Acupuncture for Kids
Shonishin, or the Japanese Pediatric Acupuncture, is a type of acupuncture specifically designed for the treatment of children. It has been passing on and evolving for the last 2000 years. These techniques have been refined over the past century in Japan by a number of master practitioners. In the past 120 years, Shonishin has become an essential treatment modality for children in Japan.
The application of Shonishin could treat many different types of illness and also could be given to a wide range of age in children. The Shonishin treatment could be given to infant, young children, as well as teenagers.
Asthma, eczema, and digestion problems usually are the most common illness. Premature birth relate problems such as digestion and slow development are also seen a lot.
Pediatric Acupuncture covers much wider range of illness, including Squeaky voice, Crying at night, Quarrelsome, Poor appetite, Bites others, Insufficient sleep, Atopic dermatitis, Coughing, Sniveling, Sleeping with eyes open, Bedwetting, Asthma, Sleeplessness, Stiff shoulders, Constipation, Tonsillitis, Convulsion, Stuttering, Diarrhea, Bruxism, Vomiting milk, Abdominal pain, Pain of hand or foot, Headache, and etc.
The most common problem seen in infants is a syndrome known in Japan as kanno-mushi. The presentation can include: poor, crying in a high pitched voice, biting, pulling of own hair, bumping into walls, unable or not wanting to play with other kids, poor appetite, vomiting food or mother’s milk, tendency to catch colds or become feverish, etc.
The Pediatric Acupuncture Treatment
The Pediatric Acupuncture treatment is very gentle and painless. It does not involve with needle puncturing the skin. It is usually involved with touching and tapping different parts of the body including usually hair, upper back, stomach, forearms and legs with a round-tip needle.
Parents have their roles in the Shoni-hari treatment. During treatment, with the infants and young children, parents are encouraged to be present with their child to provide comfort and support during the treatment. Infants especially can be held in their parent’s arms while the treatment is being given.
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