Children's Health

Shoni-Shin (Japanese Pediatric Acupuncture)

Shoni-shin (Japanese pediatric acupuncture) is a type of non-needle acupuncture designed specifically for the treatment of children. This style of treatment was originally developed in Japan and still remains the main modality in pediatric health care. Shoni-Shin is a unique and painless approach to acupuncture that does not use insertive techniques. Specialized tools are used to scratch, tap or brush over the acupuncture pathways of the body. Many children describe it as a tickling sensation on their skin. It is often a very fun and relaxing experience for the child.

Like traditional acupuncture, Shoni-shin can treat a wide variety of health issues including, but not limited to, the following:

  • ADHD
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Bed wetting
  • Cold symptons
  • Colic
  • Constipations
  • Cough
  • Chronic health concerns
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear infections
  • Flu symptons
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Stomachaches
  • Teething

Shoni-shin treatments work best when offered at the very first onset of symptoms and when administered early. Another very good use of the treatment is preventive care. This type of therapy also helps rebuild the immune system in children who tend to fall ill frequently or are taking immune suppressing medications. At Primary Children's Hospital, Shoni-shin is also used to help recover from intense medical intervention, such as chemotherapy, radiation, minor and major surgery, and to heal faster. Infants to children age 10 can benefit from this type of acupuncture therapy.

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