Kids can’t always tell us when they are not feeling well, but they show us with their moods and their actions. Poor sleep, unending sniffles, and general crankiness can be signs that your little one is suffering.

full moon buttonShonishin is Japanese pediatric acupuncture, a powerful and non-invasive therapy based on fundamental theories of East Asian Medicine. Instead of inserting needles, this method uses metal tools to tap, rub and brush areas of the body. In addition to addressing pain, illness or imbalance, regular treatment, boosts the immunity and vitality by harmonizing the flow of qi in the body. You may notice the side effects of better sleep, better mood and a more relaxed child.

Preventative treatment is recommended when colds, flues, or allergies may be more prevalent or during transitions that involve physical, hormonal or mental/emotional challenges.

Shonishin is suitable for children of any age, from one month old babies and toddlers up to school aged children and is used successfully both for prophylactic and therapuetic purposes.

Conditions treated include:

  • allergies and respiratory issues,
  • frequent colds and ear infections,
  • insomnia, nightmares, night terrors
  • anxiety, depression, fussiness
  • digestive upset, colic,
  • acid reflux, abdominal pain
  • constipation, diarrhea
  • skin issues, teething pain,
  • growing pains, body pain

Young adults and pre-teens also experience a huge benefit from acupuncture for many issues including hormonal transitions, emotional or behavioral difficulties, digestive disorders, acne, and the stress of being a teen.

Helping our mini -me’s to become self aware of their body and their well being is a gift that will continue to benefit your child throughout their life.

Between the ages of 8 and 11, children can be transitioned to a needle insertion style, but only if it meets the child’s comfort level. Shonishin remains an excellent treatment method through the teenage years especially for those reacting sensitively or suffering from needle phobia.

Book an appointment for your little one today. Or click here to learn more about our Full Moon Kids Clinic. 


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