Shonishin: Paediatric Healthcare
Shonishin is a specialized form of treatment
for babies and children that originated in Japan, based on theories from Chinese medical texts written over 2000 years ago,
and still considered the standard used by professional acupuncturists today.
on gentle, specialized, mostly non- inserted treatment techniques that children find comfortable and even pleasurable. Dramatic
results can be obtained even with very light treatment.
Shonishin techniques involve rhythmic
stroking, rubbing, tapping, and pressing the skin to give different kinds of gentle stimulation.
harmonize and fortify the child’s vital energy, and strengthen the child’s constitution.
Shonishin is used to treat a wide variety of problems, including:
- Failure to thrive syndrome
- Weak constitution
- Colic, excessive night crying, temper tantrums
- Allergies, asthma,
- Eczema and skin complaints
- Digestive disorders
- Behavioural disturbances
- ADD/ ADHD
- Sleep disorders
- Food allergies/ intolerances
- Ear infections