Pediatric Acupuncture treatments use natural methods to stimulate the body’s own healing power, restore balance, and support the child’s natural resilience.
Each treatment is customized to the individual child’s temperament and specific needs. All aspects of a child’s health are taken into consideration; physical, nutritional, and mental/emotional well-being. After a thorough discussion of the child’s health history and current complaint, one or more of the following treatments may be used: pediatric acupuncture, herbal medicine, far infrared heat therapy, shonishin, tuina massage, and dietary modifications.
WHAT IS SHONISHIN
Shonishin literally translates as sho “little”, ni “children”, and shin “needle”. It is a type of Japanese Pediatric Acupuncture treatment in which no needles are involved. Instead, small metal instruments are used to apply pressure and rubbing to certain areas of the body; usually the arms, legs, and upper back. It is a painless procedure and many children often find it soothing and calming.