed because the qi of children is so easy to access. Instead of needles, I use small tools to stimulate points and meridians by tapping or brushing. Because the qi of children is so easy to access, it is also easily disrupted. That's why regular Shonishin treatments are so good for children. And since Shonishin is noninvasive and not painful, kids love it. Not only does Shonishin treat many childhood illnesses, but it also helps to strengthen the child’s constitution along with strengthening their immune system to maintain good health. Shonishin is simple and gentle, yet effective.

Acupuncturist treating a young child
What are Full Moon and New Moon Treatment?

A full moon treatment is a Shonishin treatment that takes place monthly at the full moon and new moon.  These treatments are designed as balancing treatment that strengthens the child's constitution and boosts their immunity. Your child doesn't need to be sick or have any complaints or symptoms to benefit from a full moon treatment. This is a great way to keep your child healthy or get your child into better health.

What does Shonishin Acupuncture treat?
  • Weak constitution, weak immune system, colds, cough

  • Behavior issues

  • Digestive health, GERD, constipation, diarrhea

  • Night terrors and sleep issues

  • Hyperactivity, ADHD, focus

  • Allergies, asthma

  • Eczema, hives, and skin disorders

  • Ear infections

  • Bedwetting

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