Children's Qi tends to sit right on the surface on their bodies making pediatric treatments incredibly effective. Depending on the condition, we can treat children with or without needles. We also may suggest adding granular herbs that can be dissolved into their food if appropriate or tincture herbs that are administered by a dropper. For the young tots still being breastfed, sometimes treating the mom with herbs can benefit the babies. Pediatric conditions we commonly treat include:
- Ear infections
- Developmental disorders
- Chronic diarrhea
- Chronic sinusitis
- Urinary problems.
Needle-Free Pediatric Acupuncture
Shonishin is a Japanese acupuncture system used for infants and children, from one month to ten years of age. The treatment involves tapping and brushing along meridians and applying light pressure to acupuncture points. Needles are not typically used on children under 7 years old. Instead we use small tools made of copper, gold-plated, and stainless steel that rub and tap the acupuncture points. Shonishin is practical, cost-effective, and produces positive results! It can be used for health maintenance and support for the treatment of childhood disorders. Children generally find these treatments very relaxing.